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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted October 27, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Events

Thunderbolts march to honor MLK

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

In a familiar scene, Thunderbolts gathered in remembrance of the march on Washington D.C. that Martin Luther King Jr. led in 1963. The event was held to celebrate the success of the civil rights movement up to that point, and to honor King and those who stood with him. One guest speaker shared his thoughts…

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Events

Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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Salutes & Awards

309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

Posted April 28, 2016 by by Lt Col. WILLIAM McKIBBAN

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…

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Events

Triathletes cover Luke territory

Posted September 1, 2016 by by DEBORAH LEUTHOLD

The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Center held the 2016 Luke Air Force Base Fall Triathlon a little early this year, but it had the desired effect. More than 60 athletes participated individually or on one of six teams. They came from across base, and included some family members, to put themselves through the…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Sports

EMS/AGE defeats 607th ACS

Posted October 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aircrew Ground Equipment team and the 607th Air Control Squadron stepped on the field Sept. 24 for an intramural football match at Luke Air Force Base. EMS/AGE defeated the 607th ACS 21-14. The EMS/AGE team came into the game determined to win and were the first to score with 14…

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MARCY COPELAND
Events

PHX Suns nothing but net at Luke

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The Phoenix Suns basketball team visited Luke Air Force Base and treated Airmen and families of the Luke community to a training practice in support of personnel in the armed services. Before practice, the team toured Luke’s feature jet, the F-35 Lightning II. Lt. Col. Matthew Vedder, 62nd Fighter Squadron director of operations, escorted team…

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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
Events

Load crews face off in test of best

Posted February 4, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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Events

75th anniversary of Tuskegee Airmen

Posted April 1, 2016 by Courtesy of ARAC

The 75th anniversary of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II celebration was March 24 at Luke Air Force Base. The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., joined the national and international celebration and also announced its 10th anniversary and the 3rd annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day in Arizona. More than 50 Tuskegee…

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Sports

No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by SEAN KIMMONS

BETHESDA, Md. — Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg. “I thought I was going to die,” the…

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