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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Photos: F-35As take off from Luke AFB

    An F-35A Lightning II aircraft takes off Sept. 23, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter that features advanced stealth, sensor fusion and logistics support capabilities that provide increased survivability in an advanced threat environment. Luke AFB is home

  • Luke AFB retires Block 25 F-16 aircraft

    Like old soldiers being relieved from their posts, the Block 25 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft have been relieved of duty Sept. 6, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. This model of aircraft has been imbedded with the 309th “Ducks” Fighter Squadron. A squadron that has successfully led the fight

  • Luke AFB Medical Group Keeps the Mission Healthy

    Sherri Chastain, 56th Medical Group medical laboratory technologist, tests fluid samples for the flu, the common cold, and COVID-19, July 13, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 56th MDG provides routine laboratory testing, drug testing and COVID-19 testing, to active-duty service members

  • Col Matthew Johnston Assumes Control of the 56th Operations Group

    It’s change of command season here at Luke Air Force Base! Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder, 56th Fighter Wing commander, served as the reviewing officer when Col. George Watkins relinquished command of the 56th Operations Group to Col. Matthew Johnston on June. 3, 2022.

  • 56th MSG Airmen conduct ACE multi-capable exercise

    As the saying goes, you have to crawl before you can walk, and walk before you can run.For the Agile Combat Employment program, or ACE, the concept is no different when it comes to training Airmen for duty at Luke Air Force Base and in various theaters of operations.“ACE as a concept of operations

  • Sykes family expands as AF family steps up

    The Sykes family received devastating news in February 2021 when their daughter, Zoey, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Once alone, their family grew when their Air Force family stepped in to support and help them in their long journey.

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