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Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Luke opens Military and Veteran Success Center

Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a challenging experience for service members, veterans and dependents.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.


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Salutes & Awards

AETC announces award winners

Posted  February 3, 2017

The following individuals or units are 2016 Air Education and Training Command awards winners: Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Effectiveness Medium aircraft maintenance category: 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Secretary of the Air Force special achievement Part-time SB specialist: Mary Peetz, 56th Contracting Squadron Civil engineer excellence Major General Robert C. Thompson Award (Resources excellent):  56th Civil…

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A1Cs shine to earn B-T-Z

Posted  February 3, 2017

The following 16 airmen first class were designated by the 56th Fighter Wing for below-the-zone promotion to senior airman: Turner Antonsen, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Garrett Byers, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Colin Davis, 310th AMU David Escobar, 56th Force Support Squadron Chad Hall, 56th Medical Support Squadron Alex Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron Xavier Knapp, 309th…

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Keep tiny teeth healthy, strong

Posted  February 3, 2017

We all know that a child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out. Does that mean they don’t need to be taken of? Baby teeth play an important role in helping a child bite, chew food and speak clearly. They also help permanent adult teeth grow into the correct position by acting as placeholders. It’s important…

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New tattoo policy invites qualified recruits

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Air Force announced a new policy on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, Jan. 9, 2017. According to the new policy, authorized tattoos on the chest, back, arms and legs will no longer be restricted to 25 percent of the exposed area while in uniform. Hand tattoos will be limited to one single-band…

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Warrior Iron Chef challenges LUKE Thunderbolts

Posted  February 3, 2017

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Cassie Estep, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of documented cargo, displays the ingredients for her recipe at the contest. Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Senior Airman Austin Harder, 56th FSS food service specialist, kicks off the Warrior Iron Chef competition by explaining the rules and setting…

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