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Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann
Local

Two-year anniversary since Lightning struck Luke

Posted March 17, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the unveiling of the first F-35 Lightning II to arrive at Luke Air Force Base. The arrival of the F-35 ushered in a new era of operational and mechanical training for the base whose primary mission for the past 34 years has been to train the world’s greatest…

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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…

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Events

Comemoration Day celebrates 75th anniversary of Tuskegee Airmen

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of ARAC

The 75th anniversary of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II celebration is March 24 at Luke Air Force Base. The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. joins the national and international celebration and also announces its 10th anniversary and the 3rd annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day in Arizona. Today, more than 50…

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Air Force

Lightning II to touch down at air shows around the world

Posted March 10, 2016 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

F-35 Heritage Flight Team 2016 Air Show schedule April 2 and 3 at Luke Air Force Base April 22 and 24 at Langley AFB, Virginia May 7 and 8 at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida May 28 and 29 at Jones Beach, New York June 18 and 19 at Ocean City, Maryland June 25 and 26 at…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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EMS dominates 61st AMU in flag football

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The game between the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit kicked off with the EMS quarterback throwing a short pass to gain a first down against the 61st AMU. The EMS’ aggressive offense helped them put up points early in the game and eventually win with a final score of 20-7. “Our…

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller
Events

Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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GRACE LEE
Health & Safety

Airman places first, takes overall in men’s classic physique

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

He stands 6’1” tall and weighs 235 pounds. His eyes are void of emotion as he concentrates on lifting the dumbbell. As his workout progresses, his veins form a roadmap. In that moment all his problems cease to exist. Staff Sgt. Robert Timms, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons lead crew team chief, won first place…

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JAMES HENSLEY
Health & Safety

Physical therapy speeds recovery

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Having an injury can be difficult. It can affect fitness, daily routine and the ability to accomplish the mission. That’s why it’s the job of Luke Air Force Base physical therapists to help active-duty personnel recover from their injuries. “Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage,…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
Sports

Bball tourney highlights Special Olympians

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Athletes from all over Arizona came under one roof to compete in the Palo Verde Area Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Feb. 19 in Avondale. Fourteen teams participated in the tournament in which each division winner moved to the state competition in March at the University of Arizona in Tucson. This basketball tournament has existed for…

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World

Dudette passes 1,000 combat flight hours

Posted March 3, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

(Editor’s note: Last names were not included due to security and safety reasons.) SOUTHWEST ASIA — Maj. Jennifer received a hero’s welcome from members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing as she surpassed the 1,000 combat-hour milestone in the F-15E Strike Eagle Feb. 13 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Jennifer, a weapon systems…

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