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Default Air Force Logo Luke F-16 crashes on Goldwater Range
An Air Force F-16D assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron crashed about 8:30 a.m. Monday east of Highway 85 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in an unpopulated area. At the time of the accident, the F-16 was on a training mission. Two pilots were on board and ejected safely with no injuries. A board of officers will investigate the accident.
0 12/11
2006
Default Air Force Logo Vice commander reflects on Iraq experience
In mid-September Col. David Orr, the 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, returned to his position at Luke, after spending 125 days in the desert. He commanded the 407th Air Expeditionary Group located at Ali Base, the only major U.S. airfield in southern Iraq. The mission of the 407th AEG is to provide coalition tactical airlift support with aerial
0 12/11
2006
Default Air Force Logo Cleaner, safer oxygen cleaning system
Luke has become a test bed for a cleaning system that would not only save the Air Force money and maintenance hours, but could also protect the environment, particularly the ozone. The Oxygen Equipment Cleaning System being tested here cleans the F-16's oxygen system to include the liquid oxygen tanks and internal oxygen airflow system in the jet.
0 12/08
2006
Default Air Force Logo Civil Engineering Squadron shines at headquarters
Air Education and Training Command recently declared the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron the recipient of five 2006 AETC civil engineering awards. "These awards signify the squadron's exceptional performance in the many aspects of Luke's civil engineering," said James Fitzpatrick, 56th CES deputy. "Our men and women have worked hard to maintain
0 12/08
2006
Thunderbolt of the Week:  Senior Airman Benjamin O'Mara Thunderbolt of the Week: Senior Airman Benjamin O'Mara
Organization: 56th Operations Support Squadron, Radar Approach Air Traffic ControllerHometown: Hastings, Mich.Years in service: Three Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree in airway science Previous assignments: Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.Inspirations: My uncle, a retired Marine Corps colonel and aviator Goals: Retire as
0 12/08
2006
Maj. Troy Gilbert, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot was killed Nov. 27 in an F-16 crash 30 miles southwest of Balad Air Base, Iraq. Major Gilbert was the standardization and evaluation chief for the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group and was deployed from the 309th Fighter Squadron from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. A memorial service was held Dec. 3 at Balad AB, and a remembrance ceremony was held Dec. 6 at Luke AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chad Kellum) Luke rallies to support Gilbert family
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- A Luke pilot killed in action in Iraq last week was fondly remembered by Air Force leaders and friends as a warrior-patriot who made a difference in everything he did. Maj. Troy L. Gilbert's F-16 crashed on Nov. 27 in Anbar Province, 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. He deployed to Balad Air Base in September from the
0 12/06
2006
Lieutenant Col. Gerald Lanagan, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, helps Clint Bowyer buckle in prior to his F-16 flight. Mr. Bowyer took time out of his NASCAR racing schedule to visit Luke and learn about military life.  Photo by Staff Sgt. David Miller Nascar driver, crew chief take to the air
Driver Clint Bowyer, a 2006 rookie driver in the Nextel Cup racing series, and his crew chief, Gil Martin, took time out from their busy racing schedule Nov. 8 to visit Luke and experience speed the real way - in the seat of an F-16. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing was in town for a weekend race at the Phoenix International
0 11/30
2006
Illustration by Brady Smith Getting good night's rest key to safe driving
As the holiday season approaches, driver fatigue is a problem that should be foremost in the minds of motorists and travelers. Falling asleep behind the wheel is, unfortunately, not uncommon, and the accidents that result are as lethal as those caused by driving drunk. Like alcohol, fatigue slows reaction time and impairs judgment and vision. The
0 11/30
2006
AFSO21 changes Luke's external fuel tank roles, LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. AFSO21 changes Luke's external fuel tank roles
The 56th Maintenance Group recently spearheaded an Air Force Smart Operations 21 F-16 external fuel tank project using LEAN tools and listening to the voice of the customer which resulted in saved time and money. A team formed in July made up of staff sergeants and below was tasked with unraveling the issues that were causing concerns to
0 11/30
2006
Default Air Force Logo Thunderbolts open hearts through giving
A long-standing tradition that helps Airmen and their families in need remains an uplifting and heartwarming program, according to Luke's First Sergeant council.The Council, headed by Master Sgt. Vincent Stephenson, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, is currently working behind the scenes to manage and promote the base's Adopt-a-Family,
0 11/30
2006
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