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  • Accomplishing Your Goals: An Airman’s Journey to Becoming an Ironman

    On Nov. 21, 2021, U.S. Air Force Col. Luke Casper, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, along with his friend, U.S. Air Force Maj. Miguel Fernandez, Air Force Academy admission liaison officer, put their training to the test and completed Ironman Arizona in the college town of Tempe, just outside of

  • Luke Airman awarded Bronze Star Medal

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –The Bronze Star, also known as the Bronze Star Medal or “Ground Medal,” is awarded to any member of the U.S. military for heroic service, meritorious achievement or meritorious service in a combat zone. It can also be awarded to members of foreign militaries and

  • ‘Safety Dude’ retires after 50 years of service

    “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get,” said Bernard Bruce, retired 56th Fighter Wing Occupational Safety and Health manager. While quoting the famous Forrest Gump line, Bruce reflected on his more than 50 years of service to the Air Force and laughed at his

  • Honoring those who served

    Five verses, three days, and one goal – an acrostic that spells out HONOR. The Honor Guard Charge is a sacred creed memorized by every ceremonial guardsman since the 1980s. Upon arrival to the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard building, trainees are immediately tasked with their first assignment: to

  • One Luke Airman's path to self-acceptance

    “I knew from the time I was 11 and would pray that I’d wake up in a male body so my life would make more sense,” said Staff Sgt. KC Zens, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 12 F-35A Lightning II avionics instructor.Zens is a son, a husband, an Airman, and trains tech school Airmen to maintain the

  • 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

  • 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