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U.S. Air Force celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted September 19, 2017 by

U.S. military aviation has changed over the years — from bi-planes during World War I to the modern jet fighter aircraft — but one thing remains constant, the motivation and resiliency of U.S. Airmen to protect and defend their home. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Air Force will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Thunderbolts prepare for Air Force 70th Birthday

Posted September 8, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force which has a rich history that revolutionized how the U.S. military functions as we know it today. Today’s Air Force is comprised of more than 680,000 Airmen, made up of active duty, reservists, guardsmen and civilians all who have answered our Nation’s…

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Health & Safety

Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight

Posted September 6, 2017 by

It was a regular day on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Modern Day Air Force

Posted September 1, 2017 by

Modern Day Today, the U.S. Air Force is the largest, most capable and most technologically advanced air force in the world, with about 5,778 manned aircraft in service, approximately 156 Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles, 2,130 Air-Launched Cruise Missiles, and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The U.S. Air Force has approximately 328,439 personnel on active duty, 74,000…

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Vietnam War

Posted September 1, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force was heavily deployed during the Vietnam War. The first bombing raids against North Vietnam occurred in 1964, following the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. In March 1965, a sustained bombing campaign began, code-named Operation Rolling Thunder. This campaign’s purpose was to destroy the will of the North Vietnamese to fight, destroy industrial…

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Salutes & Awards

Luke honors gold star family

Posted August 30, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

As part of a Department of Defense program launched in May 2017, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., honored its first gold star family Aug. 18, 2017.

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Local

Chapel hosts faith and leadership seminar for Airmen

Posted August 30, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

The 56th Fighter Wing Chapel team hosted a Faith and Leadership Seminar at the Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 23, 2017.

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Local

Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen sustain F-16 survival mission

Posted August 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Equipment efficiency can be the determining factor between life and death in a survival situation.

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Combined police training benefits team Luke and local communities

Posted August 25, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Calif., participated in an evasive driving training program this week in conjunction with police departments from the surrounding communities.

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Luke’s hydraulics shop adds to the Air Force stockpile

Posted August 16, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., work together with squadrons across the base to maintain the hydraulics systems for various aircraft systems.

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