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  • Two Luke K-9s retire after honorable service

    Airmen from the 56th Fighter Wing participate in a military working dog retirement ceremony March 19, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Boss and Rango, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dogs, retired after seven and eight years of service, respectively. As the Air Force prepares to

  • Women of Weapons Exhibition Load highlights female maintainers

    Airmen from multiple 56th Fighter Wing and 944th FW aircraft maintenance units participate in the Women of Weapons Exhibition Load March 25, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The exhibition load involved three teams made up of women from different backgrounds, units and ranks loading weapons on

  • Active Shooter Exercise Prepares Luke First Responders

    Luke Airmen participate in an active shooter exercise Feb. 26, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The exercise took place at the Bryant Fitness Center, and evaluated the training, readiness and capability of Luke Airmen to respond to an active shooter threat. Exercises ensure Airmen meet

  • Security Incident on Luke Air Force Base

    On Friday, February 26, 2021, Luke Air Force Base was conducting a routine active-shooter exercise when 56th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) received real-world reports of someone claiming to have a gun at the 56th Medical Group facility. Following an initial investigation, it was determined that an

  • Luke fighter pilot tops 1,000 F-35 flying hours

    Maj. Nicholas “JAKAL” Rallo, an instructor pilot with the 944th Fighter Wing, became the first Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II pilot to attain 1,000 F-35 flying hours here, February 22, 2021.

  • 62nd FS pilots, maintainers prepare for Red Flag

    U.S. and international student pilots enrolled in the F-35A Lightning II B-course are preparing for Red Flag Exercise 21-2, one of the largest aerial combat simulations the U.S. Air Force has to offer.

  • Thunderbolt Spark Cell ignites Airmen innovation

    In August 2020, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., released his strategic approach entitled “Accelerate Change or Lose,” and followed this statement up in December 2020 with action orders that represent his call to Airmen to move forward aggressively in the push toward change

  • AETC Airmen named Finalists in 2021 Spark Tank Challenge

    Three Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona will represent Air Education and Training Command during the Spark Tank Challenge at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in this February. Spark Tank is an annual event where Airmen pitch innovative ideas to top Air Force leadership and a