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CMS: Little things add up in big way

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

In order for the F-16 Fighting Falcon to fly at Luke Air Force Base, the Viper needs assistance from behind closed doors. This is where the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron comes in.

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Biosphere 2: Scientific marvel on eco systems

Posted February 13, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Tanya Wren

This weekend, I had an adventure involving traversing a desert, Caribbean ocean and a tropical rainforest.

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VH1 brings Super Bowl concert to Luke

Posted February 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Airman Pedro Mota Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts gather around the stage to watch Charli XCX at the Papa John’s VH1 Super Bowl Blitz concert Jan. 30 in Hangar 999. The concert, hosted by former 98 Degrees band member Nick Lachey, was to show appreciation for the troops. For more photos, see Page 12. Hundreds…

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I do solemnly …

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, shakes hands with future Airmen Jan. 31 after swearing in more than 100 delayed-entry program members at the Super Bowl Fan Fest in Scottsdale. The enlistment ceremony was broadcast on ESPN.

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‘First Faces’ shines light on Thunderbolt

Posted February 6, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Airman 1st Class Arta Rexhepi, 56th Medical Group public health technician, poses for a photo at her desk Jan. 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Rexhepi was nominated for the First Faces award, a program that looks for Airmen from diverse backgrounds who do exceptional work to accomplish the mission. A Luke…

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Thunder from down under …

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer An Australian F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter prepares to launch Jan. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. Australia now has two F-35s stationed at Luke and is the first partner nation to arrive at Luke for the F-35 training program. The jets all have a kangaroo in a circle insignia.

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Super Bowl shows red, white, blue colors

Posted February 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a six-ship formation flyover Feb. 1 during opening ceremonies for Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium. See page 7 for additional photos. Fans show their appreciation for members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds team during Super Bowl XLIX. Members of the Joint Armed Forces Color…

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2015 NFL Pro Bowl players practice at Luke

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Grace Lee Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos cornerback, assigned to Team Carter, signs footballs for fans at Luke. NFL Pro Bowl players came to the Luke Air Force Base football field Jan. 21 to practice and sign autographs for service members and their families. Since 1938, the Pro Bowl has been an NFL tradition…

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Luke 1 takes last Viper ride

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, returns from his last flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 23 at Luke Air Force Base. Pleus’ last flight symbolizes Luke stepping forward with a new mission — training the world’s greatest F-35 fighter pilots. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander,…

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61st AMU assigns first F-35 dedicated crew chiefs

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Members of the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chiefs prepare to recite the Mechanic’s Creed during the recognition ceremony Jan. 23 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Seventeen dedicated crew chiefs were each assigned an F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Even though being a crew chief may not…

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