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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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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Teen dating: The critical practice run

Posted  March 3, 2017

This is the time of year when we focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. As the Centers for Disease Control has reported, 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males who have ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17…

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Japan Air Self Defense Force flies first solo mission

Posted  March 3, 2017

The first Japan Air Self Defense Force national representative to Luke took to the skies Feb. 7 during a mission five years in the making. After several months of training, Lt. Col. Nakano, JASDF F-35A pilot, completed a solo sortie and hit a historical milestone for the JASDF and 944th Fighter Wing. Nakano was sent…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

EOD Airmen maintain readiness

Posted  March 3, 2017

The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen participated in the fifth annual Operation Enduring Training Feb. 6 through 10 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range located southwest of Luke Air Force Base in Gila Bend. The purpose of the exercise was for EOD Airmen to gain combat experience while being exposed to contingency…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … What time is it?

Posted  March 3, 2017

Tim Allen’s much beloved sitcom from the 90s, “Home Improvement,” always began with the TV studio audience being asked the question, “What time is it?,” to which the audience shouted “It’s tool time.” The line never got old because you knew the next part of the show would include an inane demonstration of some tool…

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Street Beat

Posted  March 3, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Jan. 30 through Feb. 26 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 56 moving violations and 12 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 2: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 908. There were no injuries. Feb. 12:…

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