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  • Luke AFB Airman saves 28 lives in Westgate shooting

    When envisioning a superhero, you might imagine someone who is fictional, has powers and who is abnormally strong – in other words, someone who is not like the average person. For one Airman, his childhood dream of becoming a superhero became his reality. Tech. Sgt. Michael Walker, 309th Fighter Squadron aviation resource manager, received the 2021 Air Force Sergeants Association William H. Pitsenbarger Heroism Award at the Air Education and Training Command level March 17, 2021. The AFSA presents the award annually to an enlisted Air Force member who has performed a heroic act, on or off duty, resulting in the saving of life or the prevention of serious injury.
  • USSF Swearing-in Ceremony

    From ‘Always Ready’ to ‘Always Above’, Airmen from the 607th Air Control Squadron participated in an inter-service transfer that moved them from the United States Air Force into the United States Space Force Feb. 5, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
  • Luke fire fighter retrain life saving skills

    According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Every 90 seconds someone dies from cardiac arrest. Early recognition and high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation is crucial to saving lives.On Sept. 20, 2016, the Luke Air Force Base Fire Department's leadership team held a
  • Firefighter to fighter pilot

    Firefighting takes teamwork, guts, commitment and the courage to go into harm’s way. Similarly, being a fighter pilot requires precision, skill and bravery to fly into combat and face off against an enemy.
  • Keeping airfield clean, aircraft flying

    There is one group of Airmen, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operators, whose efforts have the potential to save the Air Force millions of dollars in aircraft repairs and keep pilots safe in flight."Whenever jets are flying we have a sweeper on standby just in case there is any FOD which could interfere with aircraft taking off," said
  • Annual Biggest Loser Competition Kicks Off

    The Biggest Loser weight loss competition and fitness program run by the personal trainers of the Bryant Fitness Center began Jan. 4, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base.The 6th annual competition lasts from January until April and offers both a kick start to a healthier lifestyle and prizes for competitors who lose the highest percentage of body fat by
  • She has a need for speed

    She runs the 1.5-mile run in 9:15 and she's placed first on all the 5-kilometer runs she's attended. Like a machine, she zones out and focuses on the task at hand--running."I've been running for 15 years," said Senior Airman Melissa Franks, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight medicine medical technician.  "I started running as a means to get in
  • Gone, never forgotten

    Losing a loved one who served in the military can be devastating to a child, but one program aims to show children they're not alone and are still part of the military family.Thunderbolts from Luke Air Force Base participated as mentors in the Transition Assistance Program for Survivors camp Dec. 5 in Scottsdale."TAPS provides an opportunity for
  • MWD handlers--more than just dogs

    While most view dogs as pets, a select few Airmen view them as partners and the difference between life and death for more than just themselves. These Airmen are trained to deploy with Military Working Dogs who detect explosive devices in order to save the lives of other deployed members.One Airman came into the Air Force with the goal of becoming
  • Air Force Academy LEAD visits Luke

    The Air Force has officers to lead the enlisted core, and through programs such as the Leaders Encouraging Airman Development, enlisted Airmen can commission to second lieutenant. An Air Force Academy representative came to Luke Air Force Base, Nov. 17, 2015, to provide information about opportunities for young Airmen looking to commission in the
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