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  • 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

  • Luke AFB Advances Joint Force Training in IP War Day

    Exercise Desert Hammer combined with IP War Day, involved more than 300 combat support Airmen and 96 aircraft, this joint-force exercise is a routine event with U.S. Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy.

  • Luke AFB graduates 1,000th F-35 pilot

    The 56th Fighter Wing’s F-35 training program graduated its 1,000th student, U.S. Air Force Capt. Audrey Wilson, on August 3, 2023. The mission at the 56th FW is to train the world's premier fighter pilots and combat-ready Airmen and Luke has served as one of the first bases for student fighter

  • Spikes train with Oregon Eagles

    The 62nd Fighter Squadron and 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, traveled to Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Oregon, to participate in off-station interoperability fighter pilot and Airmenship training with the 173rd Fighter

  • Luke AFB supports Diamondbacks' home opener

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing and 944th FW, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, are recognized by the Arizona Diamondbacks during their opening day, April 6, 2023, at Chase Field, Arizona. The fighter wings helped kickoff the Diamondbacks’ Opening Day with a flyover of four F-35

  • Luke | Command Post: The Information Superstation

    It’s one of the most inconspicuous buildings on a base. No windows, no markers, no signs. Yet in these rooms, filled with various computers, radios, and telephones, the command post is the focal point for nearly all communications base wide.