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2nd F-35 squadron stands up

Posted June 12, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumes command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron June 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd FS is scheduled to begin accepting F-35 Lightning II jets in July and will be joined by partner nations Norway and Italy. Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumed command of the 62nd Fighter…

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This week in history

Posted June 12, 2015 by Rick Griset

Fifty-five years ago Luke Air Force Base Airmen began using one of the iconic buildings on base, Bldg. 1150, more commonly known as the Blockhouse. It is one of the remnants of the Cold War.

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Top Dogs drive F-35 program forward

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy Photo Lt. Col. Matt Vedder, right, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, gives a step brief to pilots at the 61st FS at Luke Air Force Base. Step briefs cover the most-up-to-date information including wind, weather, airspace and airfield conditions. The 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base is laying the groundwork for future…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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At-risk students get Luke primer

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Maj. Jason Chugg, 310th Fighter Squadron pilot, shows the children the F-16 Fighter Falcon May 19 at Luke Air Force Base. Children First Academy of Phoenix brought students on base to see the military lifestyle and to talk to Airmen about their careers and lives. Most children have a dream job they…

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Senior Airman James Hensley
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To post or not

Posted June 5, 2015 by CHARLOTTE HU

Senior Airman James Hensley Social Media is a great communication tool but has risks that go with it. Knowing the difference between what should or should not be posted can protect Airmen from releasing information which could be used against them. One way to prevent leakage of information is to use privacy settings. With the…

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Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 5, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II stands by to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II program is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, recently told U.S. reporters…

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MARCY COPELAND
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NCOPEC bridges gap

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Master Sgt. Ida Bushey, 56th Force Support Squadron career assistant advisor, asks questions during the NCO Professional Education Course May 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The NCOPEC course is held quarterly to help NCOs refresh and further develop as leaders. Luke Air Force Base recently held its quarterly, NCO Professional Enhancement…

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Flight med enables pilot training

Posted June 5, 2015 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

An Army unit downrange is under attack. As they do their best to fend off the enemy, they call for an air strike. Minutes later the glorious sound of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons roars like thunder overhead as the superior accuracy of their weapon systems push the enemy back saving the lives of the trapped service members. This is one of the reasons the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Flight Medicine Clinic does what they do.

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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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56th FW has new mission

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, left, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Charles Lilly, right, lithograph artist, present the new 56th Fighter Wing lithograph May 21 during the 56th FW change of mission ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. The change is historical for Luke as the wing’s mission statement last changed 25…

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A mother’s right …

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Marcy Copeland, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, closes a curtain to the nursing room May 13 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center on Luke Air Force Base. The CDC offers a nursing room for mothers who choose to breast-feed during work hours. Becoming a new…

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