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U.S.

AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted November 6, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill. Fielding a number of questions from Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee representatives, Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 program…

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MARCY COPELAND
World

Every scarf tells a story

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, deployed to Afghanistan as a…

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STACI MILLER
Air Force

Luke F-35s drop first weapons

Posted March 24, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

The F-35A Lightning II program took another step toward initial operational capability March 15 when two aircraft assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron successfully employed four laser-guided bombs on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. This marked the first weapons release by F-35s assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base. “Today we…

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Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford
World

T-bolt keeps AEW MDG mission up, running

Posted October 9, 2015 by adriennek

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN — A key part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing’s mission is providing extraordinary Role 3 medical care on the combat frontier. But before a medical technician can take a patient’s vital signs or a surgeon can operate, they must first have a facility and medical equipment ready to go. That responsibility…

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Events

November: Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 3, 2015 by by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Luke Air Force Base invited a group of Arizona Native Americans to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 19 outside the base theater. “We took the time to recognize the Native American culture,” said Master Sgt. Jessica Jolan, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron assistant propulsion flight chief. “We invited Native American artists from different tribes to…

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GRACE LEE
Health & Safety

Temporary gym ups game with new equipment

Posted February 18, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

One may think the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is closed since the perimeter of the gym is surrounded by a fence, but it’s open and fitted with new equipment. “To get to the gym’s temporary entrance, walk toward the Combat PT Center, and you’ll see two trailers in the front as well…

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Airman 1st Class Shan Ridge
Events

Luke Celebrates 75 Years of Airpower

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Luke opened its doors to a record 425,000 people during its “75 Years of Airpower” air show April 2 and 3. The show provided a glimpse into the history of the Air Force with jets such as the World War II A-26 Invader and a glimpse into the Air…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Air Force

Reserve, active-duty work side-by-side

Posted October 22, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

People may hear about joint operations between the U.S. Air Force and foreign countries when it comes to training pilots and maintainers, but it’s rare to hear of Air Force reservists working hand-in-hand with active-duty Airmen. This is part of the total force integration at Luke to improve training and upkeep on aircraft by including…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Local

Base supply center creates opportunities

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

With a limited number of jobs available in the U.S., it can be difficult for people to find employment. There is an added challenge to overcome for people with disabilities. Since 1997, the Luke Air Force Base Supply Center has employed people with disabilities. The Arizona Industries for the Blind employs workers whose tasks range…

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Comemoration Day celebrates 75th anniversary of Tuskegee Airmen

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of ARAC

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

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