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West Valley Recognized for Strong Support

Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, joined the West Valley Partners to receive The Great American Defense Community award March 25, 2017, at the Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz.

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AF leaders: Total force essential to readiness

Air Force senior leaders testified on the current state of the total force readiness before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

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The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force.

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Goldfein: Future of war is networked, multi-domain

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.

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63rd Fighter Squadron receives its first F-35

The 63rd Fighter Squadron received its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.


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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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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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Cash back option returns to Luke Exchange

Posted  March 3, 2017

After an extended technical challenge, cash back at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has returned. Shoppers using a debit card at the Luke Exchange can get cash back in increments of $10, $20 or $50. Cash back options at the Express and Military Clothing store include $5, $10 or $20. The cash-back option…

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