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T-bolt nominated for AF leadership award

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Air Force announced Maj. Matthew Hoyt, 54th Fighter Group F-16 chief instructor pilot and 54th Operations Support Squadron chief of weapons and tactics, was nominated for the Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. Hoyt was responsible for leading 192 pilots and 72 instructors as chief instructor accounting…

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Combined police training benefits team Luke and local communities

Posted August 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Calif., participated in an evasive driving training program this week in conjunction with police departments from the surrounding communities.

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Luke Days set for March 10-11, 2018

Posted July 28, 2017 by

Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has announced that its biennial air show is planned for March 10 and 11, 2018. The event, Luke Days 2018: The Future of Airpower, is free and open to the public. “We are excited to welcome the community on base to see their Air Force and meet the Airmen of…

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RIDGE SHAN
World

Norwegian F-35 flies for first time under Norwegian command

Posted December 17, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Maj. Morten Hanche, a Norwegian F-35 Lightning II student pilot training under the 62nd Fighter Squadron, flew the first sortie of a Norwegian F-35 Monday at Luke Air Base. Hanche has been training at Luke under the instruction of American instructor pilots for the past several months in order to be among Norway’s first F-35…

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Air Force

F-35 takes its place in history

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Mission  The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Air Force

MWD handler — not an ordinary Airman

Posted December 17, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

While most dogs are considered pets, in the Air Force a select few Airmen view them as partners and lifesavers for not just themselves, but for others. These Airmen are trained to deploy with military working dogs who detect explosive devices in advance of lives being in danger. One Airman came into the Air Force…

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Maintainers build morale hiking White Tank Mountains

Posted November 23, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

As the sun slowly rose behind the rocky mountain terrain, people began to gather at the bottom of the ascending trail. After hiking at a swift pace, sweat slowly dropped from their exhausted faces, the Airmen could see their destination.

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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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FTAC holds professional enhancement course for Airmen

Posted May 24, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., now have an opportunity to participate in an Airman Professional Enhancement Course to develop their leadership, as well as followership skills.

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Airman seeks to rejoin pararescue team despite loss of leg

Posted April 28, 2016 by by JEREMY GERLACH

In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. Over the next 3 1/2 years,…

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