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General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard.

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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

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56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

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Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

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Thunderbolt of the Week: Master Sgt. Stanley Sutton

Posted  July 7, 2017

56th Logistics Readiness Squadron — Report of survey program manager Sutton identified a blind spot in the program, created a fix, and pushed for implementation, including convincing the entire chain of command of the improvements this change would realize. As a result, an average of six hours is saved per report of a survey.

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Thunderbolt of the Week: Staff Sgt. Kyle Quigg

Posted  July 7, 2017

56th Security Forces Squadron — Kennel Master Sets the standard for subordinate handlers to perform under stressful and rapidly evolving situations as he demonstrated during a recent call from Surprise police to conduct an explosive detector dog sweep.

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Luke celebrates Independence Day

Posted  July 7, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel An Airman from Luke Air Force Base grabs food provided by the Talking Stick Resort Arena personnel during an Independence Day military appreciation event hosted by World Wrestling Entertainment July 4, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz. WWE supports the military by enhancing morale for armed forces both…

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Former SEAL speaks of faith, experiences

Posted  July 7, 2017

Senior Airman James Hensley Former Navy SEAL Chad Williams, talks with Airman 1st Class Makarios Eshoo, 56th Communications Squadron network infrastructure technician, June 7 after a speech he gave at Luke Air Force Base about being a Navy SEAL. He stayed for a question and answer session afterward.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted  July 7, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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