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New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

Posted February 14, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

The Air Force recently developed an Air Traffic Control Trainer Course, the first trainer course designed for a specific career field, to improve retention rates. The three-day course, implemented first at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., trains Airmen who have completed their year of on-the-job training and are preparing to train the newest controllers coming from technical school.

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Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Posted February 11, 2019 by AP

Luke Air Force Base's roster of F-35s has grown and that means more noise around the pilot-training installation on the west side of metro Phoenix.

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Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

Posted February 8, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

From aircraft parts to specialized tools, the Airmen at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., aircraft metals technology flight manufacture and fix any asset that comes their way.

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

Posted February 1, 2019 by by LISA SMITH MOLINARI

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Team Luke essential part of AF development, hosts Revitalizing Squadron Task Force

Posted January 25, 2019 by Senior Airman Caleb Worpel

As home to the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of our Airmen -- both in and out of uniform.

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F-35 Demo Team pilot practices new maneuvers

Posted January 23, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing and practicing the maneuvers of the all new demo profile.

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EMS works behind the scenes to get aircraft from the shop to the sky

Posted January 23, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

The roar of fighter jets zooming by is a familiar sound on Luke. They fill the sky with spectacles of weaving, winding and intricate maneuvers.

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Emerald Knight’s shine restored

Posted January 5, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

After closing its doors more than three years ago, the 308th Fighter Squadron, also known as at the Emerald Knights, was reactivated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in November 2018.

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Hope fills the heart

Posted December 28, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jenna Bigham

Hope can come in many forms, and for the children who visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for the “Day of Hope,” Dec. 21, 2018, hope came from the Airmen of the 56th Fighter Wing.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez
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Defenders partner with local law enforcement for annual Shop with a Cop

Posted December 21, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

In a celebration of holiday spirit, members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped children from low-income families pick out toys during the annual Glendale Shop with a Cop charity event, Dec. 15, 2018, at Glendale, Ariz.

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