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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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MTIs get trained at Luke …

Tech. Sgt. Jack Lozano, 433rd Training Recruiters military training instructor, talks with 944th Fighter Wing Airmen Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base about what to expect when becoming an MTI. For more information, email the 433rd TRS MTI recruiting team at 433trs.recruiting@us.af.mil.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Local

Curtain call for Luke theater troupe

The Luke Experience is a theatre group consisting of volunteers with a passion for acting that perform shows on stage throughout the year. However, most are not aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to produce a play.

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 


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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Prime Beef: Building morale, preparedness

Posted  November 22, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Humvees parked in the ATSO (ability to survive and operate) compound during a Prime Beef exercise at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2016. The exercise reinforced skills in self-aid buddy care, gathering intelligence, countersign, and defensive fighting positions. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke…

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DoD

Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted  November 22, 2016

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period.  The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that…

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Luke’s senior leaders reveal 56th Fighter Wing new mission, vision, beliefs

Posted  November 18, 2016

The commander of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., revealed the 56th Fighter Wing’s new mission, vision and beliefs during a Thunderbolt Huddle 4 Nov at Club Five Six.

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Veterans

Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted  November 18, 2016

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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F-16 Fighting Falcon participates in refueling mission out of Luke

Posted  November 18, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams First Lt. Justin Greenway, 70th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, leads a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps group to a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 16, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the group were a part of JROTC and spouses…

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