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  • Luke AFB Fact Sheet

    Luke Air Force Base is named for the WWI flying ace and Phoenix native Lieutenant Frank Luke Jr., the first aviator to receive the Medal of Honor. Lieutenant Luke scored 18 aerial victories, 14 against German observation balloons, before being killed at the age of 21 on Sept. 29, 1918.
  • Luke Air Force Base Information about Drones/Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

    Flying a sUAS on or near Luke Air Force Base has both safety and legal responsibilities. If you intend on operating a drone as a hobbyist (AC 91-57A) or a commercial operator (Part 107), this information will assist you.
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon

    The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.
  • F-35A Lightning II

    The F-35A is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which it was designed to operate. With its aerodynamic performance and advanced integrated avionics, the F-35A will provide next-generation stealth, enhanced situational awareness, and reduced vulnerability for the United States and allied nations.
  • 56 RMO Airspace and Range Operations

    The Airspace and Range Operations (ARO) flight of the Luke Air Force Base 56th Range Management Office (56 RMO) is responsible for supporting the range needs of BMGR-East users. These needs typically involve development of relevant target sets, electronic warfare infrastructure enhancements, and support of major exercises. ARO also manages daily
  • The NEPA Process

    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is the nation's broadest environmental law. NEPA applies to all federal agencies and most of the activities they manage, regulate, or fund that affect the environment. It requires all agencies to disclose and consider the environmental implications of their proposed actions. It provides the
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