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2018 Haboob Havoc: Legacy of Airpower Celebrating Frank Luke’s sacrifice

Posted January 5, 2018 by by Lt. Col. JASON BARTELS

The 2018 Haboob Havoc, held Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, will be hosted by Luke Air Force Base. It is an annual competition where fighter pilots hone their skills in aerial combat, bringing together fighter pilots from across the Air Force to build comradery as well. This competition builds on the legacy of Frank Luke…

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We are leaders and work best in teams

Posted January 5, 2018 by by Senior Master Sgt. MATTHEW LUDWIG

The 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Ops team leads from the front! The extreme cold and hot swings of winter weather plays havoc on the concrete runways at Luke Air Force Base. Monolithic concrete structures, like runways require expansion joints to keep concrete from failing. Here at Luke, just like other airfields, we use a…

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Legendary pilot inspires new generation of air warriors

Posted December 18, 2017 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

In March of 1967, a flight of F-4 Phantom IIs from the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, flew through clear skies for a bombing run on a steel mill in North Vietnam.

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Thunderbolts pursue F-16 seat raise initiative

Posted December 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Since 1976, the F-16 Fighting Falcon has seen a multitude of maintenance improvements which have enhanced its systems, simplified costs and reduced man hours needed to keep it in the air.

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Medical Group staff observe NDEAM at Luke Elementary School

Posted December 13, 2017 by

Every October Luke Air Force Base in Arizona observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year Luke had three major points of outreach to the community and a display honoring NDEAM in the Luke AFB library.

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Luke Thunderbolts donate blood for troops

Posted December 11, 2017 by Senior Airman Pedro Mota

The Armed Services Blood Program teamed up with Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., staff to facilitate blood donations within the Thunderbolt community for overseas troops in need Dec. 7.

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Luke’s newest AMU supports F-35 program

Posted December 4, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Since the arrival of the first F-35A Lightning II to the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., earlier this year, maintainers, crew chiefs and other respective maintenance positions have been steadily working to continue developing Airmen toward building the future of Airpower.

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Ghost towns of Arizona

Posted December 1, 2017 by Story and photos by MARCY COPELAND

As Airmen, we have the unique opportunity to live in different places across the world, and this presents endless adventures to be pursued. In Arizona, there are more than 275 ghost towns to explore. Some of the largest and most prosperous towns were those that boomed during the gold, silver and copper rushes of the…

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Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Posted November 22, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted November 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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