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Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

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TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….


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Commentary

Solo student handles in-flight emergency

Posted  November 4, 2016

A Buckeye, Arizona, man maintained calm while following his training when he responded to an in-flight emergency that resulted in a safe landing of the airplane with no damage to pilot or aircraft. Nick Sherman, 18, took off from Glendale Municipal Airport during a training solo and was not expecting to deal with a broken…

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Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  November 4, 2016

Col. Robert Sylvester, 56th Mission Support Group commander, and Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron milpay technician, conclude the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month festivities with a cake cutting at a luncheon Oct. 14 at Club Five Six. “Un Corazon Flamenco” performed, retired Chief Warrant Officer II Roy Delgado, now a city of El…

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‘Q4Z’ aims to eliminate on-duty fatalities, injuries

Posted  November 4, 2016

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The new fiscal year brings a renewed emphasis from Air Force occupational safety professionals to the Quest for Zero initiative, which sets a goal of zero on-duty injuries and fatalities. “I’m often asked why we promote Quest for Zero,” said Bill Parsons, the Air Force chief of occupational safety….

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Tech Report: Biofuels

Posted  November 2, 2016

In this episode of Tech Report, we learn the important role biofuels play in reducing dependence on crude oil.

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Around the Air Force: Nov. 1

Posted  November 2, 2016

On this look around the Air Force a reduction in ancillary training is announced, cyberattacks are the leading strategic threat and a preview of the latest episode of BLUE features Air Force tankers.

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