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                                                                                                                         Civil engineer Airmen have             Lockheed Martin, Luke                 Veterinary clinic provides             Base continues training mission
                                                                                                                         dirty job                              team to innovate                      care for service animals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tech. Sgt. James Hayes, 63rd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Aircraft Maintenance Unit in-
      Luke at Work                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lightning II, April 8, 2020.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           structor, marshals an F-35A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Maintainers at Luke enable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the mission by launching and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           recovering aircraft, inspect-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing components and ensuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aircraft are serviceable to fly.
                                                                                                                                                                      Photos by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler                                                                             Luke is home to 77 F-16s and
                                                                                                                                                                Airman 1st Class Delwyn Travillion,                                                                                        98 F-35s, enabling assigned
                                                                                                                                     Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder  56th Component Maintenance Squad-             Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder                                          Airmen to train the world’s
                                                                                                                         Senior Airman Jaime Villagomez (bot-   ron aircrew egress systems apprentice   Daniel Halbleib, Ajo Station Border                                                greatest fighter pilots and
                                                                                                                         tom left) and Airman 1st Class Manolo   (left), trains on a virtual reality mainte-  Patrol agent, holds Marci’s mouth                    Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder combat-ready Airmen.
                                                                                                                         Hernandez (bottom right), 56th Civil   nance trainer while Tech. Sgt. Ian Rid-  open while Nicole Avci examines his
                                                                                                                         Engineer Squadron water and fuels      er, 56th CMS aircrew egress systems    teeth Jan. 24, 2020, in the clinic at Luke
                                                                                                                         system maintenance technicians, main-  craftsman, monitors training July 13,   AFB. Marci, a border patrol dog, was
                                                                                                                         tain a fire hydrant system while Jerome   2020. The egress shop is responsible   at the appointment for a suspected   56th SFS conducts                    56th Ammunitions Flight
       Ammo uses new system for inventory count                                                                          Stanton, 56th CES WFSM technician,     for the overall integrity of the emergen-  abscessed tooth caused by chewing   presence patrol                      builds 72 laser-guided bombs
                                                                                                                         observes, Nov. 2, 2020. To meet mis-
                                                                                                                         sion requirements, the 56th CES techni-  cy ejection seat system in the F-35A   on metal objects. The clinic cares for
                                                                                                                                                                                                       active-duty and retiree member’s pri-
                                                                                                                                                                Lightning II. The egress shop imple-
                                                                                  Tech. Sgt. Ryan Read, 56th Equipment   cians replaced an isolation valve and   mented the virtual reality maintenance   vately owned cats and dogs, military
                                                                                  Maintenance Squadron account super-    installed a fire hydrant. Nicknamed the   trainer to enhance training efficiency   working dogs and government-owned
                                                                                  visor, validates the munitions inventory   “Dirt Boyz,” CE Airmen maintain Luke’s   and reduce training time.        dogs by performing annual wellness
                                                                                  count on the Theater Integrated Combat   runways, sidewalks, drainage systems                                        exams, vaccines and more.
                                                                                  Munitions System (TICMS), Sept. 12,    and repair roads and barriers along the
                                                                                  2020, at Luke Air Force Base. TICMS is   base perimeter.
                                                                                  an Air Force-wide program released in                                                                                Armament shop maintains F-35
                                                                                  January 2020 that saves manpower and   Adjusting the brakes                                                          weapons system equipment
                                                                                  time by allowing individuals to enter the
                                                                                  amount of items digitally using Getac,
                                                                                  a handheld device used to input num-
                                                                                  ber values, avoiding the need for count
                                                                                  sheets.                                                                                                                                                                   Senior airman Leala Marquez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tech. Sgt. Jose Martinez, 56th Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Forces Squadron Defense Force day-
            Photos by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder                                                                                                                                                                                         shift flight sergeant (left), and Tech. Sgt.
       Senior Airman Marcus Wallace, 56th                                                                                                                       Senior Airman Matthew Romano, 56th                                           Joseph Campbell, 56th SFS Defense
       Equipment Maintenance Squadron line                                                                                                                      Component Maintenance Squadron                                               Force NCO in charge of training and
       delivery technician (left), and Airman                                                                                                                   aircrew egress systems journeyman                                            confinement, prepare for a patrol May
       1st Class Preston Melkerson, 56th EMS                                                                                                                    (left), trains Airman 1st Class Delwyn                                       21, 2020, at the Luke Air Force Base aux-
       stockpile management technician, take                                                                                                                    Travillion, 56th CMS aircrew egress                                          iliary range in Southern Arizona. A team
       inventory on small arms ammunition                                                                                                                       systems apprentice, on the installa-               Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder  of 20 defenders and one military working   Photos by Airman 1st Class Caleb F. Butler
       during the semi-annual 100% muni-                                                                                                                        tion of flexible linear shaped charge   Senior Airman Janey Sawmiller, 56th   dog conducted a night presence patrol   Airman Quinton Chaney, 56th Equip-
       tions count Sept. 12, 2020. During the                                                                                 Photos by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder  (FLSC) on a 3D-printed F35A Lightning   Equipment Maintenance Squadron F-  on the range. The 56th SFS consists of   ment Maintenance Squadron munitions
       counting process, everything in the                                                                               Airman 1st Class Wesley De Leon, 56th   II canopy July 13, 2020. The 3D print   35A Lightning II maintenance supervi-  more than 200 personnel who ensure the   systems technician, and Senior Airman
       stockpile is inventoried including mis-                                                                           Component Maintenance Squadron         of the F-35 canopy enables training on   sor, adjusts an F-35 bulk loader, Oct.   safety of the base population.    Tre Tate, 56th EMS munitions sys-
       siles, bomb components, explosive                                                                                 aircraft hydraulic systems journeyman,   the installation of the FLSC without us-  20, 2020.                                                               tems technician, use a forklift sling to
       cartridges and more. The 56th EMS                                          Senior Airman Michael Castellanos,     torques adjusting assemblers onto an   ing operational resources. Installation                                                                             move GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided
       Munitions Flight performs an inventory                                     56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron    F-16 Fighting Falcon brake housing     of the FLSC is an essential task that                                         SLOTUS gets cockpit view              bombs Sept. 22, 2020.
       count which maintains accountability                                       conventional maintenance technician,   Aug. 17, 2020. Hydraulics specialists   requires zero errors.                 BEE Airmen, ‘Jack of all
       for more than 3,470 munition compo-  Senior Airman Gunnar Carlson, 56th    counts the number of aircraft counter-  ensure the hydraulic and pneumatic                                           Trades’                                of Viper
       nents worth an estimated $72 million.  Equipment Maintenance Squadron stock-  measure munitions Sept. 12, 2020. Dur-  systems work properly, guarantee-
                                           pile management technician, scans the   ing the counting process, everything in   ing the landing gear is functional. The   20/20 vision in 2020
                                           barcodes on corner markers using a     the stockpile is inventoried including   hydraulics flight works on F-16, A-10
                                           Getac, a handheld device used to input   missiles, bomb components, explosive   Thunderbolt II and F-15 Eagle landing
                                           number values, Sept. 17, 2020.         cartridges and more.                   gear and brakes for Luke and other
                                                                                                                         bases to ensure Air Force mission suc-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder         Senior Airman Caroline Burnett  Airman 1st Class Maxim Gogo, 56th
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Senior Airman Megan Johnson and        Maj. Jessa Charron (left), 69th Fighter   Equipment Maintenance Squadron
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Airman 1st Class Emmanuel Alaniz,      Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon instruc-  munitions systems technician, sepa-
                                                                                                                                                                            Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder  56th Operational Medicine Readiness   tor pilot, and Col. George Watkins   rates parts to be installed on GBU-12
                                                                                                                                                                Senior Airman Troy Dibley, 61st       Squadron bioenvironmental engineer-    (right), 56th Operations Group com-    Paveway II laser-guided bombs Sept
                                                                                                                                                                Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II   ing technicians, search for leaks on   mander, brief Karen Pence (center), wife   22, 2020. Airmen assembled 24 bombs
                                                                                                                                                                avionics journeyman, tries on a pair   a Level A HAZMAT suit Jan. 14, 2020.   of Vice President Mike Pence, about the   during the first day of the three-day
                                                                                                                                                                of prescription glasses June 9, 2020,   Level A suits protect against harm-  F-16’s capabilities Sept. 17, 2020. Pence,   build session to maintain a steady
       Melkerson moves a box of small arms                                                                                                                      at Luke Air Force Base. The Luke      ful vapors, gases, mists and particles   along with Secretary of the Air Force   supply of munitions for the base. The
       ammunition during inventory Sept. 12,                                                                                                                    Optometry clinic provides a choice    reaching the individual inside the suit.   Barbara Barrett and Sharene Brown,   munitions flight assembles, stores,
       2020. Airmen from the 56th EMS pro-                                                                                                                      of more than 50 styles of customized   The 56th OMRS BEE’s mission is to     wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.   and transports explosives for all eight
       vide safe and reliable aircraft, equip-  Airmen from the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron count aircraft countermea-  De Leon torques adjusting assemblers   and standard frames. The Luke op-  provide reliable health risk expertise to   Charles Brown, visited Luke to engage   maintenance units at Luke, ensuring
       ment and munitions which are used to   sure munitions during the semi-annual 100% munitions count Sept. 12, 2020. The   onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon brake   tometry clinic treats more than 4,000   optimize human performance and pre-  with military spouses and discuss mili-  pilots are able to train with realistic
       train the world’s greatest fighter pilots   TICMS is a new software used to maintain accountability of munitions by making   Aug. 17, 2020.              patients every year.                  vent adverse health effects on Airmen.  tary spouse employment.               ammunition.
       and combat ready Airmen.            the counting process, formerly a paper system, digital.
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