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  • Airman Leadership School innovates to continue training NCOs

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – As a new way to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 while continuing the mission, the John. J. Rhodes Airman Leadership School initiated a solely online course beginning with the class 20-5 on May 20.
  • Egress specialists maintain escape systems

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – As a last-resort to escape a catastrophic emergency, pilots trust an aircraft’s ejection system to carry them safely from danger. While the equipment does the physical work, pilots’ lives are in the hands of maintenance Airmen.
  • Brig. Gen. Kreuder tours Luke AFB

    Maj. Kimberly Guest (center), 56th Security Forces Squadron commander, explains the capabilities and training opportunities of the 360-degree virtual reality simulation to Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder (left), 56th Fighter Wing commander, June 4, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Krueder, who took command of the 56th FW on May 27, 2020, toured the
  • F-16 Fighting Falcons at dusk

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 425th Fighter Squadron, prepares to land May 19, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-16 can withstand up to nine G’s, nine times the force of gravity, with a full load of internal fuel. Luke AFB currently trains alongside six foreign nations and has graduated more than 61,000 fighter pilots since 1941.
  • AMMO assembles inert munition

    Airman 1st Class Tyler Drummond, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, tightens a bolt on a GBU-10 inert bomb May 19, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. GBU-10s are laser-guided munition capable of delivering precision strikes at more than six miles from the drop point. Airmen from the 56th EMS provide safe and
  • Arizona Governor declares State of Emergency, institutes curfew

    The Governor of Arizona has issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including a curfew, which will begin at 8:00 p.m., May 31, 2020. The curfew is in effect from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. nightly and will expire on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended.
  • 56th SFS conducts presence patrol

    Nicholas Corral, 56th Security Forces Squadron Defense Air Force Police chief, patrols during an anti-theft operation May 21, 2020, at the Luke Air Force Base auxiliary range in Ariz. Luke defenders conducted a presence patrol to ensure the security and safety of Luke assets and property. The 56th SFS consists of over 200 personnel who ensure the
  • Luke welcomes new commander

    Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed their new wing commander May 27, 2020 as Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Todd D. Canterbury.
  • 56th FW Commander takes final flight before retirement

    Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, taxis through water streams after his final flight May 21, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Canterbury is a command pilot with 4,200 hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35A Lightning II, T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon and MC-12W Liberty aircraft. As an Air Force tradition,
  • AGE is “lifeline to the flightline”

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Aerospace ground equipment personnel perform a variety of tasks to help keep the world’s greatest Air Force jets in flight. LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Aerospace ground equipment personnel perform a variety of tasks to help keep the world’s greatest Air Force jets in flight.
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