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Two 56th Civil Engineering Squadron Korte iron work construction contractors install the overhang on the 62nd Fighter Squadron hangar door Dec. 8, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The hangar is scheduled to be completed around June 2017.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota) 56th CES continues F-35 Hangar Project
While more and more F-35 Lightning II’s are brought onto Luke Air Force Base, storage and maintenance space becomes crucial for the aircraft’s upkeep. Thunderbolts from the 56th Civil Engineering Squadron are working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to construct the official 62nd Fighter Squadron hanger to facilitate the maintenance
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Senior Airman Veron Sparks, 56th Force Support Squadron retirement and separations technician, poses for a photo Dec. 6, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Sparks used SABC to help a woman who was a victim of a hit-and-run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams) Luke Airman saves hit, run victim’s life
On Nov. 30th, an Airman had a choice between being a bystander and letting someone else take care of a situation or responding immediately. He chose to respond, and his actions possibly helped save a life. "As I was pulling into the parking lot, I saw a purse with all items out of it and I thought, ‘This doesn’t seem right’," said Senior Airman
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Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, welcomes the first class of F-35 Lightning II student pilots to train under the newly made F-35 syllabus Dec. 5, 2016 in the F-35 Academic Training Center auditorium at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The syllabus was created to teach pilots without prior fighter jet experience how to fly the F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee) (Released) Luke creates first F-35 undergraduate pilot syllabus
It was a historic moment as the first class of undergraduate pilots began training through the newly written F-35 Lightning II syllabus Monday in the F-35 Academic Training Center at Luke Air Force Base.
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(U.S. Air Force graphic by Chip Pons) AETC launches Innovation Challenge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxNDYHl2wZQThe AETC Innovation Challenge launches across the command today and continues through February 2017. AETC members are encouraged to submit innovative ideas for awards.“Every day, Airmen across our command find innovative ways to employ resources and get the mission done,” said Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson,
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Staff Sgt. Drew Hagen, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron phase team member, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon leading edge flap Nov. 23, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This inspections is considered preventative maintenance to ensure the aircraft is functioning properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota)  

Phase Shop Airmen oversee F-16 Preservation
Oil, metal, jet fuel, heavy machinery and elbow grease are words that describe the inside of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s phase shop hangar. Inside these hangars, Airmen work behind the scenes on Luke’s inventory of F-16 Fighting Falcons to ensure they’re ready to fly when our nation calls. “We do operations checks, or what we call
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Tech. Sgt. Steven Dauck, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal team leader, holds the Purple Heart Medal Nov. 30, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Dauck received his Purple Heart for his actions during a route clearance patrol where he was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)  EOD Airman receives Purple Heart
On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response. “We were doing route clearance which clears roads for other convoys coming through, because we find a
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A Singapore air force crew chief marshals an F-15 Eagle from the 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, into a parked position after a training flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016. Singaporean pilots from squadrons at Mountain Home AFB and Luke AFB, Ariz., came to Tyndall to participate in live-fire exercises with their U.S. counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller/Released) Singapore air force visits Tyndall AFB for weapons exercise
Republic of Singapore Air Force squadrons from the 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 428th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, participated in the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program held by the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group.
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Members of the Luke Experience group perform "Chicago" Nov. 18, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The play was put on by Luke Experience, which is an on-base community theater group of which people can come, audition, and perform in a show for the families of the Department of Defense and military  personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams) Curtin call for Luke theater troupe
The Luke Experience is a theatre group consisting of volunteers with a passion for acting that perform shows on stage throughout the year. However, most are not aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to produce a play. “It takes a lot of coordination and teamwork for a play to happen from behind the scenes work to casting actors.” said
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An F-35 Lightning II flies alongside an F-16 Fighting Falcon June 25, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base. In October, F-35 and F-16 pilots began integrated training designed to improve mission cooperation and flight skills in both airframes. (Courtesy Photo) F-35 begins integrated training with F-16 at Luke
In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35 Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The integrated training comes as part of the next step in the development of F-35 training and
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Luke Thunderbolts take off at the start of the Turkey Trot 5K fun run Nov. 23, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The fun run is geared toward promoting fitness among active duty as well as anyone with base access who would like to participate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) Luke: Giving thanks to Airmen
Tis the season for giving and saying thanks. Here at Luke, Airmen are getting in the spirit by participating in events like the Turkey Trot fun run and looking forward to the Thanksgiving Day Brunch at the club.The holidays can be a difficult time for service members since not everyone can go home. To make things easier on those staying in the
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