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  • 61st AMU uses live GBUs enhancing combat readiness

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Williams, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, finishes loading a GBU-31 joint direct attack munition on an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 9, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Two F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron completed missions with live GBU-31s, a 2,000-pound class munition that uses a GPS-guided
  • 56th LRS increases productivity through Rapid Maintenance

    In an effort to help increase the efficiency of flightline maintenance operations, the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron opened a Rapid Maintenance Annex in April located near the flight line. With the addition of the annex, Airmen from the vehicle maintenance flight can expedite minor repairs or services for flight line vehicles ensuring those vehicles rapidly return to duty.
  • Luke reinforces TFI with DoD level maintenance award

    The 56th and 944th Fighter Wings’ maintenance groups, referred to as the 1K Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, will be recipients of the 2020 Secretary of Defense Field-level Maintenance Award in the large category. The information was officially confirmed in a Department of Defense news release posted on Nov. 19.
  • Armament shop maintains F-35 weapons system equipment

    Airmen from the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron F-35A Lightning II armament shop are building a capability the Air Force may benchmark to store and maintain alternate mission equipment for the F-35’s weapons system.
  • Maintainers continue mission through minimal manning

    Maintainers take a work break March 23, 2020 while efforts to curtail the coronavirus have reduced manning levels at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As a measure to combat COVID-19, units across Luke AFB transitioned to minimal manning to implement social distancing and preventative health measures while ensuring the safety of the Airmen as they
  • Maintainers ensure F-35’s mission capability

    Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, and Airman 1st Class Christian Cervantes, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, evaluate an F-35A Lightning II to ensure it is mission capable, March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke is home to 93 F-35s and four training squadrons for F-35 pilots. (U.S.
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