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8th Fighter Squadron reactivated after six years

Posted August 7, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty

A pilot strides forward, his green flight suit a stark contrast to the pale blue of a desert morning sky.

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WW II vet grateful for life of blessings

Posted November 3, 2017 by by STEPHEN DELGADO

We hear the term ‘larger-than-life’ often, which can mean someone who led a life of adventure and was never afraid to try something new. Flay Randolph is such a person. He served in the Navy in World War II and joined at age 16. “My dad was reluctant to sign the enlistment papers because I…

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John Klatt

Posted March 15, 2018 by

Excellence, professionalism & distinction These are the principles upon which John Klatt Airshows, Inc. was founded in 1999. For nearly two-decades, John Klatt has brought world-class, breath-taking aerobatics to airshow audiences all across the world. The goal is to entertain with a unique blend of precision, power and performance.

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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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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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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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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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Airman finds peace in hiking

Posted November 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

For Staff Sgt. Brando Sompie, 56th Force Support Squadron readiness & mortuary affairs technician at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., hiking is his way of decompressing.

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Education, direction: What is available to Airmen?

Posted January 27, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

When it comes to education, there are many unknown variables and various directions Airmen can take to further themselves in their career or future.

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