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  • AMMO assembles inert munition

    Airman 1st Class Tyler Drummond, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, tightens a bolt on a GBU-10 inert bomb May 19, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. GBU-10s are laser-guided munition capable of delivering precision strikes at more than six miles from the drop point. Airmen from the 56th EMS provide safe and
  • Arizona Governor declares State of Emergency, institutes curfew

    The Governor of Arizona has issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including a curfew, which will begin at 8:00 p.m., May 31, 2020. The curfew is in effect from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. nightly and will expire on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended.
  • 56th SFS conducts presence patrol

    Nicholas Corral, 56th Security Forces Squadron Defense Air Force Police chief, patrols during an anti-theft operation May 21, 2020, at the Luke Air Force Base auxiliary range in Ariz. Luke defenders conducted a presence patrol to ensure the security and safety of Luke assets and property. The 56th SFS consists of over 200 personnel who ensure the
  • Luke welcomes new commander

    Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed their new wing commander May 27, 2020 as Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Todd D. Canterbury.
  • 56th FW Commander takes final flight before retirement

    Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, taxis through water streams after his final flight May 21, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Canterbury is a command pilot with 4,200 hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35A Lightning II, T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon and MC-12W Liberty aircraft. As an Air Force tradition,
  • AGE is “lifeline to the flightline”

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Aerospace ground equipment personnel perform a variety of tasks to help keep the world’s greatest Air Force jets in flight. LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Aerospace ground equipment personnel perform a variety of tasks to help keep the world’s greatest Air Force jets in flight.
  • 56th CES maintain arresting system, ensure safety

    An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron accelerates towards emergency cables during an annual drill to recertify the BAK-12 arresting system May 8, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The BAK-12, which is maintained by the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, uses modified brake systems connected by a cable across the runway
  • Luke, Arizona ANG Salute Phoenix

    F-35 Lightning II’s and F-16’s fly in formation May 1 during a national COVID-19 Total Force flyover at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The flyover included an aerial review over Luke Air Force Base followed by a morale flyover over Phoenix-Metro to demonstrate local military continued readiness during the national COVID-19 response, while saluting the
  • Innovation leads 56th SFS to Air Force-level award

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- The 56th Security Forces Squadron earned the Headquarters Air Force 2019 Best Medium Security Forces Unit Award for their groundbreaking and innovative ideas. Throughout the past year the 56th SFS implemented Air Force and Major Command firsts, setting them apart from all other units Air Force wide.
  • Chapel host drive-thru Flightline Feast

    Sandy Harris, chapel volunteer, sets out food orders during the Flightline Feast May 7, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The chapel hosts monthly Flightline Feasts to boost morale and give Airmen a home cooked meal. Luke is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo
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