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Thunderbolt of the Week:  Airman 1st Class Luis Guzman Thunderbolt of the Week: Airman 1st Class Luis Guzman
Airman 1st Class Luis Guzman, 56th Operation Support Squadron, Airfield Management Operations Coordinator Hometown: El Paso, Texas Years in service: One Education: Pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a Community College of the Air Force degree in aviation resource management Previous assignments: Keesler Air Force Base,
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2007
A storm blew into Luke Monday, bringing abundant rain, wind and dust, marking the
start of the 2007 monsoon season.  (Photo by Miki Gilloon) Monsoon makes matinee debut at Luke
Billowing thunderheads, tropical storm winds, sheets of dust and horizontal rain -- no, these elements aren't part of a weather disaster movie, but part of a massive thunderstorm that blew into Luke Monday, marking the debut of the 2007 monsoon season here. The thunderstorm forced F-16s to be diverted to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, and
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2007
Tech. Sgt. James Orsund (left) and Staff Sgt. Christopher Anderson speak to reporters from the major Phoenix metro news stations about their experience saving children from an overturned truck after a car crash July 28. Luke Airmen Give Assistance in Roll-Over Rescue
Two Luke Air Force Base Airmen were instrumental in rescue efforts after four local youth found themselves in an overturned truck in a wash near the Phoenix International Raceway Thursday. According to Phoenix-area media reports, storms flooded the area near Indian Springs and El Mirage roads earlier in the day, and the 17-year-old drove his
0 7/27
2007
AETC vice commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Welsh III AETC welcomes new vice commander
The Air Education and Training Command welcomed a new senior leader this week, as Maj. Gen. Mark Welsh III stepped in as the vice commander. A veteran of more than 31 years of service, General Welsh most recently worked in the area of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance -- where among other things he led the development of strategies to
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2007
LEFT: Brig. Gen. Tom Jones, 56th Fighter Wing commander, is fitted for the new joint helmet mounted cueing system by Senior Airman Willis Austin, 310th Fighter Squadron Aircrew Life Support journeyman.  Each helmet costs approximately $110,000.  Photo by Master Sgt. William Gomez. Combat information in eye of beholder
Imagine being able to use your eyes to track, lock onto and destroy an enemy target. Back in 1916, Sir Albert Bacon Pratt had such an idea and patented an integrated gun helmet for use in combat. Fast forward to today's fighter pilot and the joint helmet mounted cueing system. JHMCS is an electro-optical device that serves as an extension of the
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2007
Members of the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron and other Luke Thunderbolts honored the homecoming of Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie, 56th LRS, who died July 9 in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Approximately 750 Luke members attended. A memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Christian Center Assembly of God located at 11301 W. Indian School Rd., Avondale, where all Thunderbolts are invited to pay their respects. Photo by Staff Sgt. David Miller. Coming home

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2007
Thunderbolt of the Week:  Senior Airman Carrie Zent Thunderbolt of the Week: Senior Airman Carrie Zent
Senior Airman Carrie Zent, 607th Air Control Squadron, Surveillance Technician Instructor Hometown: Richardton, N.D. Years in service: Four Education: Currently attending American Military University, pursuing a medical transcription certificate and Community College of the Air Force degree Previous assignments: Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Naval
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2007
Thunderbolt of the Week:  Staff Sgt. Joseph Bihms Thunderbolt of the Week: Staff Sgt. Joseph Bihms
Staff Sgt. Joseph Bihms, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, Aerospace Propulsion journeyman Hometown: San Diego, Calif. Years in service: Four years Education: Pursuing an associate degree in computer science at Estrella Mountain Community College Inspirations: Family and friends Goals: To complete my bachelor's degree within two years Greatest
0 7/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo Luke Welcome new commanders
Arizona summers are not only synonymous with hot weather, but with changes of commands at Luke. The 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 56th Security Forces Squadron and 56th Dental Squadron, welcomed new commanders July 6 through 13. Lt. Col. James Sears, the 56th Fighter Wing Safety chief, took command of the 61st FS from
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2007
Brig. Gen. Thomas Coon, 10th Air Force commander, shakes the hand of Col. Richard Scobee as he takes command of the 944th Fighter Wing. Colonel Scobee has more than 3,800 flying hours, including 248 combat hours.  Photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Gonzalez. 944th FW changes command
Col. Richard Scobee took command of the 944th Fighter Wing Saturday during a ceremony in Hangar 999. Colonel Scobee recently expressed his thoughts of taking command of the wing, his vision for the future and the partnership with the 56th Fighter Wing. "I am excited about the opportunity to take command of the 944th Fighter Wing," Colonel Scobee
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2007
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