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VIP visits Luke …

Posted November 4, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

FROM LEFT: Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, head of the Air Education and Training Command, Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, 56th FW command chief, depart the flightline Oct. 19 following Roberson’s arrival at Luke Air Force Base. Roberson, along with a group of civic leaders from communities…

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DOD civilians, service members must remain apolitical

Posted November 4, 2016 by by JIM GARAMONE

WASHINGTON — Service members and Defense Department civilians swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It doesn’t matter who is elected or what party that person represents. DOD personnel will follow the lawful orders of the commander in chief. Tradition There is a long tradition of being apolitical in…

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Air Force

944th Airmen support Exercise Valiant Shield

Posted November 4, 2016 by by Maj. PHILIP WIESER

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Members from the 944th and 452nd logistic readiness squadrons performed their annual training alongside the 36th LRS at Andersen AFB, in support of Exercise Valiant Shield 2016. The biennial field training exercise provided the Airmen the opportunity to integrate and support more than 3,000 additional service members and U.S….

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Maj. Josh Larsen, 61st Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, helps Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prior to his first flight with the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2016. The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley)
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First flight …

Posted November 4, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Maj. Josh Larsen, 61st Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, assists Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, Oct. 12 prior to his first flight in the F-35 Lightning II at Luke Air Force Base. The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter.

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Sports

Luke Thunderbolt takes first place at Mr. Olympia 2016

Posted October 31, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

A programs monitor with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., received first place at the Mr. Olympia Pro Powerlifting Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, Sept. 17, 2016.  

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SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

Posted October 31, 2016 by Sean Clements

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years.

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Local

Newly renovated Community Commons gets its ribbon cutting

Posted October 28, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Col. David Shoemaker, 56th Fighter Wing vide commander at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was joined by Arizona Cardinals football players and cheerleaders to cut the ribbon for the Community Commons at building 700 Oct. 25, 2016, in celebration of its grand opening.

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Veterans

Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II, shares stories

Posted October 26, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the namesake of the legendary fighter aircraft which dominated the skies over the Pacific during his time in service.

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Local

Young thunderbolts learn about deployments

Posted October 24, 2016 by Airman First Class Mota

The 56th Force Support Squadron’s staff held its biannual mock deployment event at the Ability to Survive and Operate area Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Local

Building Partnerships

Posted October 7, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Airmen from the 944th Civil Engineering Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped strengthen the relationship between the Department of Defense and a Navaho community in Gallup, N.M., recently.

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