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Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Salutes & Awards

AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

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Second Lady Karen Pence speaks to military spouses at Luke AFB

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for her first time to talk to military spouses May 1.


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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  July 7, 2017

Policy letters and life Policy letters are documents that declare a commander’s position on any given topic. For example, your commander may produce a policy letter on physical training requirements, or a policy related to leave or off-duty activities. These policy letters serve the purpose of making the decision-making process simpler. Simply put, one doesn’t…

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Thunderbolt of the Week: Master Sgt. Stanley Sutton

Posted  July 7, 2017

56th Logistics Readiness Squadron — Report of survey program manager Sutton identified a blind spot in the program, created a fix, and pushed for implementation, including convincing the entire chain of command of the improvements this change would realize. As a result, an average of six hours is saved per report of a survey.

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Thunderbolt of the Week: Staff Sgt. Kyle Quigg

Posted  July 7, 2017

56th Security Forces Squadron — Kennel Master Sets the standard for subordinate handlers to perform under stressful and rapidly evolving situations as he demonstrated during a recent call from Surprise police to conduct an explosive detector dog sweep.

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Luke celebrates Independence Day

Posted  July 7, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel An Airman from Luke Air Force Base grabs food provided by the Talking Stick Resort Arena personnel during an Independence Day military appreciation event hosted by World Wrestling Entertainment July 4, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz. WWE supports the military by enhancing morale for armed forces both…

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Former SEAL speaks of faith, experiences

Posted  July 7, 2017

Senior Airman James Hensley Former Navy SEAL Chad Williams, talks with Airman 1st Class Makarios Eshoo, 56th Communications Squadron network infrastructure technician, June 7 after a speech he gave at Luke Air Force Base about being a Navy SEAL. He stayed for a question and answer session afterward.

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