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  • Luke F-35s, F-16s train daily

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron prepares to takeoff, Dec. 15, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 62nd FS transitioned from flying F-16 Fighting Falcons to flying F-35 aircraft in 2015. There are four F-35 fighter squadrons and four F-16 fighter squadrons that

  • Luke reinforces TFI with DoD level maintenance award

    The 56th and 944th Fighter Wings’ maintenance groups, referred to as the 1K Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, will be recipients of the 2020 Secretary of Defense Field-level Maintenance Award in the large category. The information was officially confirmed in a Department of Defense

  • F-35A Lightning IIs perform tactical maneuvers

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron performs tactical manuevers during a training mission, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter that features advanced stealth, sensor fusion and logistics support capabilities, which provide

  • EOD drops BDU-33s to showcase handling procedures

    Tech. Sgt. Michael Alger (right), 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader, provides an explosive safety briefing to Airmen prior to intentionally dropping a BDU-33 ordnance during a demonstration, Nov. 18, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. EOD Airmen offered three

  • Luke pilot reaches rare milestone, surpasses 3k flying hours in F-16

    As of Nov. 23, 2020, only 295 pilots worldwide could claim to have surpassed three thousand flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.  That number is now 296.Col. Sean “Double” Rassas, 944th Fighter Wing vice commander, soared past his three thousandth hour in the fighter aircraft, Nov. 24, at Luke

  • Luke AFB enters Spark Tank 2021 with ‘Next-Gen Debrief’

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. – Luke Airmen working with an Arizona State University student have developed a 3D augmented reality system that will revolutionize the way pilots conduct mission debriefs and will represent the Air Education and Training Command at Spark Tank 2021.

  • U.S. Ambassador tours Luke Air Force Base

    Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder, 56th Fighter Wing commander, greets Trevor Traina, United States Ambassador to Austria during a base tour Nov. 12, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Traina visited many agencies on base including the Titan Arena, Airman and Family Readiness Center, and 61st Fighter