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Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefs Eielson Air Force Base military and civic leaders about F-35A Lightning II training Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz.

Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefs Eielson Air Force Base military and civic leaders about F-35A Lightning II training Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz. While at Luke, members from Eielson visited the F-35 Academic Training Center, 62nd Fighter Squadron and Luke AFB fire station. Luke is home to more than 171 fighter aircraft, including 94 F-35 fifth generation fighters; and, with a mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots, Luke trains 75% of the world’s F-35 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Lt. Col. James Christensen (left), Eielson Air Force Base 356th Fighter Squadron commander, who flies at Luke AFB, fits his F-35A Lightning II helmet on Bobby Wilkin (right), Eielson AFB civic leader, Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz.

Lt. Col. James Christensen (left), Eielson Air Force Base 356th Fighter Squadron commander, who flies at Luke AFB, fits his F-35A Lightning II helmet on Bobby Wilkin (right), Eielson AFB civic leader, Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz. Eight honorary commanders and 17 civic leaders from Eielson AFB toured Luke AFB’s F-35 facilities in preparation for the arrival of their first F-35. Luke is home to more than 171 fighter aircraft, including 94 F-35 fifth generation fighters; and, with a mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots, Luke trains 75% of the world’s F-35 pilots (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Eielson Air Force Base military and civic leaders pose by an F-35A Lightning II, Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz.

Eielson Air Force Base military and civic leaders pose by an F-35A Lightning II, Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz. Eielson AFB military and civic leaders visited Luke AFB to learn about the F-35 mission, capabilities and community impact in preparation for the arrival of their first F-35. Luke is home to more than 171 fighter aircraft, including 94 F-35 fifth generation fighters; and, with a mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots, Luke trains 75% of the world’s F-35 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

Maj. Grant Saum (right), Eielson Air Force Base 354th Fighter Wing program integration office facilitator, instructs Bobby Wilkin (left), Eielson AFB civic leader, on using an F-35A Lightning II simulator Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz.

Maj. Grant Saum (right), Eielson Air Force Base 354th Fighter Wing program integration office facilitator, instructs Bobby Wilkin (left), Eielson AFB civic leader, on using an F-35A Lightning II simulator Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz. Eight honorary commanders and 17 civic leaders from Eielson AFB visited Luke to learn about the F-35A Lightning II mission and tour F-35 facilities. Luke is home to more than 171 fighter aircraft, including 94 F-35 fifth generation fighters; and, with a mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots, Luke trains 75% of the world’s F-35 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefs Eielson Air Force Base military and civic leaders about F-35A Lightning II training Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz. While at Luke, members from Eielson visited the F-35 Academic Training Center, 62nd Fighter Squadron and Luke AFB fire station. Luke is home to more than 171 fighter aircraft, including 94 F-35 fifth generation fighters; and, with a mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots, Luke trains 75% of the world’s F-35 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)