Air Education and Training Command News

  • PT test pushed to July, more updates forthcoming

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5-mile run, 1 minute of push-ups and sit-ups) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three-component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous 10 – for

  • Charting history: female pilot reaches 2,000 hours in F-16

    Col. Trena “HaK” Savageau is known for breaking barriers and setting high expectations as the first female commander of the 944th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. On January 13th, she crushed another goal as she flew past her two thousandth flying hour in the F-16C Fighting Falcon

  • Luke fighter pilot tops 1,000 F-35 flying hours

    Maj. Nicholas “JAKAL” Rallo, an instructor pilot with the 944th Fighter Wing, became the first Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II pilot to attain 1,000 F-35 flying hours here, February 22, 2021.

  • Key Spouse Program provides critical support to families

    An elite team of volunteers serve as a communication link between the wing commander and Luke Air Force Base families. They are known as key spouses.“The Key Spouse Program is a peer-to-peer support program and a way for spouses to volunteer,” said Jessica Maldonado, 944th Fighter Wing Airman and

  • Luke Reserve squadron welcomes new members and families

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families new to the 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron visited the unit during a newcomers’ orientation Jan. 10 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.Col. Scott Briese, 944th Maintenance Group commander, welcomed the newcomers and gave a presentation covering the

  • 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

  • MTI recruiter swaps campaign cover for RED HORSE cap

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – An Air Force Reserve military training instructor and MTI recruiter swapped his campaign cover for a RED HORSE ball cap this month, and has returned to his pre-MTI career field with new tools that he'll use in the next phase of his career.In 2017, the 433rd

  • Luke commemorates Tuskegee Airman with flyover

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, executed an F-35 Lightning II Missing Man formation flyover October 2, 2020. The mission over the Arizona State Capitol paid tribute to the late Maj. George Washington Biggs, U.S. Air Force (Ret.).

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