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Thunderbolts, trainers kickoff New Year’s wellness challenge

Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have taken the first step toward self-improvement by beginning the Force Support Squadron’s “New Year, New You” Weight Loss Challenge. 

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2018 Haboob Havoc: Legacy of Airpower Celebrating Frank Luke’s sacrifice

The 2018 Haboob Havoc, held Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, will be hosted by Luke Air Force Base. It is an annual competition where fighter pilots hone their skills in aerial combat, bringing together fighter pilots from across the Air Force to build comradery as well. This competition builds on the legacy of Frank Luke…

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We are leaders and work best in teams

The 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Ops team leads from the front! The extreme cold and hot swings of winter weather plays havoc on the concrete runways at Luke Air Force Base. Monolithic concrete structures, like runways require expansion joints to keep concrete from failing. Here at Luke, just like other airfields, we use a…

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Legendary pilot inspires new generation of air warriors

In March of 1967, a flight of F-4 Phantom IIs from the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, flew through clear skies for a bombing run on a steel mill in North Vietnam.

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Thunderbolts pursue F-16 seat raise initiative

Since 1976, the F-16 Fighting Falcon has seen a multitude of maintenance improvements which have enhanced its systems, simplified costs and reduced man hours needed to keep it in the air.


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Commentary

Labor Day: How it all began

Posted  September 11, 2015

The first Monday of September we celebrate the holiday that recognizes the rights of the everyday worker. Labor Day is the product of the labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of Americans. It stands as a tribute to the contributions workers made to earn the working rights that exist today. In…

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Health & Safety

Optometry Airmen help T-bolts see clearly

Posted  September 11, 2015

A crucial part of one’s overall job performance and morale is being able to see clearly, and that’s where the Luke Air Force Base Optometry Clinic Airmen step in. “We have two doctors, two technicians and one NCO in charge,” said Staff Sgt. Carmen Hysaw, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry clinic NCO in charge. “Technicians…

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Events

IN BRIEF September 11, 2015

Posted  September 11, 2015

Stand up for vets The 3rd Annual Stand Up For Veterans event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Glendale Community College Student Union. There will be employment opportunities, social services, legal services, free hair cuts for veterans, free lunch for vets and their families, and more. Vets can apply for healthcare…

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RAAF get new uniforms, jets

Posted  September 11, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer Flight Lt. Ben Mason and Sgt. Justin Kelly, Royal Australian Air Force members from the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, California, pose in front of Australia’s first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter at Luke AFB. They were at Luke to be a part of…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK September 11, 2015

Posted  September 11, 2015

Airman 1st Class Anthony Capanear Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance apprentice Hometown: Tuscon Years in service: Seven months Family: Wife and 3-year-old son Inspirations: Family friends Goals: Make a career of the Air Force, possibly cross-train into the medical field, pursue a bachelor’s degree in wildlife sciences Greatest feat: Helping people…

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