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Softball season kicks off

Posted April 14, 2016 by by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Clear blue skies and fresh cut grass mean one thing, softball season is here. The 607th Air Control Squadron and the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit kicked of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center intramural softball season April 11, 2016. The season is two months long and features 12 teams from across base. One…

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Senior Airman Devante Williams

Luke Airman receives black belt

Posted April 14, 2016 by by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Out of all the different styles of martial arts, Muay Thai is considered by many as the hardest to master. However, one Airman was able to achieve this mastery and learn more about himself in the process. Senior Airman Adrian Cook, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, started practicing Muay Thai many years ago. His interest…

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Senior Airman Stephanie Englar

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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Luke hosts Tuskegee 75th anniversary

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

A ceremony honoring 75 years of the Tuskegee Airmen experience and the great heritage of the “Red Tail” warriors from the 302nd Fighter Squadron took place March 24 during the Third Annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day at Luke Air Force Base. The commemorative ceremony, held at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park, highlighted the incredible…

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Cadet IPs teach AF Academy sophomores to soar in Arizona

Posted April 7, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Blizzard-like conditions may have struck the U.S. Air Force Academy earlier this month, but in Arizona the weather was perfect for cadet instructor pilots who taught academy sophomores the art of soaring in Coolidge, Arizona.  During their two-week trip to Arizona, 15 cadets and four officers from the 94th Flying Training Squadron’s Academy Soaring Program…

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Airman 1st Class Shan Ridge

Luke Celebrates 75 Years of Airpower

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Luke opened its doors to a record 425,000 people during its “75 Years of Airpower” air show April 2 and 3. The show provided a glimpse into the history of the Air Force with jets such as the World War II A-26 Invader and a glimpse into the Air…

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Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega

IMA goes from throwing dice to giving legal advice

Posted April 7, 2016 by Courtesy of

A casino worker huddled behind a craps table pondering a life of rolled snake eyes while a gunman aimed at gamblers on a Mississippi riverboat in January of 2001. It was 15 years ago when now Tech. Sgt. Wayne Freeland, 56th Fighter Wing paralegal, found himself listening in fear to gunfire and considering how his…

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Pedro Mota

So Close Yet So Far

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

The 56th Medical Group flag football team played against the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron team March 28, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. This game was considered a failsafe for the 56th EMS team, but for the 56th MDG, losing this game meant losing the entire championship. “Out of eleven teams it came down…

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F-16 Fighting Falcon: Tried and True Blue

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Mission The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. Features In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can…

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller
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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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