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  • Luke enters the drone age in new class

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dakota Belcher, 56th Fighter Wing spark cell lead, instructs a class on the use of small unmanned aerial systems, May 29, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Belcher, along with the rest of the spark cell team, hosted the 56th FW’s first Combat Airpower for All Airmen

  • 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

  • D-Backs go Purple for military kids

    Volunteers from the 56th Fighter Wing and Wayland Baptist University present a booth during a Purple Up Arizona Diamondbacks game, April 12, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks hosted a Purple Up night to celebrate Month of the Military Child. Month of the Military Child helps bring

  • The DOD Doctorate

    Education serves as the cornerstone of our ability to effectively serve others. It empowers individuals to innovate, collaborate, and implement solutions that have a positive impact on those around them.

  • Luke AFB opens Innovation Lab

    A grand opening ceremony for the new Cox Innovation Lab was held, Feb. 22, 2024, as Luke Air Force Base sets to expand enrichment opportunities for military families and children.

  • Canadians feel the heat during Phoenix Sunrise

    The 607th Air Control Squadron hosted Phoenix Sunrise, a bilateral exercise between members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and U.S. Air Force, Jan. 19 to Feb. 17, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

  • Luke Fighters Soar Over Gila Bend

    An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, performs an aerial maneuver over Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona, Jan. 19, 2024. The Barry M. Goldwater range, south of Phoenix, Arizona, is host to a number of air-to-ground bombing ranges which are utilized for training. Luke AFB is the

  • In the Wild Blue Yonder: Luke AFB jets in flight

    U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II’s assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron and an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation, Jan. 19, 2024, over Luke AFB, Arizona. The F-35A is an agile, versatile, high-performance, 9 G-force capable multirole fighter that