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November: Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 3, 2015 by by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Luke Air Force Base invited a group of Arizona Native Americans to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 19 outside the base theater. “We took the time to recognize the Native American culture,” said Master Sgt. Jessica Jolan, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron assistant propulsion flight chief. “We invited Native American artists from different tribes to…

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Eglin crew chiefs advance with F-35

Posted November 25, 2015 by by SrA. Andrea Posey

As the Air Force continues to develop their newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II, the 33rd Fighter Wing ensures the airmen tasked with taking care of it receive the training they need to advance with it. Crew chiefs who have worked alongside the F-35 since its production, have transformed into a new breed of…

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Luke Airman survives three wars, plane crash

Posted November 19, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

“I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy used to transport supplies, so I figured I might as well sink it. I…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Events

NASCAR honors Airmen at PIR

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Forty-three race cars, 200 laps and only one driver to win it all. Fast cars and intense action are not all NASCAR is known for. It’s also known for recognizing throughout the NASCAR season those who serve in the military. The program, NASCAR Troops to the Track, is a season-long initiative that honors members of…

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RIDGE SHAN
Salutes & Awards

Family advocacy, Glendale PD co-op earns honors

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Military University presented a certificate of honor Oct. 25 in Chicago to the Glendale Police Department and Luke Air Force Base Family Advocacy Center for joint efforts in providing support for victims of domestic abuse. The award, which was accepted by the Glendale police and…

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Air Force

Hill AFB maintainers gain experience at Luke

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Airmen from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, finished advanced training on maintenance procedures for the F-35 Lightning II Nov. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The Hill Airmen are part of a continuous cycle of maintainers being sent to Luke from Hill in order to develop their skills in two phases of training, first under…

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World

F-35: Italians first mission highlights partnerships

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Two Italian pilots completed their initial training flight in the F-35 Lightning II Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base marking the first F-35 flights under control of an Italian pilot. Today marks another significant step forward for the F-35 program as today’s missions showcased the full partnership aspect of F-35 operations here. One Italian…

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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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U.S.

Norway’s first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force’s birthday

Posted November 12, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

The first two Norwegian F-35 Lightning II jets arrived Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 for the first time Tuesday, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian air force’s birthday. The F-35 program took its first step forward integrating partner nations with the arrival of the first Australian…

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Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz
Local

Citizen Airmen give civilian bosses behind-scenes look

Posted November 12, 2015 by Story by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

The 944th Fighter Wing Air Force Reserve unit at Luke Air Force Base hosted Boss’s Day 2015 on Nov. 7 providing more than 85 employers a peek into the military service of their employees. In an action-packed day designed to show local and out-of-state civilian employers a day in the life of citizen Airmen, the…

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