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MARCY COPELAND
Events

PHX Suns nothing but net at Luke

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

The Phoenix Suns basketball team visited Luke Air Force Base and treated Airmen and families of the Luke community to a training practice in support of personnel in the armed services. Before practice, the team toured Luke’s feature jet, the F-35 Lightning II. Lt. Col. Matthew Vedder, 62nd Fighter Squadron director of operations, escorted team…

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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
Events

Load crews face off in test of best

Posted February 4, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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Events

75th anniversary of Tuskegee Airmen

Posted April 1, 2016 by Courtesy of ARAC

The 75th anniversary of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II celebration was March 24 at Luke Air Force Base. The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., joined the national and international celebration and also announced its 10th anniversary and the 3rd annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day in Arizona. More than 50 Tuskegee…

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Sports

No limits: Airman pushes past near death experience

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by SEAN KIMMONS

BETHESDA, Md. — Staff Sgt. Sebastiana Lopez Arellano was riding a motorcycle when an animal scurried onto the road, causing her to swerve and hit a curb. As she high-sided over her bike, the momentum catapulted her body into a tree. The impact severed her right leg. “I thought I was going to die,” the…

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Airman 1st Class 
RIDGE SHAN
Sports

OSS makes comeback to beat 372nd TRS

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

  The 56th Operations Support Squadron team faced off against the Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron team late Oct. 5 in a flag football game at Luke Air Force Base. OSS defeated 372nd TRS 19-12. 372nd TRS took charge of the field early in the game, taking advantage of mistakes and turnovers made by OSS…

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STACI MILLER
Sports

Thunderbolts compete in winter games

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Thunderbolts showed off their competitive spirit Dec. 8 through 12 during the 2015 Luke Air Force Base Winter Games, hosted by the 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center. The events started on Tuesday with a 3-on-3 sand volleyball tournament, Humvee push and home-run races. The home-run races were a series of relays consisting of…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Sports

Luke shirts dominate ALS students in V-ball

Posted February 25, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School is an intense six-week course for senior airmen and staff sergeants to learn the basics of leadership. Luke Air Force Base first sergeants have a tradition of playing volleyball with the students at the end of the course to build comradery and interact with the students. First sergeants…

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U.S.

First F-35 Lightning II SUPT slot received at Columbus AFB

Posted April 14, 2016 by adriennek

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —  Assignment nights at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training bases are where new pilots learn what aircraft they are destined to fly as they start their Air Force career. History was made at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 25, when the assignment night for SUPT Class 16-07 revealed the first-ever training…

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Crews vie for competition best

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The annual Second Quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition took place July 1 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Teams composed of Airmen from aircraft maintenance units of the 56th Maintenance Group competed to be the first to complete the loading of weapons onto an F-16 fighting Falcon…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Health & Safety

Airmen, bot refills meds for TRICARE recipients

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The Arizona Refilling Center is a little known unit located behind the Block House and 56th Medical Group. “At the ARC we handle all beneficiaries’ prescriptions that come to Luke,” said Staff Sgt. Aaron Munoz-Case, 56th Medical Support Squadron ARC acting NCO in charge. “With the changes in TRICARE, our work load has increased along…

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