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Luke’s senior leaders reveal 56th Fighter Wing new mission, vision, beliefs

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

The commander of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., revealed the 56th Fighter Wing’s new mission, vision and beliefs during a Thunderbolt Huddle 4 Nov at Club Five Six.

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Barry M. Goldwater Range celebrates 75 Years

Posted November 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Barry M. Goldwater Range since its acquisition.

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Air Force General receives France’s highest honor

Posted November 10, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

The oldest living American four-star general was awarded the National Order of The Legion of Honor in the rank of Chevalier 5 November in Scottsdale, Ariz., Oct. 5.

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Airman finds peace in hiking

Posted November 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

For Staff Sgt. Brando Sompie, 56th Force Support Squadron readiness & mortuary affairs technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., hiking is his way of decompressing.

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Knocking leukemia out of the park

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Through love, hope and the help of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a Citizen Airman and his family celebrated defeating cancer with a trip to the ballpark. Mason Weedman, 6, son of Carrie and Maj. Aaron Weedman, 69th Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 3….

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VIP visits Luke …

Posted November 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

FROM LEFT: Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, head of the Air Education and Training Command, Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, 56th FW command chief, depart the flightline Oct. 19 following Roberson’s arrival at Luke Air Force Base. Roberson, along with a group of civic leaders from communities…

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DOD civilians, service members must remain apolitical

Posted November 4, 2016 by by JIM GARAMONE

WASHINGTON — Service members and Defense Department civilians swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It doesn’t matter who is elected or what party that person represents. DOD personnel will follow the lawful orders of the commander in chief. Tradition There is a long tradition of being apolitical in…

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944th Airmen support Exercise Valiant Shield

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Maj. PHILIP WIESER

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Members from the 944th and 452nd logistic readiness squadrons performed their annual training alongside the 36th LRS at Andersen AFB, in support of Exercise Valiant Shield 2016. The biennial field training exercise provided the Airmen the opportunity to integrate and support more than 3,000 additional service members and U.S….

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Maj. Josh Larsen, 61st Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, helps Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prior to his first flight with the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2016. The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley)
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First flight …

Posted November 4, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Maj. Josh Larsen, 61st Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, assists Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, Oct. 12 prior to his first flight in the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base. The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter.

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Luke Thunderbolt takes first place at Mr. Olympia 2016

Posted October 31, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

A programs monitor with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., received first place at the Mr. Olympia Pro Powerlifting Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, Sept. 17, 2016.  

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