Most 14-year-old boys are starting high school and concerned with meeting girls or playing sports, but not so for retired Staff Sgt. Joseph Johnson, who at that tender age enlisted in the Army in 1940.
Seven officers from class 12-BBC successfully completed the F-16 basic course and will celebrate this momentous accomplishment today with their families, friends, academic instructors and instructor pilots from the 62nd Fighter Squadron.
Norm Duke, professional bowler, demonstrates how to plant the feet when bowling Sunday during the Next Level Bowling clinic at Thunderbolt Lanes on Luke Air Force Base. The clinic included on-lane instruction with Duke and bowling pro Randy Pedersen along with a trick shot exhibition, challenge match, and photo and autograph session. Two champion bowlers,…
Luke Air Force Base’s top maintainer spent his childhood hopping from location to location as a “Navy brat.” Though he was never quite sure where his family’s travels would take him, he knew where he wanted to land as an adult.
He grew up living under the flight path of jets heading to the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl for a high-speed flyby. As a teenager, he spent time fishing in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains watching fighter jets screaming overhead at more than 500 miles per hour, just 100 feet off the ground.
When the Air Force announced Luke Air Force Base as the next training location for F-35A Lightning IIs, maintainers temporarily assigned here began to feel like they were already in the future environment.