Posts Tagged ‘featured’
 

Senior Airman Stephanie Englar
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…

Full Story »

flighlinecom3
Events

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…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Salutes & Awards

EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

Posted December 2, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
Local

LRS Airmen support RAAF C-17

Posted February 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The U.S. Air Force has a strong partnership with allies world-wide. Not only during times of war, but also during humanitarian missions, our countries military forces work together to deliver life-saving supplies to those in need.

Full Story »

Photos by Senior Airman 
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…

Full Story »

Photos by Airman 
PEDRO MOTA
Air Force

Aggressors assist 310th B-course students

Posted January 21, 2016 by Story and photos by Airman PEDRO MOTA

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and 57th Aircraft Maintenance Unit out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, provided red air support for the 310th Fighter Squadron B course student pilots Jan. 4 through today at Luke Air Force Base. “Red air basically means we played as the bad guys in different scenarios for two weeks,” said…

Full Story »

Photos by Robert Tetla
Events

Thunderbolts support 3-river spring fest

Posted March 17, 2016 by

An estimated 8,000 people attended the 2016 Tres Rios Nature and Earth Spring Festival March 5 and 6 in Avondale. The festival included family friendly activities such as canoeing on the river, fishing clinics, archery, air rifle, music, snakes and falcon observations, recycling educational activities, and storytelling. Team Luke supported the festival with 22 volunteers…

Full Story »

Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class CHRISTOPHER HURD
Sports

Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

Posted May 5, 2016 by Story and photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class CHRISTOPHER HURD

WASHINGTON — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during…

Full Story »

3
Air Force

AF selects best for developmental special duties

Posted September 1, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Developmental special duties shape the Air Force by building leaders and placing them in key positions to lead Airmen. The DSD program provides Airmen an important opportunity to lead and has been life-changing for those who have experienced it. “The DSD program is a phenomenal initiative to ensure we…

Full Story »

Courtesy photo
Air Force

F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

Posted January 6, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16 following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base. Class 16-ABC completed the comprehensive basic flight course in a high-tempo curriculum stressing mission-ready combat skills. Training to refine their abilities will continue…

Full Story »