Air Education and Training Command News

  • Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

    U.S. Air Force military and honorary commanders from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, observe a bombing demonstration from an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, during a tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB

  • 62nd FS pilots, maintainers prepare for Red Flag

    U.S. and international student pilots enrolled in the F-35A Lightning II B-course are preparing for Red Flag Exercise 21-2, one of the largest aerial combat simulations the U.S. Air Force has to offer.

  • Egress specialists maintain escape systems

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – As a last-resort to escape a catastrophic emergency, pilots trust an aircraft’s ejection system to carry them safely from danger. While the equipment does the physical work, pilots’ lives are in the hands of maintenance Airmen.

  • 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

  • Sheppard AFB instructors provide support roles to Luke AFB fighter jets

    The 88th Fighter Training Squadron, which is part of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, provided adversary support to a mix of F-35 and F-16 squadrons assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Arizona, during a two-week exercise in Arizona.

  • Former Nomad returns to command the 33rd FW

    Hundreds of Nomads welcomed a new commander to the 33rd Fighter Wing during a change of command ceremony here, Jun 18. Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the commander of 19th Air Force, presided over the ceremony where Col. Jon Wheeler took his place as the newest Nomad One.

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