Air Education and Training Command News

  • Luke F-35s, F-16s train daily

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron prepares to takeoff, Dec. 15, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 62nd FS transitioned from flying F-16 Fighting Falcons to flying F-35 aircraft in 2015. There are four F-35 fighter squadrons and four F-16 fighter squadrons that

  • Armament shop maintains F-35 weapons system equipment

    Airmen from the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron F-35A Lightning II armament shop are building a capability the Air Force may benchmark to store and maintain alternate mission equipment for the F-35’s weapons system.

  • F-35s demonstrate airpower during sortie training

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron takes flight during an evening mission, Nov. 2, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Unlike any other legacy aircraft, the F-35 cockpit has advanced controls that allow the pilot to change the size, location and content of data on each

  • Photos: Aircraft soaring over Luke AFB

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron takes off July 27, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is the Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter and produces 43,000 pounds of thrust. Luke AFB is home to F-35s and F-16 Fighting Falcons that are used to train the world’s

  • Photos: Sunset flights over Luke AFB

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 63rd Fighter Squadron, takes flight on an evening mission July 13, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The F-35 produces 43,000 pounds of thrust and is designed to provide the pilot with enhanced situational awareness, positive target identification and

  • Luke AFB continues training mission

    Tech. Sgt. James Hayes, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit instructor, marshals an F-35A Lightning II April 8, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Maintainers at Luke AFB enable the mission by launching and recovering aircraft, inspecting components and ensuring aircraft are serviceable to fly. Luke AFB

  • F-35A Lightning IIs display air superiority

    F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron prepare for takeoff April 2, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. There are 98 F-35s assigned to Luke, and they are used to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. Since implementing preventative health measures for

  • Luke AFB F-35 featured in AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

  • F-35 Demo Team pilot practices new maneuvers

    Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing, and practicing the maneuvers of the all new demo profile.

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