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Luke looks back at F-35 mission

Posted June 14, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Samuel King Jr. The pilot and crew chief salute each other as the F-16 Fighting Falcon taxies toward the runway for another sortie Sept. 6, 2012, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. With an average of 106 takeoffs per day and an inventory of 138 F-16 Fighting Falcons, it would have been easy to not…

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FSS gets new boss

Posted June 14, 2013 by

Airman 1st Class James Hensley Col. Nathan Mooney, 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Todd Ladd, incoming 56th Force Support Squadron commander, during a change-of-command ceremony June 10 at Club Five Six on Luke Air Force Base. The 56th FSS supports the Luke community by providing manpower and personnel, airman…

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This week in history: June 14

Posted June 14, 2013 by

By June 12, 1943, the 56th Fighter Group had lost a couple of pilots in combat. On that date, the 62nd Fighter Squadron conducted a fighter sweep with two flights between Blankenburge, Belgium, and Calais, France. Flying at 20,000 feet near Ypres, Belgium, they saw two flights of four FochWolf-190s each at 15,000 feet. Maj….

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Luke community rallies to help Oklahoma victims

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club and 56th Fighter Wing Chapel staff rallied their members to gather donations for victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.

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Luke Airmen join Arizona StandDown, helps homeless vets

Posted June 7, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Members of Luke Air Force Base joined to help homeless veterans in the state during the 12th annual Arizona StandDown.

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310th FS raises funds for leukemia awareness

Posted June 7, 2013 by Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA

Members of the 310th Fighter Squadron raised money to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society May 20 at the Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament in Chandler.

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Thunderbirds birthed at Luke

Posted June 7, 2013 by RICK GRISET Jr.

The history of the now famous Thunderbirds began at the end of World War II. After the war, a number of commands decided to develop teams to demonstrate the capabilities and flying precision of their pilots and new jet aircraft.

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Luke at Night SFS

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Base access is a function of security forces, with regular training to keep SFS members up to date in law enforcement tactics and skills.

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Safety fair heats up critical days of summer

Posted June 7, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Thunderbolts brought the sizzle into summer fun with a safety fair May 23 inside the former officer’s club.

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607th ACS to become AETC unit

Posted June 7, 2013 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Changes are on the horizon for the 607th Air Control Squadron as members prepare to switch from Air Combat Command to Air Education and Training Command next month.

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