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  • 62nd FS pilots, maintainers prepare for Red Flag

    U.S. and international student pilots enrolled in the F-35A Lightning II B-course are preparing for Red Flag Exercise 21-2, one of the largest aerial combat simulations the U.S. Air Force has to offer.

  • Luke pilots and Air National Guard complete refueling mission

    Republic of Korea Air Force, F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation during a refueling mission March 15, 2019, in Ariz. The F-35’s sensor package is designed to collect, fuse and distribute more information than any fighter jet in history, giving pilots an advantage over all adversaries. (U.S. Air

  • US, Aussie partnership thriving at Luke

    Since the arrival of Australia’s first F-35A at Luke Air Force Base in December 2014, Australian pilots and maintainers have trained side by side with members from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin in preparation for the day when Australian F-35s would travel home to Australia.

  • Luke begins F-35 MRA course

    Five Airmen are a little closer to becoming F-35A Lightning II crew chiefs as Luke began its first F-35 Lightning II Mission-Ready Airmen training class June 30.“It’s exciting to be the first F-35 MRA class at Luke,” said Airman Kyle George, Detachment 12 F-35 MRA student. “It’s a unique experience

  • 61st Fighter Squadron deploys GBU-12

    An F-35 Lightning II from the 61st Fighter Squadron deploys a GBU-12 500-pound laser- guided bomb for the first time in the squadron's history April 25, 2016, at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Gila Bend, Ariz. Three F-35s successfully delivered six inert GBU-12s during the practice sortie, making

  • Australian F-35 Lightning II lands at Luke Air Force Base

    An Australian F-35 Lightning II lands at Luke Air Force Base Feb. 2, 2016. Luke conducts a joint international F-35 training mission with partner nations Norway, Italy, and Australia. The F-35 is a fifth-generation all-weather multi-role strike fighter.

  • Norway’s first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force’s birthday

    Click here for the video storyThe F-35 program took its first step forward integrating partner nations with the arrival of the first Australian F-35 Dec. 18, 2014, at Luke. Almost a year later the next big international step for the program came when two Italian pilots completed their first flight