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  • Luke soars during IP War Day

    The 56th Fighter Wing worked with Arizona Air National Guard and United States Marine Corps units to launch 52 aircraft during the latest Instructor Pilot War Day at the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona, June 23, 2023.The large-force exercise is a routine event where multiple military units

  • Luke Hosts Juneteenth Cookout

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daryan Hargrove (left), 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Senior Master Sgt. Lola Howard (right), 56th Force Support Squadron Airmen development advisor, are served food at a Juneteenth cookout June 16, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

  • Luke AFB hosts Pride sports tournament

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brittany Arnold (left), Tech. Sgt. Sean Masangcay (center) and Master Sgt. Hanson Lea (right), 56th Fighter Wing Airmen, pose for a photo, June 15, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The Luke Pride Committee hosted a Pride Month basketball and volleyball tournament in

  • Grandma in Kherson: Insights from an Airman’s Family in Ukraine

    “My grandma did not think this war was going to happen, and I believed her.” In 2006, Master Sgt. Maria Jarr, 607th Air Control Squadron flight chief, immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine with her mother and younger brother. Her mother wanted to give Maria and her brother the opportunity for a better

  • 56th MSG commander takes final flight

    U.S. Air Force Col. Anthony Mullinax, 56th Mission Support Group commander, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon before his final flight, June 13, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Fini-flights are conducted in recognition of an Airman’s accomplishments achieved during their time at a unit. (U.S.

  • Arizona State Senator Shamp visits Luke

    Arizona state Sen. Janae Shamp (left), Arizona district 29 senator, U.S. Air Force Capt. Zachariah Mertes (center), 63rd Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, and Mayor Jerry Weiers (right), City of Glendale mayor, pose in front of an F-35 Lightning II June 9, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

  • Luke AFB hosts Pride event

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Melissa Lord, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron fuels section chief, finishes first place after a cardboard boat race for a Pride Month event hosted by the Luke Pride Committee, June 9, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The month of June is designated to celebrate

  • Aiming High: the legacy of Skip Hopler

    Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Edwin “Skip” Hopler’s funeral and internment were held at the National Memorial Cemetery June 6, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • U.S. Representative Paul Gosar visits Luke AFB

    U.S. Representative Paul Gosar listens to a briefing from U.S. Air Force Col. Keagan McLeese, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander (left), June 2, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Gosar visited Luke discuss base infrastructure and the capabilities of Luke Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman