Year in Photos – June 2015

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Lt. Col. Christopher Bacon, 308th Fighter Squadron commander, plays the burning piano June 12, a tradition that began in World War II to signify the ending of an era, during the 308th FS inactivation party at Luke Air Force Base.

The Arizona sun rises June 1 over Luke Air Force Base, marking the beginning of another day and month. Typically June ushers in consistent 100-plus-degree days and the monsoon season, which officially begins June 15 and ends Sept. 30. Storms usually peak between mid-July and mid-August. On average, about half of Arizona receives about half of its annual rainfall during the monsoon. Arizona receives a statewide average of only 12.5 inches of rain per year. The photo was taken from the control tower looking north east.