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Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

U.S. Air Force military and honorary commanders from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, observe a bombing demonstration from an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, during a tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB hosted an overnight event for 55 honorary commanders where they received a first-hand look at the mission of Gila Bend and the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

Two F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, soar over the Barry M. Goldwater Range during an honorary commander tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB hosted an overnight event for 55 honorary commanders where they observed strafing and bombing demonstrations from F-35s, F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

Two F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, soar during an honorary commander tour Oct. 21, 2021, over Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB hosted an overnight event for 55 honorary commanders where they observed strafing and bombing demonstrations from F-35s, F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

Two F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, soar Oct. 21, 2021, over Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB hosted an overnight event at Gila Bend for 55 honorary commanders where they observed strafing and bombing demonstrations of F-35s, F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

U.S. Air Force military and honorary commanders from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, observe a bombing and strafing demonstration from an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB hosted an overnight event for 55 honorary commanders where they received a first-hand look at the mission of Gila Bend and the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, soars over the Barry M. Goldwater Range during an honorary commander tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB hosted an overnight event for 55 honorary commanders where they observed strafing and bombing demonstrations from F-35s, F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, performs a strafing demonstration for Airmen and honorary commanders from Luke AFB, Arizona, during a tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. During their visit, 55 honorary commanders gained insight into the operations of Gila Bend and the Barry M. Goldwater Range and its importance in the training of multiple military installations in the surrounding area. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder, 56th Fighter Wing commander (right), military leaders, and honorary commanders from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, observe an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, during a tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB hosted an overnight event for 55 honorary commanders where they observed strafing and bombing demonstrations from A-10s, F-35 Lightning IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, performs a strafing demonstration for Airmen and honorary commanders from Luke AFB, Arizona, during a tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. During their visit, 55 honorary commanders gained insight into the operations of Gila Bend and the Barry M. Goldwater Range and its importance in the training of multiple military installations in the surrounding area. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight
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Adrianne Rankin, 56th Range Management Office archaeologist, briefs military and honorary commanders from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, on Native American petroglyphs during a tour Oct. 21, 2021, at the Chris Glyph’s Archeological Site, Arizona. Rankin educated the visitors on Native American history of the Barry M. Goldwater Range, including facts about Native American petroglyphs, legends and culture dating back thousands of years. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- U.S. Air Force military and honorary commanders from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, observe a bombing demonstration from an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, during a tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB hosted an overnight event for 55 honorary commanders where they received a first-hand look at the mission of Gila Bend and the Barry M. Goldwater Range. Luke AFB’s Honorary Commander program provides an opportunity for local, regional and national community leaders to learn more about the wing’s mission and priorities as well as become empowered unofficial spokespersons for the Department of the Air Force, Airmen and Space professionals and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dominic Tyler)