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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.

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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.

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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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Luke F-35 seat modifications expand aviator pool

Posted  January 29, 2018

Since October 2015, pilots weighing less than 136 pounds have been restricted from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to concerns of possible neck injuries that could result during ejection seat procedures.

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Desert Destinations: Humphreys Peak

Posted  January 29, 2018

Humphreys Peak towers over Coconino National Forest located just north of Flagstaff, Ariz. Humphreys Peak is Arizona’s highest landmass with an elevation of 12,633 feet.

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‘Diet Deb’ slims Luke snack bars

Posted  January 22, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Deb Robinson, 56th Medical Group dietician, poses for a photo in front of the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s snackbar Jan. 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base. Robinson, known on base as “Diet Deb,” is running an initiative to change snackbars for units through the 56th Fighter…

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Luke Days moves to March 17-18, welcomes U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Posted  January 17, 2018

  The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has moved Luke Days to March 17-18, 2018, in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. The event is free and open to the public. The upcoming air show marks Luke’s 77th year of operation since its founding in 1941….

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Did You Know … Pharmacy

Posted  January 17, 2018

The 56th Medical Group Pharmacy at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, filled 391,000 prescriptions in 2017. In 2018, they plan to decrease patient wait times with patient prioritization.

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