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  • 308th FS F-35A Lightning IIs soar in the sky

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 308th Fighter Squadron breaks away from a four-ship formation Nov. 6, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that can reach the speed of Mach 1.6, approximately 1,200 mph. Since 1941, Luke has been building the future of airpower by graduating more than 61,000 pilots.
  • Turkeys for Troops drive donates to Luke Airmen

    Airman 1st Class Isaac Leguizamo, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technician, volunteers at the annual Turkeys for Troops food drive Nov. 21, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Kiwanis Club of Litchfield, a local food bank, and Luke Maintenance Officer Association of America chapter provided the donations for families with deployed
  • Command chief informs Airmen on their role in the mission

    Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, addresses Airmen in the First Term Airman Center (FTAC) Nov. 18, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During the briefing, Thompson discussed how Airmen contribute to the local and broad mission of the Air Force. FTAC is a weeklong, introductory course designed to transition Airmen
  • 56th FW Command Chief pays visit to medical Airmen

    Capt. Ivette Caro (left), 56th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron flight medicine nurse, briefs Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, and 56th Medical Group Airmen at the 56th MDG Education and Training facility about the tools used to provide blood to patients Nov. 20, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Thompson,
  • Eielson AFB civic leaders visit Luke

    Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefs Eielson Air Force Base military and civic leaders about F-35A Lightning II training Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz. While at Luke, members from Eielson visited the F-35 Academic Training Center, 62nd Fighter Squadron and Luke AFB fire station. Luke is home to more than 171 fighter
  • Luke Thunderbolts Hockey wins big in Vegas

    Luke Thunderbolts Hockey team won championship titles in two divisions at the Armed Services Hockey Championships, Las Vegas, Nov. 10, 2019.
  • Honorary commanders learn about Luke mission

    Adrianne Rankin (second from right), 56th Range Management Office archaeologist, briefs Luke Air Force Base commanders and honorary commanders on Native American petroglyphs Nov. 14, 2019, at the Chris Glyphs Archeological Site, Ariz. During the tour, Rankin educated the visitors on Native American history on the Barry M. Goldwater Range, including
  • 56th OMRS provides care for Luke patients

    Tech. Sgt. Robert Penn, 56th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron advanced oral hygiene technician, performs an annual dental cleaning on Airman 1st Class Angel Baker, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Nov. 13, 2019, at the 56th Medical Group dental clinic on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 56th OMRS is attached to the 56th Medical
  • CSAF attends Veterans Day NASCAR event

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shakes the hand of Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., professional stock car driver, prior to the Bluegreen Vacations 500 NASCAR race Nov. 10, 2019, at the ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Wallace, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, is a professional stock car driver and competes full-time in the Monster Energy
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