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  • 56th MXG 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Competition

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Janey Sawmiller, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, inspects the landing gear well of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a weapons load competition, Oct. 7, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Load competitions help ensure weapons Airmen are proficient in

  • 56th FW welcomes Class of 2022 Honorary Commanders

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Rueschoff, 56th Fighter Wing commander, addresses attendees of the 2022 honorary commander induction ceremony, Oct. 14, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The honorary commander program seeks to help build relationships with the surrounding communities by

  • Luke | Photos: Yoga for Breast Cancer Awareness Event

    Members of the Luke Air Force Base community participate in a breast cancer awareness event Oct. 5, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The event, held by the awareness organization Reba’s Vision, featured a free yoga session, a static display, and a showcase with various items that are given to

  • Photos: Luke AFB kicks off 100th Fire Prevention Week

    U.S. Air Force Col. Keagan McLeese, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, signs the 100th Anniversary Fire Prevention Week Proclamation Oct. 7, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The signing kicked off this year’s event with the theme, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” which promotes fire safety

  • Photos: Luke AFB F-35A Lightning II’s join the B-1 Immersion

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Casey Manning, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II pilot, prepares to take flight Oct. 3, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Manning and several other F-35A pilots prepared to join a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas in formation over the United

  • Luke | Photos: 56th FW honors Air Force 75th Anniversary

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, cuts the cake with Airman 1st Class Jacob Hess, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, during the 75th Air Force Ball at the Wigwam Resort near Luke Air Force Base, Arizona on Sept. 24, 2022. The U.S. Air Force celebrated its 75th

  • Luke | 56th FW Command Chief's words of wisdom

    On Aug. 26, 2022, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Shaffer assumed the role of the 56th Fighter Wing command chief at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Since arriving, Shaffer has reflected on his vision for Luke AFB and how Airmen can best support the mission as a whole.

  • 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