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56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

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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.

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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….

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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…


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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,…

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56th Communications Squadron keeps base connected

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Technology has become a major factor in people’s lives, connecting people through email, phone calls and typed documents. At Luke, the Airmen of the 56th Communications Squadron provide the infrastructure to support, power and repair this network, ensuring mission success at Luke. “Personnel need access to computers, printers and…

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EFMP alive, well at Luke AFB

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Exceptional Family Member Program supports military families with special medical and educational needs. The program has three components: Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical or educational needs, assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station and family support to…

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Program rewards academic excellence

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Military students can turn good grades into rewards — and have a chance to win a $2,000 gift card with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. Through the program, students in grades one through 12 who maintain a B average or better are…

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Exchange backs holidays with no-fee layaway

Posted  September 1, 2016

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Airmen, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden from inquisitive eyes. As of Sept. 1, the Luke Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items…

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