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  • 309th takes final vacation with F-16's

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, takes off, May 7, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The C-17 supported the 309th Fighter Squadron in conducting total force training at Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Oregon, with the 173rd Fighter

  • Luke hosts annual weapons load competition

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Paolo Silva, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, navigates a jammer during the annual weapons load competition, Feb. 9, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The load competition featured the loading of an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air

  • Luke AFB performs active shooter exercise

    William Anderson (left), 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, and Tech Sgt. Jacob Sime (right), 56th SFS defender, perform a simulated emergency medical examination on a simulated injured victim during an active shooter exercise, Jan. 24 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. This exercise allows

  • Saving a Species: The Sonoran Pronghorn

    It’s no secret that the Barry M. Goldwater Range, located in the southwest region of Arizona, is used for training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat-ready Airmen. But what most don’t often think about are the efforts behind maintaining and conserving the 1.7-million-acre piece of land

  • Holiday Magic visits Luke AFB

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Rueschhoff (right), 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Shaffer (left), 56th Fighter Wing command chief, address Luke Air Force Base personnel and their families during a Holiday Magic event, Dec. 8, 2023, at Luke AFB, Arizona. After his speech,

  • Lock 'n Load Weapons Comp

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Schweigart, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, helps prepare a GBU-12 Paveway II bomb for a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II during the third quarterly weapons load competition, Oct. 6, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Load

  • Luke | RCAF Lt. Gen. Kenny tours Luke AFB

    Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric Kenny, RCAF commander, visited the 56th Fighter Wing to discuss training collaborations June 20, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

  • 56th Operations, Maintenance Groups Conduct Open House

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Micah Harwood, 607th Air Control Squadron radio frequency transmission systems technician, showcases the retired joint tactical information distribution system to members of the community at the 56th Operations and Maintenance Groups Open House, Dec. 2, 2022, at Luke