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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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Jeremy D. Wolff Air Force

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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2017 TSP contribution limits announced

Posted  February 3, 2017

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Internal Revenue Service have announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan for 2017. They will remain unchanged from 2016 except for a traditional tax-exempt increase. Those limits are: • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination limit: $18,000 • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination catch-up limit: $6,000 • Traditional tax-exempt: $54,000 NOTE: The…

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AETC observes 75th anniversary, birth of professional Air Force

Posted  February 3, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Education and Training Command celebrated its 75th anniversary on Jan. 23 – a date much more important in our nation’s heritage than a simple mark in time. Jan. 23, 1942, proved to be the birth of a professional Air Force – men and women precisely selected and trained…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 3, 2017

Meaningful backward look I’ve taught three teens to drive. One constant truth, in that terrifying process, is that one cannot focus too long on the rearview mirror without getting into serious trouble, an accident or dying. On the other hand, one must take a glance in the rearview mirror from time to time, to avoid…

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Online shopping benefit available in Nov.

Posted  February 3, 2017

Shopmyexchange.com will open on Veterans Day 2017 to honorably discharged veterans DALLAS – After four years of coordination with the Defense Departments, Army and Air Force as well as several other federal agencies, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will welcome home approximately 15 million veterans on Nov. 11. “AAFES is honored to offer…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  February 3, 2017

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents occurring Jan. 1 through 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Tickets SFS issued citations for 25 moving and 10 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 10: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 660. There were no injuries. Jan. 11: SFS responded…

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