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Luke’s newest AMU supports F-35 program

Since the arrival of the first F-35A Lightning II to the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., earlier this year, maintainers, crew chiefs and other respective maintenance positions have been steadily working to continue developing Airmen toward building the future of Airpower.

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Ghost towns of Arizona

As Airmen, we have the unique opportunity to live in different places across the world, and this presents endless adventures to be pursued. In Arizona, there are more than 275 ghost towns to explore. Some of the largest and most prosperous towns were those that boomed during the gold, silver and copper rushes of the…

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Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

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Latin American Cadets visit Thunderbolt Nation

Posted  November 10, 2017

Cadets from 12 different Latin American nations arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 6 for this year’s Latin American Cadet’s Initiatives program.

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ASU Salute to Service

Posted  November 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams The U.S. Air Force Band of the West performs at Arizona State University’s annual Salute to Service tailgate event in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2017. The Salute to Service initiative honors military members past and present for their sacrifices to our country by hosting service themed events….

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2017 Luke AFB Power Lifting Competition

Posted  November 8, 2017

Sixteen members of team Luke participated in an annual power lifting competition last Friday.  Competitors performed squats, bench press and deadlifts.

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2018 Luke Days

Posted  November 8, 2017


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Around the Air Force: Nov. 8

Posted  November 8, 2017

On this look around the Air Force President Trump visit Yokota Air Base, Japan, the chief master sergeant of the Air Force gets on Instagram, and the 130th Airlift Wing returns from deployment.

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