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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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Team Luke honors life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted  January 15, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance march at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2018. Approximately 70 Airmen participated in the march which honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.   Air…

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Luke Strengthens Partnership with Local Law Enforcement

Posted  January 12, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Police Department representatives from the cities of El Mirage, Peoria and Surprise pose for a photo with members from the 56th Security Forces Squadron after signing the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course Memorandum of Understanding at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2018. The memorandum allows…

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Thunderbolts, trainers kickoff New Year’s wellness challenge

Posted  January 10, 2018

Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have taken the first step toward self-improvement by beginning the Force Support Squadron’s “New Year, New You” Weight Loss Challenge. 

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Chapel Highlight

Posted  January 10, 2018

The Chapel provides more for airmen than just a place to gain spiritual strength, but a place to give back to the community that provides so much support for them.

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2018 Haboob Havoc: Legacy of Airpower Celebrating Frank Luke’s sacrifice

Posted  January 5, 2018

The 2018 Haboob Havoc, held Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, will be hosted by Luke Air Force Base. It is an annual competition where fighter pilots hone their skills in aerial combat, bringing together fighter pilots from across the Air Force to build comradery as well. This competition builds on the legacy of Frank Luke…

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