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  • Just Breathe: stress management course

    Airmen from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit practice focused breathing techniques during a “Just Breathe” course Aug. 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Focused breathing is used during grounding exercises to help people focus on the present and organize their thoughts. Maintenance Airmen were taught how to apply this technique to manage
  • Military community launches second loaner library

    Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. – Luke Airmen have created a community-based resource to help educate children while bringing the community together.
  • 63rd FS implements Beast Mode configuration, creates training opportunity for student pilots and weapons Airmen

    When a combat mission demands it, stealth is sacrificed for a maximum weapons configuration. The 56th Fighter Wing is employing innovative practices to ensure its F-35A pilots are prepared for all combat operations.
  • Command Post: communication professionals

    Senior Airman Brooke Kehoe, 56th Fighter Wing Command Post senior emergency actions controller, reviews documents July 8, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Command Post specialists ensure operations and communications run efficiently and effectively, no matter the circumstance. Command Post Airmen are the central communication liaison between
  • Aircraft soaring over Luke AFB

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron takes off July 27, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is the Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter and produces 43,000 pounds of thrust. Luke AFB is home to F-35s and F-16 Fighting Falcons that are used to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen.
  • Lockheed Martin and Luke AFB expand innovation

    The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight partnered with Lockheed Martin to work on two innovative technologies that aim to enhance F-35A Lightning II egress maintenance training.
  • Back to School Bash drive-thru

    Bags are packed prior to the Back to School Bash drive-thru July 23, 2020, at the Gila Bend Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The 56th Chaplain Corps, Back to School Clothing drive and the Fighter Country Partnership organized the drive to distribute school supplies and toys to Luke families. Despite the Coronavirus Disease 2019, Luke Airmen continue to
  • Luke Airmen compete at 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition

    Senior Airman Javon Sweatts, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, attaches the umbilical connector of an inert AIM-9L/M during the 2nd Quarter Load Crew Competition, July 17, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Load crew competitions pairs teams of three against one another challenging them to load an aircraft with inert
  • Luke Airman becomes AF’s first physical therapist assistant to bypass tech school

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – An enlisted physical therapy assistant assigned to the 56th Medical Group became the first Airman to complete Basic Military Training and direct transfer to her first duty station, Luke Air Force Base, bypassing technical training.
  • Sunset flights over Luke

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 63rd Fighter Squadron takes flight on an evening mission July 13, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 produces 43,000 pounds of thrust and is designed to provide the pilot with enhanced situational awareness, positive target identification and precision strike in all-weather conditions. Luke AFB is
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