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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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Health & Safety

New medical professional team seeks to change fighter pilot healthcare

Posted January 29, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A fighter pilot flies his F-16 towards a bombing target. As he nears it, he toggles the weapons release on his controls and drops his payload. The bomb descends, strikes and destroys its target. Moments later, the pilot pulls a sharp turn at high speed to quickly vacate the area before the enemy can react.

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Luke F-35 seat modifications expand aviator pool

Posted January 29, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Since October 2015, pilots weighing less than 136 pounds have been restricted from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to concerns of possible neck injuries that could result during ejection seat procedures.

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Health & Safety

Thunderbolts, trainers kickoff New Year’s wellness challenge

Posted January 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have taken the first step toward self-improvement by beginning the Force Support Squadron’s “New Year, New You” Weight Loss Challenge. 

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2018 Haboob Havoc: Legacy of Airpower Celebrating Frank Luke’s sacrifice

Posted January 5, 2018 by by Lt. Col. JASON BARTELS

The 2018 Haboob Havoc, held Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, will be hosted by Luke Air Force Base. It is an annual competition where fighter pilots hone their skills in aerial combat, bringing together fighter pilots from across the Air Force to build comradery as well. This competition builds on the legacy of Frank Luke…

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We are leaders and work best in teams

Posted January 5, 2018 by by Senior Master Sgt. MATTHEW LUDWIG

The 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Ops team leads from the front! The extreme cold and hot swings of winter weather plays havoc on the concrete runways at Luke Air Force Base. Monolithic concrete structures, like runways require expansion joints to keep concrete from failing. Here at Luke, just like other airfields, we use a…

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Legendary pilot inspires new generation of air warriors

Posted December 18, 2017 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

In March of 1967, a flight of F-4 Phantom IIs from the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron based out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, flew through clear skies for a bombing run on a steel mill in North Vietnam.

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Thunderbolts pursue F-16 seat raise initiative

Posted December 18, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Since 1976, the F-16 Fighting Falcon has seen a multitude of maintenance improvements which have enhanced its systems, simplified costs and reduced man hours needed to keep it in the air.

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Medical Group staff observe NDEAM at Luke Elementary School

Posted December 13, 2017 by

Every October Luke Air Force Base in Arizona observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year Luke had three major points of outreach to the community and a display honoring NDEAM in the Luke AFB library.

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Luke Thunderbolts donate blood for troops

Posted December 11, 2017 by Senior Airman Pedro Mota

The Armed Services Blood Program teamed up with Bryant Fitness Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., staff to facilitate blood donations within the Thunderbolt community for overseas troops in need Dec. 7.

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