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  • Mending Bones

    In the course of the military lifestyle, through rigorous physical training, heavy stress on bones and muscles, and fast-paced movements with the force of strength to back them, injuries occur. Bones break and ligaments tear, and for some Airmen at Luke, this is a reality that occurs despite the finest safety measures and education. Fortunately,
  • Luke issues first Generation lll helmet

    The world's most advanced aircraft is getting a new helmet to match.Luke Air Force Base issued its first Generation III F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System to Norwegian Air Force Maj. Morten Hanche, 62nd Fighter Squadron training pilot Oct. 16, 2015.The new system, built and issued by Rockwell Collins at the Pilot Fit Facility, includes a number of
  • Luke conducts first F-35 load training

    Airmen from the 56th Maintenance Group performed simulated weapons loading procedures on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for the first time Aug. 28 at Luke Air Force Base.The F-35 weapons load training is designed to teach and enhance knowledge of preparation, operation, and safety to weapons load crew and maintenance members who will
  • Byers: from pharmacist to Airman

    Some of the reasons people join the Air Force are education benefits and job security. Many Airmen had jobs prior to joining."Prior to joining, I was a pharmacy technician back when it didn't require formal education," said Staff Sgt. Ashley Byers, 56th Force Support Squadron commander's support staff NCO in charge. "When the requirement changed I
  • EOD sharpens skills

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base and other Air Force units around the region participated in the third annual EOD combat predeployment training exercise dubbed "Operation Enduring Training" from Sept. 3 through 7 at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend south west of Luke.The
  • Luke begins training for first class of Norwegian, Italian F-35 pilots

    The first class of future F-35 piloting instructors from Norway and Italy began their training Sept. 21 here at Luke.The pilots, from countries partnered with the United States in the procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, will learn how to operate the advanced aircraft under the instruction of American pilots from the 56th Training
  • Marines, Air Force on exchange program

    Since 1941, Luke has graduated more than 61,000 pilots and continues to graduate fighter pilots. From flying missions to deployments, military branches work as a team to keep the world safe. The U.S. Marines and the Air Force are participating together in the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program where a Marine pilot is being trained in the F-35
  • Flu season in full swing - get vaccinated

    Cooler weather and browning leaves harken the onset of autumn, but so too does a runny nose and sore throat.Influenza is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, typically between the months of October and May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."The flu is most often spread by coughing,
  • AAFES defeats CMS

    The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron team and the Army and Air Force Exchange Services team stepped on the field Oct. 8 for an intramural football match at Luke Air Force Base. AAFES defeated the 56th CMS 40-34.CMS came in the game undefeated and was on a mission to keep the streak alive. The match began with CMS scoring the first touchdown
  • Total Force Integration active at Luke

    Although the Active and Reserve component Air Force are operationally indistinguishable, only by continuing to leverage the unique contributions of each component can we achieve the strategic agility necessary to realize the Air Force we need.Part of the total force integration at Luke is including more than 200 944th Fighter Wing reservists to
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