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Default Air Force Logo 61st FS F-35 ground emergency at Mt. Home AFB
An Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing experienced a ground emergency at about 12:20 p.m. Eastern Time today at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
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Airman 1st Class Nkosi Jones, left, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons Airman, secures a panel while Staff Sgt. Martin De La Vara, 61st AMU crew chief, prepares to pull the chocks September 16, 2016, prior to launching an F-35 Lightning II at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Luke sent jets to Mountain Home AFB because it provides a unique opportunity for developing proficiency in the destruction of surface-to-air threats at their range complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer) Luke F-35 pilots enhance capabilities at Mountain Home AFB
Seven Luke F-35s were at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, September 10 through 24, 2016, for pilot training. While this is not the first time Mountain Home AFB has supported F-35s, it is the first time the base has supported Air Education and Training Command pilot training. “The main objective of this training deployment was to increase our
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The 56th Force Support Squadron honor guard perform the flag folding ceremony during the National POW/MIA Recognition Day vigil Sept. 16, 2016 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The ceremony consisted of honoring service members who are missing in action or are or were prisoners of war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) Luke Pays Tribute to the POW/MIA
Luke Air Force Base held a ceremony in honor of Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action Sept. 16, 2016, holding a two-day vigil.
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An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver Sept. 12, 2016 over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This sortie marks the 10,000th flying hour for the F-35 program at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams) Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours
Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12, 2016, to officially cross more than 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.The milestone marks yet another progression in the development of the tactics and utility of the
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Luke firefighters and Airmen hold the American flag atop the air traffic control tower Sept. 9, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Thunderbolts climbed the nine stories of the control tower bearing the names of the 411 responders who lost their lives that day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams) 15 years later, Luke remembers 9/11
Luke Air Force Base held a memorial today to remember the events of September 11, 2001  and to honor those who lost their lives during the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Penn., marking the 15th anniversary of the attacks.   Military personal and civilians gathered at the flight line control tower and held
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September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Chip Pons) Say "No" to suicide
At this moment, there are over seven billion people in this world; seven billion lives are separated by land and sea, cultural differences and socio-economic backgrounds, but fundamentally, our hearts beat the same, our eyes open each morning to the start of a new day and dreams of a life full of promise fill our minds. Of those seven billion
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Airman 1st Class Codey Yurkewicz, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, runs the pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon through preflight checks at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 1, 2016. As a crew chief, Yurkewicz has the responsibility to look over the aircraft and ensure the pilot is good to go for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Hensley) Luke's F-16 Fighting Falcon and Thunderbolts in action
Airman 1st Class Codey Yurkewicz, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, runs the pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon through preflight checks at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 1, 2016. As a crew chief, Yurkewicz has the responsibility to look over the aircraft and ensure the pilot is good to go for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
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Maj. Matthew “Sheet” Hoyt, 54th Fighter Group F-16 chief instructor and 54th Operations Support Squadron chief of weapons and tactics has been nominated for the Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award on July 27, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Hoyt will now compete at the Air Force level. (Courtesy photo) Thunderbolt nominated for Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award
Luke is proud to have Maj. Matthew “Sheet” Hoyt, 54th Fighter Group F-16 chief instructor and 54th Operations Support Squadron chief of weapons and tactics nominated for the Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. Hoyt was responsible for leading 192 pilots and 72 instructors as chief instructor accounting for 55 percent of the Air Force’s new
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Documentation of the Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force and Dr. William LaPlante to LMAERO Luke receives Air Force’s 100th F-35 on heels of IOC announcement, 63 FS activation
The F-35 program took a major step forward recently with the announcement of initial operational capability and another huge step was made at Luke Air Force Base today when the Air Force’s 100th F-35 Lightning II, designated AF-100, arrived here. “This marks a milestone and shows the fact that the F-35 program has continued to grow, progress and
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Tech. Sgt. Benjamin R. Davidson, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 ordnance mechanic, along with ordnance mechanics from the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron inspect 20mm rounds that had come back from the flight line at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2016. The 20mm rounds are processed through a Universal Ammunition Loading System after it has been flown to ensure serviceability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Denise Willhite) Total Force Integration: What does it mean for Luke?
With talk of manning at only 80% across the entire Air Force, having to do more with less sounds like a daunting task, but with the Total Force Integration it doesn’t have to be. The 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, is integrating with active duty units to improve training and reap other benefits as well.“TFI is not a foreign
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