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Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus

It was an historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Dec. 5 in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first foreign military sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation

Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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MTIs get trained at Luke …

Tech. Sgt. Jack Lozano, 433rd Training Recruiters military training instructor, talks with 944th Fighter Wing Airmen Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base about what to expect when becoming an MTI. For more information, email the 433rd TRS MTI recruiting team at 433trs.recruiting@us.af.mil.


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DoD

Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted  November 22, 2016

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period.  The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that…

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Luke’s senior leaders reveal 56th Fighter Wing new mission, vision, beliefs

Posted  November 18, 2016

The commander of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., revealed the 56th Fighter Wing’s new mission, vision and beliefs during a Thunderbolt Huddle 4 Nov at Club Five Six.

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Veterans

Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted  November 18, 2016

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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F-16 Fighting Falcon participates in refueling mission out of Luke

Posted  November 18, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams First Lt. Justin Greenway, 70th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, leads a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps group to a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Nov. 16, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Members of the group were a part of JROTC and spouses…

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Air Force

2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages due by Dec. 1

Posted  November 18, 2016

The 2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Dec. 1. This awards program recognizes the Outstanding Air Force Scientific Applications Specialist in three distinct categories: technician, supervisor and manager. The objective of the program is to recognize an individual technician, supervisor, and manager for…

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