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Three of the original Tuskegee Airmen from the Archer-Ragsdale Chapter salute a wreath placed at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park March 23, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. For the fourth year in a row, Luke commemorated the Tuskegee Airmen and their contributions to the Air Force and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel) The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen
The fourth Thursday in March has become a significant date in Arizona as a day to celebrate the famed Tuskegee Airmen who helped shape the diverse culture of the United States Air Force.Luke Thunderbolts, members of the Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen and community members came together to take part in the Fourth Annual Tuskegee
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Airmen from Luke Air Force Base stand at attention while two F-35s from the 62nd Fighter Squadron perform a flyover during the opening ceremony of the Camping World 500 Mar. 19, 2017, at the Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Alexander Cook)  Airmen get unique opportunity at PIR
Luke Airmen met drivers and crewmembers during the NASCAR Troops to the Track tour Sunday before the Camping World 500 race at the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.
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Airman 1st Class Joshua Cote, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 Lightning II crew chief, marshals an F-35 Lightning II March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This is the first F-35 for the 63rd FS and marks the 51st F-35 for Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) 63rd Fighter Squadron receives its first F-35
The 63rd Fighter Squadron received its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft March 20, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
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Steven Kinkade, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, speaks with Scottsdale firefighters after completing a training exercise Mar. 16, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The objective of the exercise was to control the means of egress and evacuate victims while stabilizing the fire.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams)  Scottsdale, Luke fire departments joined forces
The Scottsdale Fire Department joined Luke Air Force Base fire emergency services March 16 and 17 for annual training and safety protection.
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Staff Sgt. Eileen Grizzard, 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of specimen processing, poses for a portrait March 9, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grizzard was recently awarded ‘Laboratory Airman of the Year,’ an Air Force Medical Service Award that recognizes top medical service performers Air Force-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook) Laboratory Airman leads by example, receives award
For laboratory Airmen, detail and precision is everything. Not following proper procedures or executing them in the wrong order could mean the difference between life and death for their patients.
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Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray greets Airmen upon his arrival to the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron March 10, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Murray visited Luke and interacted with Airmen for the entire day sharing his stories and advice from his 29-year career in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel) Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray visits Luke
Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray recently visited the 56th Fighter Wing to engage with thunderbolts and serve as the guest speaker for the 2016 Maintenance Professional of the Year Banquet March 11, 2017.
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A view to the east from the control tower of Luke Field on Feb. 9, 1943, revealed completed construction of the base. (Courtesy Photo) 75 years of AETC: Luke’s role in the mission
The Air Education and Training Command is vital in its mission to recruit, educate, and train today’s Airmen to keep our Air Force mission ready.Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has been a part of the Air Training Command and AETC for approximately half of its lifetime and has been the largest fighter wing in the United States Air Force since 1989.
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Maj. Michael “Frog” Hobson, 944th Operations Group Detachment 2, takes-off on an F-35A Mar. 7 during the 100th sortie milestone at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.) FMS pilots reach 100th F35 sortie milestone
Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone today when they flew their 100th sortie here at Luke Air Force Base.The milestone is significant for the team making the mission happen on a daily basis.“It was truly a reflection of the teamwork between operations and maintainers, and also
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Mariacopa County Search and Rescue team guides Maj. Nicholas Suppa, 56th Operations Support Squadron  assistant director of operations, to the helicopter during a Major Accident Response Exercise at a remote area in Arizona, 1 Mar. 2017. The exercise highlighted the real way Air Force and civilian assets can be used together to more effectively respond to crises, and potentially save lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams) Luke trains with partners on search and rescue
Luke Air Force Base is well-known for the world-class partnerships it has with the surrounding communities, and those bonds were strengthened as multiple civilian agencies assisted Luke with an exercise to practice their response to an aircraft incident.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. August Pfluger, 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Sq. commander and F-22 Raptor pilot, maneuvers an F-22 into position to receive fuel during an air refueling over Syria, March 3, 2017.  During the refueling Pfluger re-enlisted Staff Sgt. Rebecca Rains who was in a KC-10 Extender, next to the boom operator, while reciting the oath of enlistment over headset.  “This was the coolest thing I’ve done [since joining],” Rains said.  “So I get on the headset and I’m talking to him and he shared with me some background about his mission prior to coming up for fuel.  He then said ‘You ready to do this?’ and I said ‘yep let’s go.’” AF NCO dedicates four more years of service to nation, re-enlists in deployed fashion
Her Air Force calling started like many others who came before – speaking with a recruiter near her hometown in Washington. It was 2009 and she was with her mother who had pulled her out of school under the disguise of having a day to spend time together; their first stop was the AF recruiter’s office.
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