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At ‘tip of spear,’ passion keeps pilots sharp

Posted October 18, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Shamsher Mann, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, flies an F-16 Fighting Falcon over the Gulf of Mexico. Mann deployed to Iraq in 2001 and 2003. It’s a dark night over Baghdad. Storm clouds rumble with the sound of thunder. In poor weather, Air Force pilots move in to escort a navy strike…

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Arizona Cardinals visit Luke

Posted November 15, 2013 by Senior Airman David Owsianka

Capt. Michael Mickus, 62nd Fighter Squadron scheduling chief, speaks to Arizona Cardinals football players during a meet and greet Nov. 5 at the Luke Air Force Base Hangar 913. Cardinals players and cheerleaders visited Luke, received a mission brief and greeted more than 300 Airmen.

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Spikes produce 7 fighter pilots for CAF

Posted December 20, 2013 by Lt. Col. SHAMSHER MANN

Courtesy Photo The 62nd Fighter Squadron, class 13-DBC, graduates seven pilots today to the combat Air Force. They are, from left, 1st Lts. Adam Crow, Sean Foote and Steven Fox; Capt. Ryan Wade; 1st Lts. Jason Bright and Tyler Hill; and Capt. Matthew Zenishek. Seven of America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the…

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This week in history

Posted February 7, 2014 by

Luke logs 1 million flying hours Courtesy photo FROM LEFT: Col. John Nissley, then commander at Luke Field, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Lester Harris, director of training at Luke, Feb. 7, 1944, as Maj. Hugh Griffith Jr., base operations officer, and Capt. William Payton, assistant operations officer, look on. Since Feb. 7, 1944, the…

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Pilot training exhausting, challenging, rewarding

Posted March 7, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

The 308th Fighter Squadron has more than 45 pilots who are dedicated to the training and certification of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. But the FS only gets the new pilots after they have already been through officer training and initial flight training.

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Airman leaves AF to pursue college B-ball career

Posted April 11, 2014 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Patrick Paul, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, shoots a jump shot during a game against the 56th Security Forces Squadron at the Bryant Fitness Center. Paul is finishing out his Air Force commitment and plans to pursue a spot on the Morris College Hornets basketball team in South Carolina. Some Airmen have…

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Aircraft metals technology makes sparks fly

Posted May 9, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lucas, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight aircraft metals technology NCO in-charge, inspects landing gear components April 29 at Luke Air Force Base. Aircraft metals technology technicians inspect and service F-16 Fighting Falcon landing gear components every 72 months. The diameter of a human eyelash is .05 millimeters….

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How’s your jet engine running?

Posted June 27, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

With a dry weight of 3,218 pounds, a length of 191.15 inches, a diameter of 44.60 inches and a max fuel flow of 49,964 pounds per hour, the F-16 Fighting Falcon F100-220 engine is a marvel to see when firing during take-off but jaw-dropping when viewed by itself awaiting maintenance.

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Utah outdoors adventures: Camping at Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

One day my friends came up with a great idea—camping....

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Supreme allied commander comes home

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO supreme allied commander for Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command, visited Luke Air Force Base Sept. 12 to speak with Airmen, receive updates on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training program and attend a B-Course pilot graduation ceremony.

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