Thunderbolt Digital Edition – March 2022

Luke AFB Thunderbolt – Digital and Print Publication for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ. An Publication. – March 2022

Hello, everyone and welcome to the March 2022 issue of Luke AFB Thunderbolt! A hearty Fighter Country “Congratulations!” is due to Master Sgt. Nestor Delgado, 56th Communications Squadron wing cybersecurity section chief. He has been selected for the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program-Active Duty Scholarship. The program allows Air Force senior leaders to directly grant enlisted members who demonstrate exceptional leadership and performance skills a commissioning opportunity via Officer Training School. “I hope to meet and exceed the expectations of everyone that has helped develop me along the way as I commission [and become] an officer,” said Delgado. We have this story, and much more news, in this month’s issue of Luke AFB Thunderbolt. Click on the link below for a free digital copy of Thunderbolt, viewable on your computer or mobile device.

Here are some highlights from our March issue:

  • Thunderbolt of the Month – Senior Airman Austin Arnold: page 2
  • Wireless capable ruggedized laptops enhance maintenance capabilities: page 3
  • Tyndall AFB supports Luke’s international training mission: page 6
  • Feature: 56th Fighter Wing 2021 Annual Award winners: pages 8 & 9
  • WWII veteran Kermit Halden – Golfing your age: page 12
  • At Ease  – Base Event and Recreation Guide: pages 17-20

All this and much more, in this month’s edition of Luke AFB Thunderbolt! Hard copies of the paper will be available at various distribution points on base and in surrounding areas starting March 4th. Pick one up when you’re out and about, or visit our website,, for much more military and defense industry news. “Like” our page for daily news updates – we now regularly cross-post news and features from the military bases we serve throughout the desert Southwest, as an extension of our military and defense community. As always, THANK YOU for your support – it’s our privilege to serve you! Be safe and be well.  #aerotechnews #lukeafbnews #lukethunderbolt


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