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Luke commemorates women’s accomplishments

This year, the Women’s History Month committee at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has scheduled an array of events throughout March to show admiration for these heroine’s role in history, past and present.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Luke medic administers life-saving aid after car crash

On Jan. 16, 2018, Staff Sgt. Geoffrey Rigby, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was sitting in his truck at the intersection of Dysart Ave. and Indian School Rd. in Glendale, Ariz., waiting on a red light.

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Luke hosts Haboob Havoc 2018

The 2018 fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc was hosted by Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 29-Feb. 2. The competition was held for pilots to hone their skills in aerial combat, build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture.

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

Dedicated crew chiefs: A step above the rest

From the early days of Charles Edward Taylor, a vital contributor to the building and maintaining of the first aircraft engine, to the approximately 100,000 maintainers who ensure air superiority today, crew chiefs work to keep aircraft flying and mission-ready.

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King’s dream — senior airman’s reality

Posted  April 7, 2017

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He called for an end to racism. Fast forward to now. When I wake up in…

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FMS pilots, 944th FW reach 100th F-35 sortie milestone

Posted  April 7, 2017

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 10 when they flew their 100th sortie in an F-35 Lightning II at the 944th Fighter Wing. The milestone is significant for the team making the mission happen on a daily basis. “It was truly a reflection of the…

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Exchange restaurants open to base visitors, civilian workers

Posted  April 7, 2017

While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to military members and their families, anyone can dine in Luke Exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations. Army Regulation 215-8/Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) lets anyone, including visitors, contractors and Defense Department civilians, dine at the Exchange’s more than…

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In Brief

Posted  April 7, 2017

AFAF concert The 56th Fighter Wing Air Force Assistance Fund committee is kicking off this year’s campaign with a free U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band concert 4 to 6 p.m. April 10 at Fowler Park. The campaign goes until May 19. For more information, call Capt. Pedro Rivera at 623-856-4238. For information on the…

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Base honored during annual celebration of life

Posted  April 7, 2017

Luke Air Force Base received the Platinum Award, the highest possible award, for the number of drives held on base in 2016 by United Blood Services. They also received the Hero Award, which is given to the top 5 percent of Arizona blood sponsors. With more than 1,100 organizations hosting a drive last year, less…

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