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Luke Thunderbolts donate blood for troops

The Armed Services Blood Program teamed up with Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., staff to facilitate blood donations within the Thunderbolt community for overseas troops in need Dec. 7.

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Luke’s newest AMU supports F-35 program

Since the arrival of the first F-35A Lightning II to the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., earlier this year, maintainers, crew chiefs and other respective maintenance positions have been steadily working to continue developing Airmen toward building the future of Airpower.

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Ghost towns of Arizona

As Airmen, we have the unique opportunity to live in different places across the world, and this presents endless adventures to be pursued. In Arizona, there are more than 275 ghost towns to explore. Some of the largest and most prosperous towns were those that boomed during the gold, silver and copper rushes of the…

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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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2016 in Photos — 5

Posted  January 6, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. Matthew Short F-16 fighting Falcons and F-35 Lightning IIs from the 56th Fighter Wing fly side-by-side during a large-force exercise April…

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Become a VITA volunteer

Posted  October 22, 2015

Volunteers Are Needed for the Upcoming Tax Season. No prior tax experience required and free training is provided. Luke Air Force Base is looking for volunteers to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program during the 2016 tax season Jan. 25 through April 14.  Volunteers will assist individuals and families in preparing their tax returns…

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56th Medical Group

Posted  October 7, 2016

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Support 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs Demographics: There are 59 military active-duty personnel, six civilians and four contractors Leadership Commander: Col. Robert Craig-Gray Squadron superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Oluwasina Awolusi Responsibilities: The Aerospace Medicine Squadron mission is…

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Events

STREET BEAT

Posted  February 25, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Feb. 15 through 21 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 40 moving violations and nine nonmoving violations. Emergency responses Feb. 16: Security forces responded to a report of a medical emergency at the base track where an individual was having chest…

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Luke hosts Forging Sabre biennial exercise

Posted  October 22, 2015

Luke Air Force Base will host Forging Sabre, a biennial exercise involving the members of the Republic of Singapore armed forces Nov. 30 through Dec. 14. The Forging Sabre exercise will include both night and weekend flying operations for the duration of the exercise at Luke AFB and the Barry M. Goldwater Range complex. The…

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