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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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Chaplain’s thoughts … Getting back up

Posted  August 4, 2017

“It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts. It’s how many times you get back up.” ~ George A. Custer, 19th century American Cavalry commander Getting back up is an indispensable quality.  We must acquire this quality or suffer for its lack.  This quality will serve you well, it will enable you…

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Single Airmen Program changes name

Posted  August 4, 2017

For single Airmen, arriving at a new base means adjusting to being away from friends and family. The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation offers a program designed to ease transition for single service members arriving at Luke. Previously known as the Single Airman Program, Recharge for Resiliency is a program geared toward single active-duty…

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AETC workshop cultivates innovation across AF training community

Posted  August 4, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Education and Training Command’s Innovation and Transformation Office hosted its annual Wing Process Manager Workshop June 27-29. The three-day workshop brought together wing process managers from across the command to foster new ideas to improve how missions are accomplished as well as to better recognize the Airmen…

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Street Beat

Posted  August 4, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 28 through July 23 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 105 moving and 15 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents June 28: SFS responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange parking garage. SFS issued one citation. There…

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New Air Force health mobile app available for patients

Posted  August 4, 2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility they use. This…

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