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Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide with more than 175 countries and 1 billion people commemorating the day each year.

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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Air Force

Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

World

WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Annual Haboob Havoc competition brings camaraderie, fighter pilot retention to Luke

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., leadership held the 5th annual fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc March 25-29. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition where pilots hone their skills in air-to-air and air-to-ground contests as well as build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture to assist with pilot retention.


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Changes made in security clearance, background checks

Posted  November 3, 2017

It is everyone’s responsibility to report potential derogatory information to the designated unit security manager when an incident occurs on or off Luke Air Force Base. Failure to report potential information could impact a person’s clearance, the mission and ultimately a person’s career. Continuous Evaluation is a new requirement and process that has been implemented…

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56th CES maintain barriers, ensure safety

Posted  March 4, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider An F-16A Fighting Falcon prepares to catch the emergency cable of the BAK-12 arresting system during an annual drill at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2019. The BAK-12 is used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands during an emergency situation.   Air…

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New 56th Communications Squadron facility to open in 2020

Posted  January 18, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Oscar Siqueiros, Army Corps of Engineers project manager discusses building plans for the new 56th Communication Squadron building, Jan. 14, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The new facility offers an exponential amount of space with its two-story floor plan and open spaces. Construction began…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: July 6

Posted  July 9, 2016

In this look around the Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II makes a trans-Atlantic flight, an Airman runs 694 miles for post-traumatic stress disorder awareness, and the Minnesota Air National Guard deploys to South Korea.

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Sports

TSgt’s personal best wins 1st place at Mr. Olympia

Posted  December 2, 2016

A programs monitor with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron received first-place at the Mr. Olympia Pro Powerlifting Invitational Sept. 17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin O’Brien bested the competition at the invitation-only, single-ply, international event held once a year. “The Olympia is an elite-level competition for powerlifting,” O’Brien said….

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