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LRS Airmen support RAAF C-17

The U.S. Air Force has a strong partnership with allies world-wide. Not only during times of war, but also during humanitarian missions, our countries military forces work together to deliver life-saving supplies to those in need.

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Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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F-35s first B-course takes flight

The Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II basic flight course class took to the skies for the first time as they entered the live flying portion of their training Feb. 8, 2017.

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New construction of fourth F-35 squadron

With the F-35 Lightning II training moving ahead, new construction has begun at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to house more F-35s. Construction for the fourth F-35 fighter squadron broke ground in December of 2016 near the 62nd Fighter Squadron and Nondestructive Inspection Building.


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STREET BEAT

Posted  February 3, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Jan. 1 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Tickets SFS issued citations for 25 moving and 10 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 10: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 660. There were no injuries. Jan. 11: SFS responded…

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PMEL Calibrates on a Standard Level

Posted  February 3, 2017

When performing maintenance on essential military equipment, the precision and accuracy of the testing tool is crucial.

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MLK walk

Posted  February 3, 2017

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Fatimah Halim, designer and facilitator of the Rites of Passage Programs for Phoenix area youth, and Lt. Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, lead the way during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day walk Jan. 13 at Luke Air Force Base. MLK day is a day to remember…

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Chapel Corner

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Luke Chapel team is committed to ensuring spiritual care for the entire family. Chapel offices are in the Luke Community Chapel at 139th Avenue and Shooting Star Street. All services are Sunday unless noted. For more information, call 623-856-6211. COM-Chapel on the Mall LCC-Luke Community Chapel Worship schedule Catholic Mass Saturday is at 5…

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Water: Where does it come from?

Posted  February 3, 2017

There are more than 3,000 military personnel and dependents living on Luke Air Force Base who receive ground water pumped to the base water tower from a two-well system on base. Beginning this year, the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron will now receive supplemental water from Valley Utilities. The connection the 56th CES is constructing will…

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