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General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

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Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 15

Posted  August 18, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Secretary of the Air Force swears in a new undersecretary, B-1B crews deployed to Guam fly their first mission and the SecAF speaks on the light attack experiment.

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Luke’s hydraulics shop adds to the Air Force stockpile

Posted  August 16, 2017

Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., work together with squadrons across the base to maintain the hydraulics systems for various aircraft systems.

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Salutes & Awards

Portraits in Courage: Capt. Dustin Smail

Posted  August 14, 2017

Air Force photograph Capt. Dustin Smail, an instructor pilot in the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was chosen for his courage in combat as a 2017 Portraits in Courage honoree. Honorees for this year’s “Portraits in Courage” program were recently released. “Portraits in Courage” is a 10-year tradition that pays tribute…

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Invisible Wounds of War support group started

Posted  August 14, 2017

A peer support group called Invisible Wounds of War is scheduled to start Aug. 22 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The IWW group was created to give Team Luke the opportunity to be heard. “The purpose is to develop peer relationships in which individuals are willing to open up and discuss their problems despite…

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Luke’s Weather Flight

Posted  August 11, 2017

Airmen in the weather office make our mission of building the future of air power possible by ensuring smooth base operation under any weather condition and making sure pilots are safe to fly every single day.

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