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Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

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Luke opens Military and Veteran Success Center

Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a challenging experience for service members, veterans and dependents.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.


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Thank you so much for all the ‘Thanks’

Posted  March 3, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. — If I went through my past receipts on military discounts I would calculate a lot of cash left in my wallet from the generosity and appreciation of American businesses through the years; especially from hardware stores. A kitchen renovation is the newest project I’m tackling on my own time since its mid-winter…

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In Brief

Posted  March 3, 2017

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 3 through 10 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. Normal operations will resume March 11. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Anthony Sanchez or Staff Sgt. Lewis Hudgings at 623-856-6975….

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Salutes & Awards

AETC names airfield operations awards

Posted  March 3, 2017

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command awards: Air traffic controller: Staff Sgt. Marcus Hilton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield management journeyman: Senior Corey Gaffney, 56th OSS

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FW announces annual awards

Posted  March 3, 2017

The following individuals received 56th Fighter Wing staff agency annual awards: Airman: Senior Airman Corey Shires, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer, 56th FW Public Affairs Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Michael Jackson, 56th FW/PA Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th CPTS Field grade officer: Maj. David Barns, 56th FW Chapel Civilian:…

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ALS graduates 47 Senior Airmen

Posted  March 3, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen Feb. 9 from class 17-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Zachary Newman, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ty Rekart and Gregory Wilson, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Michael Rice, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commandant’s…

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