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Favored to win, CMS doesn’t disappoint

Posted October 9, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman PEDRO MOTA

The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron flag football team shut out the Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron team 37-0 Sept. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. CMS came into the game as the favorite having only one previous loss and didn’t disappoint when they scored two touchdowns followed by a safety early in the game. “It…

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Luke Airman survives three wars, plane crash

Posted November 19, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

“I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy used to transport supplies, so I figured I might as well sink it. I…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman abroad achieves Army commendation

Posted February 11, 2016 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Every ribbon on an Airman’s ribbon rack tells a story. All have the basic training ribbon, most earn a ribbon for length of service but it’s the medals that tell a unique story. Senior Airman Carlton Mickles, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, was awarded an Army achievement medal for his efforts in supporting…

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F-16 Fighting Falcon: Tried and True Blue

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Mission The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. Features In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can…

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Marines, Air Force on exchange program

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Since 1941, Luke has graduated more than 61,000 pilots and continues to graduate fighter pilots. From flying missions to deployments, military branches work as a team to keep the world safe. The U.S. Marines and the Air Force are participating together in the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program where a Marine pilot is being trained…

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AETC commander visits Luke

Posted December 10, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, visited Luke Air Force Base Dec. 2 through 3 to acquaint himself with the base and personnel. It is his first visit to Luke since taking command of AETC in July. Cheryl, his wife, and Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, AETC command chief, accompanied the…

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Physical therapy speeds recovery

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Having an injury can be difficult. It can affect fitness, daily routine and the ability to accomplish the mission. That’s why it’s the job of Luke Air Force Base physical therapists to help active-duty personnel recover from their injuries. “Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage,…

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Luke right friendly neighbor to Texas

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy photos

Members of the 310th AMU and the 149th FW, Texas Air National Guard, prepare to load inert AIM-120, advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles. The 61st and 309th AMUs also participated in the competition. Master Sgt. David Smith, left, an F-16 Fighting Falcon weapons standardization lead crew member with the 149th Maintenance Group, Texas Air National Guard,…

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Luke issues first Gen lll helmet

Posted October 29, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

The world’s most advanced aircraft is getting a new helmet to match. Luke Air Force Base issued its first Generation III F-35 Lightning II Helmet Mounted Display System to Norwegian Air Force Maj. Morten Hanche, 62nd Fighter Squadron training pilot, Oct. 16. The new system, built and issued by Rockwell Collins at the pilot fit…

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AF sends F-35A to UK air shows

Posted January 29, 2016 by

The Air Force is taking the future of airpower to international audiences in England this summer.

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