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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted  July 7, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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Barry M. Goldwater Range conservation efforts

Posted  July 3, 2017

Being a steward of our nation treasures is a great honor. The Barry M. Goldwater Range has many different species present including the endangered lesser long nosed bat.

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