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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Luke | Honorary commander takes flight

    Being an honorary commander affords many unique opportunities to those selected to represent their community in hopes of positively effecting public support. For Jill Kimmerle, the chance to fly in an F-16 Fighting Falcon was the highlight of her time as an honorary commander.

  • 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 | A month in the seat with Brig. Gen. Rueschhoff

    Brig. Gen Jason Rueschhoff assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, on 29 July, 2022. After a month of immersing with organizations across base and meeting with community leaders, Rueschhoff discussed his perspective, goals, and insights with 56th Fighter Wing Public

  • Luke | Firefighters gain critical skills in Arizona

    Firefighters assigned to the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG), trained with firefighters from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona to accomplish their annual training from August 5 to August 19, 2022. During their two weeks of training, the team trained on live

  • 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.

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