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  • 56th FW hosts 19th AF Command Team

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rogers, 19th AF command chief, engaged with Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, June 28-29, 2021, to learn first-hand the day-to-day operations at the 56th Fighter Wing.

  • 944 FSS top MPF in AFRC

    Col. (Ret.) Jim Greenwald, former 944th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Catherine Buchanan, 944th FW command chief, presented the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command A1 Gerritt D. Foster, Jr. Award to the 944th Force Support Squadron during Greenwald’s final Commander’s Call May 2,

  • 56 CONS simulates austere environment to enhance readiness

    As the Air Force continues to build a lethal and ready force, the 56th Contracting Squadron tested their deployed capability by conducting a three-day exercise in a simulated austere environment, June 8-10, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.Staff Sgt. Terrel Cloud, 56th CONS contracting

  • Lightning Technician Program: Expediting the Fight

    The 56th Fighter Wing and 56th Maintenance Group are accelerating change through the Lightning Technician Program. The program’s goal is to reassign all maintenance tasks for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft to the Aircraft Maintenance Units by creating two new consolidated career fields: air vehicle

  • Luke AFB hosts Desert Challenge

    The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center hosted the annual paralympic ‘Desert Challenge Track and Field Training Camp’ May 23, 2021.

  • 56th LRS increases productivity through Rapid Maintenance

    In an effort to help increase the efficiency of flightline maintenance operations, the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron opened a Rapid Maintenance Annex in April located near the flight line.With the addition of the annex, Airmen from the vehicle maintenance flight can expedite minor repairs or

  • Luke AFB observes National Police Week

    Airmen from Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard participate in the S.S. Mayaguez Memorial Retreat Ceremony, May 14, 2021, at Luke AFB, Arizona. Established by Congress in 1962, National Police Week honors law enforcement officers who have lost their life in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by

  • Luke AFB improves launch and recovery with new app

    The Air Force prioritizes searching for new ways to streamline processes, track progress and increase efficiency as a whole. Members of the 56th Fighter Wing introduced a new way of completing the mission through the Spark Cell Initiative,KILA.

  • First Danish F-35s land at Luke AFB

    Royal Danish Air Force pilots delivered the first two RDAF F-35A Lightning II fighter jets to Luke Air Force Base, April 13, 2021, in preparation of pilot training. The aircrafts, assigned to the 308th Fighter Squadron will eventually be joined by five other Danish F-35s for use in the F-35 training