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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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Luke Egress Airmen reduce F-35 canopy shaped charge replacement time by 120 hours

Over the past two months, Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., developed a new process for the replacement of flexible linear shaped charges on F-35 Lightning II canopies.

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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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AAFES programs improve lives of Airmen

Posted  June 2, 2017

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has been improving the lives of service members around the globe since 1895. AAFES provides Soldiers and Airmen a place to shop, dine, grab a snack, get a haircut, have their cars repaired and so much more, according to Aileen Rivenburg, 56th Fighter Wing Base Exchange General Manager….

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Air Force to release F-35 weight restrictions

Posted  June 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II. The restriction was imposed in 2015 due to concerns about the risk during ejections in a portion of the flight envelope. After rigorous testing to ensure the escape system works reliably and…

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944th FW maintainers maintain morale

Posted  June 2, 2017

Tech. Sgt. Nestor Cruz, 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  FROM LEFT: Airman Gabriel Coronado and Senior Airman Luis Pizarro, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 munitions systems apprentices, play horseshoes May 7 during their unit’s family day picnic at Luke Air Force Base. Representatives from Benevilla Family Resource Center, Exceptional Family Member Program, Airman and Family…

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Citizen Airmen participate in National Police Week

Posted  June 2, 2017

Citizen Airmen in local law enforcement uniforms joined forces with defenders from Luke Air Force Base on May 18 during the S.S. Mayaguez retreat ceremony. The event was one of many taking place during National Police Week, which ran from May 15 to 19 and recognizes the service and sacrifice of law enforcement personnel. The…

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People First

Posted  June 2, 2017

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Mental health…

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