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Human performance training facility continues to progress

A team of highly trained professionals from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., known as the Human Performance Team, have taken strides in the development of the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition (TITAN) Arena.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ Thunderbolt Digital Edition – April 6, 2018 This month’s edition includes follow-up coverage of the Luke Days 2018 air show and open house. What a great weekend, full of fun, energy and awesome displays of air power! You’ll…

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56th Communications Squadron breaks ground on new operations building

Construction on the 56th Communications Squadron’s new central operations building began during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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T-Bolts reminded to “See Something, Say Something” about suspicious activity

Have you ever been on or near the base and noticed something that just didn’t look right, but didn’t quite know what to do? In an effort to highlight the role that all personnel have in insuring installation security and the importance of reporting vulnerabilities or suspicious activity, Air Force officials are urging all personnel…

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Thunderbolt Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ. In this month’s edition, we recognize SSgt. Geoffrey Rigby of Luke’s 56th Medical Operations Squadron, whose training was recently put to good use when he assisted an injured driver in the aftermath of an auto accident in Glendale.


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Brad Wursten — MXS-R

Posted  March 15, 2018

Watch as Brad Wursten flies in one of the most highly sophisticated airplanes in the world, the MXS-R made by MX Aircraft. The plane features a complete carbon fiber airframe that weighs an impressive 1,100 pounds. The Lycoming engine has 385 HP and can reach a top speed of more than 300 MPH, a roll…

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Tora Tora Tora: A Living History Museum

Posted  March 15, 2018

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” ~ President Franklin Roosevelt Tora, Tora, Tora began in 1972 when six replica Japanese aircraft used in the movie of the same name were…

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P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen

Posted  March 15, 2018

The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang, named Tuskegee Airmen, is an authentic and fully restored operational fighter from the World War II era. This awe-inspiring aircraft sparks conversations to educate young and old alike about the often-overlooked history of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew this same model as their signature aircraft in…

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Bill Stein Edge 540

Posted  March 15, 2018

Bill’s Edge 540 has a completely new and unique look. Using cutting-edge paint technology, Bill has designed the spectacular look of his new airplane using a paint that continuously changes color based on the constantly varying angles between the spectators, airplane and the lighting. Imagine the visual impact of Bill’s airplane that is multiple colors…

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Greg Coyler and the T-33 Ace Maker

Posted  March 15, 2018

Engine: Allison J-33/Rolls Royce Nene 10 Max speed: 505 kts/.80M Length: 37 feet 8 inches Height: 11 feet 8 inches Wing Span: 42 feet 5 inches w/tip tanks Max weight: 16,800 pounds

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