Base newspaper for Luke Air Force Base. Published the first Friday of the month
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Published the first Friday of the month and distributed to military and contractor personnel on Luke AFB, including all offices and high traffic locations on base. Also delivered to high traffic locations throughout the Phoenix West Valley. Available online at www.lukeafbnews.com.
Print Edition: 10,000
Digital Edition – Facebook Subscribers: 4,203
Digital edition monthly average reach: 7,880
Digital edition annual average reach: 94,563
Mission: Located in Glendale, Arizona, just west of Phoenix, Luke Air Force Base is home to the 56th Fighter Wing, the largest fighter wing in the Air Force and the only active-duty F-16 training wing. Each year, the base trains more than 280 active-duty, Guard and Reserve F-16 pilots and more than 345 maintenance crew chiefs. The F-35 mission ramped up on May 21st, 2015, when the first class began. Nearly every organization on base either directly or indirectly supports F-35 and F-16 Fighting Falcon operations.
- Total: Approximately 10,414
- Military: 5210
- Officer: Data not released
- Enlisted: Data not released
- Dependents: 5996
- Contractor: 1,248
- Civilian: 2,063
- Retired: 65,000
- Rotational exercise: 194
- Reserves: 1,699
Payroll: Approx. $633 million
Total Economic Impact in AZ: $748 million
Services purchased locally: $115 million
Housing units: 550
Major tenants: Four tenant commands including the 944th Fighter Wing assigned to 10th Air Force, 607th Air Control Squadron, ACC TRS DET 1 and the Air Force Reserve, Gila Bend AF Auxiliary Field; Gila Bend Associate Unit. AFAA Area Audit Office; AFOSI Det 421 Luke AFB; Army Corps of Engineers; AFGE Local 1547; Det 1, ACC Training Support SQ.; Det 12/372nd Training SQ; AFLSA/ADC; OLAD, 29th Training SQ; 29th Training SQ; 71st FTW/DYNCORP; 107th Air Control SQ; Defense Commissary Agency; U.S. Air Force Auxiliary; USAF Liaison Office
Major Units: The wing is composed of four groups, 27 squadrons, including eight fighter squadrons. 56th Fighter Wing, 56th Operations Group, 56th Maintenance Group, 56th Mission Support Group, 56th Medical Group.
Remote annexes: 1.8 million-acre Barry M. Goldwater Range
Substantial interaction with other bases, services: Davis-Monthan AFB, Air National Guard Snowbird Operations, Eglin AFB, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force Reserve
Major facilities on base: Hospital, Base Exchange, Commissary, Fitness Center, outdoor recreation center
Extended education facilities on base: Air Force Education Center
Projected increase/decrease in personnel: Luke AFB was selected as the Preferred Alternative Training Site for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Zip codes within market area: 85309 85338 85383 85301 85340 85387 85302 85345 85388 85303 85351 85392 85304 85355 85395 85305 85363 85029 85306 85373 85033 85307 85374 85037 85308 85375 85053 85310 85379 85323 85381 85335 85382
- Updated daily
- Includes PDF of the print edition
Related links: Luke Air Force Base
Color Charges: (per insertion)
- Spot Color: Please add $3.00 per column inch, per color
- Process Color: Please add $9.00 per column inch
Pre-printed Flyer Insertion Rates:
- Single Sheet (8.5x 11 inches) $40 per thousand
- 4-8 tabloid pages $42 per thousand
- 12-24 tabloid pages $46 per thousand
- 28+ tabloid pages $52 per thousand
Max size is 10×13 inches. 2,000 minimum run, $85 min charge
Shipping address: News West Publishing, 2435 Miracle Mile Bullhead City, AZ 86442.
All inserts must be received by Mon., 3 pm, week of insertion
Page size: 6 columns x 13 inches – Image area 10.25″ x 13″ tall
1 column: 1.5625″ 2 columns: 3.325″ 3 columns: 5.00″
4 columns: 6.75″ 5 columns: 8.50″ 6 columns: 10.25″
Electronic File Requirements:
Please submit files as a pdf, 300dpi as CMYK, no 4/c black
Advertising Space Reservation Deadline:
Monday at Noon for that Friday’s publication.
On-Line Advertising – www.lukeafbnews.com
Web ad pricing is per client, per site, per week. Web ads rotate among five clients.
Leaderboard (Top) 728 x 90 px $75
Square (Right Side) 250 x 250 px $60
Medium Rectangle (Bottom) 300 x 250 px $60
Newsletter Inline Ad (weekly) $40 per week
Inline Article (Top/Bottom) 728 x 90 px $150 per week
Ad will appear on all articles on the Thunderbolt site. Ad must run a minimum of two weeks and will rotate among 5 advertisers.
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All rates are net to publisher