Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….

retirement Air Force

A&FRC provides blended retirement system training

Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate…

8 Local

Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and was completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a threat to the flying…


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Air Force

Transparent leadership: An old concept for modern times

Posted  September 1, 2016

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — We’re living in an age of hyper-connectivity. With sensors everywhere and supercomputers in our pockets, there’s a wealth of information available to everyone, whether it’s a review of a restaurant, an updated Air Force instruction or the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European). There are unofficial…

Full Story »

Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.
Local

Luke receives AF’s 100th F-35

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The F-35  Lightning II program took a major step forward recently with the announcement of initial operational capability and another huge step was made at Luke Air Force Base Aug. 26 when the Air Force’s 100th F-35 Lightning II, designated AF-100, arrived here. “This marks a milestone and shows…

Full Story »

News

In Brief

Posted  September 1, 2016

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed Sept. 9 through 15 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The munitions turn-in/issue deadline is 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Normal operations will resume Sept. 16. For more information, call Tech. Sgt….

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

AF announces SSgt selects

Posted  September 1, 2016

The Air Force announced Aug. 25 the following 318 senior airmen have been selected for promotion to staff sergeant at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Jenna Bigham 56th Comptroller Squadron Blanton Chamberlain, Kyle Reaves and Corey Shires 56th Operations Support Squadron Harold Charles, Mereena Fahndrich, Bryce Gardner, Clerissa Hoard, Jared Linke, Alexander Lopez,…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

56th Fighter Wing names quarterly award winners

Posted  September 1, 2016

The following individuals are wing quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Franko Salajcik, 607th Air Control Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Thomas Tedesco, 56th Operations Support Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Rene Garza, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Robert Hooper, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Company grade officer instructor pilot: Capt. Joseph Chasser,…

Full Story »