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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Salutes & Awards

Thunderbolts receive PACE Leadership Impact Award

Two Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., recently received the 2017 Profession of Arms Center of Excellence Leadership Impact Award for their contributions in shaping Air Force culture by impacting Airmen’s professional growth and development within the 56th Fighter Wing.

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Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving “Fighter Country” in the West Valley region of Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place!

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Salutes & Awards

AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…


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Luke AFB to resume F-35 flights after hypoxia investigation

Posted  June 21, 2017

Luke Air Force Base in Airzona will resume flights of F-35 fighter jets Wednesday after experts and engineers investigated a series of events in which pilots reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation, base officials said June 19.

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Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin
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Arizona Guard Airman relates leadership lessons

Posted  June 21, 2017

Arizona Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer wears a fireman’s helmet as a hazardous material technician for the City of Maricopa Fire Medical Department, a coach’s cap as an assistant high school football coach, and a military duty cap as a vehicle maintenance apprentice with the 161st Air Refueling Wing here.

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Brotherhood, Service, Sacrifice

Posted  June 21, 2017

Two brothers born and raised at Luke AFB, assigned to the 310th and 62nd fighter squadrons, tell their story about brotherhood, service, and sacrifice.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
Health & Safety

Flightline maintenance: safety first

Posted  June 19, 2017

Arizona heat is nothing to joke about, especially with the temperatures rising above 100 degrees during summer. At that temperature, how do maintainers continue to operate and cope with the heat?

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Luke Service Blitz Sends 3,000 Airmen into Community

Posted  June 19, 2017

On June 16, 2017, more than 3,000 Airmen visited more than 100 sites across the valley to volunteer in the community during the Luke Service Blitz. The Luke [Air Force Base, Ariz.] Service Blitz is the second part in a two-part action orientated platform designed to pause the day-to-day mission and focus on service to…

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