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This week in history

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rick Griset,

Forty years ago today, U.S. combat in Southeast Asia ended. Three days earlier, communist Khmer Rouge gunboats seized the U.S.-flagged merchant container ship, SS Mayaguez, off the coast of Cambodia.

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Air Show returning March 19-20, 2016

Posted May 8, 2015 by 56th FWPA

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Luke’s newest jet, the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter, on March 16, 2014, during the Open House and Air Show at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Air Force Base’s 56th Fighter Wing will host an air show March 19 and 20, 2016. The…

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Marksmen have eyes that go the distance

Posted May 8, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

AirmanPEDRO MOTA Staff Sgt. Brady Craddock, 56th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, zeros the scope of a Barrett M107 April 27 at Luke Air Force Base. The advanced designated marksmen at Luke have the role of surveying the area for potential danger for high-profile visits such as Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Air…

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FSS member receives next-of-kin gold pin

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, pins a Gold Star Next of Kin lapel button onto Kristina Rightweiser, 56th Force Support Squadron human resources assistant, April 29 during the MSG commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base. The lapel pin is an official decoration authorized by an Act of Congress…

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Remembering victims, rescuers of Holocaust

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Chaplain (1st Lt.) John Skelton, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel, and volunteers built the hiding place exhibit based on a description of the house in Amsterdam writer Anne Frank and her family lived in during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Remembering the good and the bad throughout history can help shape the…

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Engines rev with Glendale PD

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Lt. Brian France, Glendale Police Department special operations traffic unit, instructs a rider on proper maneuver safety April 24 at Luke Air Force Base. Glendale PD came to Luke to teach motorcycle safety and will potentially hold another class this fall. The Glendale Police Department visited Luke Air Force Base April 24…

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Then & Now

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Editor’s note: “Then and Now” is a new feature presenting historic and current photos as well as a story that explores the history surrounding the photo and the differences between then and now. Student pilots Courtesy photo Student pilot at Luke Field, circa 1949 Then: Pilot training spanned 32 weeks and consisted of three phases,…

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Fitness challenge honors EOD warriors

Posted May 8, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Saturday was National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day. In recognition of this, the 56th Force Support Squadron Fitness Center and the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight sponsored the second annual Warrior Fitness Challenge at Luke Air Force Base.

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944th ASTS hosts unique joint training exercise

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

“Operation Patriot Bluebird,” a mass casualty exercise, kicked off May 1 at Luke Air Force Base with a simulated scenario of a passenger bus being hit by an improvised explosive device blast causing several injuries

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Luke 1 brings home flagship

Posted May 1, 2015 by Capt. RYAN DECAMP

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with the press after landing the flagship F-35 Lightning ll joint strike fighter Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The flagship’s arrival coincides with the start of Luke F-35 student pilot training, which begins Monday. Luke now has 20 U.S. F-35s and…

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