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Then & Now

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Editor’s note: “Then and Now” is a new feature presenting historic and current photos as well as a story that explores the history surrounding the photo and the differences between then and now. Student pilots Courtesy photo Student pilot at Luke Field, circa 1949 Then: Pilot training spanned 32 weeks and consisted of three phases,…

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Fitness challenge honors EOD warriors

Posted May 8, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Saturday was National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day. In recognition of this, the 56th Force Support Squadron Fitness Center and the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight sponsored the second annual Warrior Fitness Challenge at Luke Air Force Base.

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944th ASTS hosts unique joint training exercise

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

“Operation Patriot Bluebird,” a mass casualty exercise, kicked off May 1 at Luke Air Force Base with a simulated scenario of a passenger bus being hit by an improvised explosive device blast causing several injuries

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Luke 1 brings home flagship

Posted May 1, 2015 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with the press after landing the flagship F-35 Lightning ll joint strike fighter Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The flagship’s arrival coincides with the start of Luke F-35 student pilot training, which begins Monday. Luke now has 20 U.S. F-35s and…

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Love thy feet

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Airman Yadria Wood, 56th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, wraps a toe after a wedge resection is performed April 16 on Luke Air Force Base. The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the load-bearing structure at the base…

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Jordanians train with AGE Rangers

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Mitchell Newton, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron instructor, teaches Jordanians about the hydraulic flow for a bomb lift April 14 at Luke Air Force Base. The Jordanians were here to learn about aerospace ground equipment in an international cooperative effort between the United States and Jordan. As a part of…

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Victim advocates help in time of need

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Being a victim or survivor of a sexual assault can be a traumatic experience, but there are resources available to help at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office. One of the most valuable resources is the victim advocate.

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Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

Posted April 24, 2015 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for the first ever JSF training deployment. The Las Vegas skyline is in the background. The 56th…

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Historic landmark’s message renewed

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

Senior AirmanMarcy Copeland The freshly painted Air and Education Training Command shield gives new life to the historic water tower. The water tower received a facelift with “WELCOME TO FIGHTER COUNTRY” and the AETC shield being repainted to represent the Luke mission. As commuters traveled the base and Litchfield Road, all could see the bucket…

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Earth Day: Luke Airmen get creative to save volts

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE A Life Fitness hybrid bike’s display is shown April 14 in the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Thunderbolts are encouraged to use this bike which saves the base energy since it uses 75 percent less energy once the user hits a certain revolutions-per-minute range. The Earth’s ocean is being polluted…

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