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  • Luke AFB hosts honorary commanders at Gila Bend overnight

    The 56th Fighter Wing hosted more than 50 honorary commanders for an immersive overnight experience, Oct. 26, 2023, at Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR), Arizona. The event served as an immersive experience for the 56th Fighter Wings honorary commanders, offering them a glimpse into the precision and

  • Becoming a Pilot for a Day

    The 56th Fighter Wing welcomed Isaac “Axe-Man” Salinas from Make-A-Wish Arizona to become a pilot for a day, Oct. 13, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The Pilot for a Day program aims to provide children from Make-A-Wish with an uplifting experience and a break from their daily challenges.

  • Lock 'n Load Weapons Comp

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Schweigart, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, helps prepare a AIM-9X bomb for a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II during the third quarterly weapons load competition, Oct. 6, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Load competitions serve as

  • Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Visits Luke

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. —Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong, visited the 425th Fighter Squadron Oct. 6, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

  • Defenders train with new rifle optic

    Defenders assigned to the 56th Security Forces Squadron conducted live-fire training with the new TANGO6T low power variable optic on M4 carbine rifles, Sept. 29, 2023, at the GPS Defense Sniper School in Peoria, Arizona.

  • OSI takes aim at laser pointers, aircraft safety

    As the Office of Special Investigations safeguards the Department of the Air Force, they are confronting a surge in incidents involving laser pointers, which pose significant threats to Air Force aircraft, especially at night.