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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Local

Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Technology

Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.


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Salutes & Awards

Spirit of Warriors: 56th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Posted  February 2, 2018

Airman Senior Airman Arta Rexhepi 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg 56th Fighter Wing Legal Senior NCO Master Sgt. Arthur Sanchez 607th Air Control Squadron Company grade officer Capt. Rachel Stanley 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron CGO instructor pilot Capt. Michael Slotten 56th Operations Support Squadron Field grade officer Maj. Benjamin Carlson 56th…

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Health & Safety

Go Tooth Team!

Posted  February 2, 2018

Every year in February, dentists and children’s organizations across the states promote National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year the American Dental Association’s campaign slogan is “Brush Your Teeth with Fluoride Toothpaste and Clean Your Teeth for a Healthy Smile.” They are encouraging children to use fluoridated toothpaste, properly brushing and flossing to make an…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … Airman grateful for wife’s sacrifice

Posted  February 2, 2018

Last month, my wife and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. “Celebrate” is perhaps an exalted expression, but we did splurge a bit and went out to Olive Garden with our youngest son. Obviously, we know how to throw a celebration. Perhaps it was the passing of another year, or maybe it was just my…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  February 2, 2018

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 18, 2017, through Jan. 15 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 86 moving violations and 17 nonmoving violations. Traffic accidents Dec. 18: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the parking lot at Bldg. 325. The driver…

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

Dedicated crew chiefs: A step above the rest

Posted  February 2, 2018

From the early days of Charles Edward Taylor, a vital contributor to the building and maintaining of the first aircraft engine, to the approximately 100,000 maintainers who ensure air superiority today, crew chiefs work to keep aircraft flying and mission-ready.

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