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Luke’s MWDs participate in 2019 Desert Dog Trials

Posted April 12, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Military working dogs form the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., participated in the 2019 Desert Dog Trials, April 6, at Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Air Force

Weather Airmen’s predictions essential to mission

Posted April 5, 2019 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class LEALA MARQUEZ

Flying missions take hours of preparation and one key aspect is considering how weather will impact pilots during flight. The 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight tells fighter squadrons which routes are safe to fly with mission execution forecasts, detailed descriptions of weather conditions for the outlined mission. “We receive flying schedules from the fighter…

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WWII laborer champions ‘Rosie the Riveter’ legacy

Posted April 5, 2019 by by Master Sgt. AMAANI LYLE

ARLINGTON, Va. — When it comes to symbolizing the influx of women in the workforce and the wave of patriotism and feminism that surge sparked during World War II, few American icons are more recognizable than “Rosie the Riveter.” Artist J. Howard Miller’s 1942 poster, featuring a bandanna-donning, blue-collared woman with the famed flex beneath…

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Annual Haboob Havoc competition brings camaraderie, fighter pilot retention to Luke

Posted April 3, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., leadership held the 5th annual fighter pilot competition known as Haboob Havoc March 25-29. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition where pilots hone their skills in air-to-air and air-to-ground contests as well as build camaraderie and revitalize fighter pilot culture to assist with pilot retention.

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607th ACS all female mission makes history

Posted April 3, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Cox

For the first time in Air Force history, the Command and Control Battle Management Operations career field executed a mission on its newest weapon system, the Battlefield Control System, with an entirely female crew.

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Girl Scouts visit Luke for insight on life as an Airman

Posted April 1, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

More than a hundred local Girl Scouts visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 27 to hear from female Airmen on life in the military. The visit consisted of a question and answer session with a panel of female Airmen, a Military Working Dog demonstration and an F-16 Fighting Falcon static display.

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62nd Fighter Squadron brings its partner nation cohesion to the fight at Red Flag

Posted March 29, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

The “Spikes” of the 62nd Fighter Squadron returned from a successful trip to Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 22, 2019.

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2019 USAF Test Pilot School applications due May 29

Posted March 25, 2019 by Kat Bailey

Application packages for the 2019 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by May 29. The board is set to convene at the Air Force’s Personnel Center July 29 through Aug. 2, and will consider Total Force officer and current Air Force civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2020.

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AGE flights across Luke AFB become centrally located in a bigger building

Posted March 20, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., moved its F-35A Lightning II operations to a vacant building left by the F-16 Fighting Falcon engine shop.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez
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New CATM facility to train combat ready Airmen

Posted March 15, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has partnered with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for a shared firing range in Buckeye, Ariz., to serve as a new Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility.

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