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  • The 607th ACS hosts Exercise Desert Vulture

    Desert Vulture serves as a bilateral military exercise for the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Netherlands Air Force focused on improving operational readiness and defense capabilities. The RNAF controlled 15 sorties over six fighter squadrons, while effectively integrating with Luke AFB F-35 Lightning

  • From the classrooms to the skies: Detachment 9 innovates pilot training

    Detachment 9, Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron, has supported the 607th Air Control Squadron at Luke Air Force Base for over a decade. The mission of the 607th ACS is to conduct formal initial qualification training for ACS operation personnel in command and control (C2) tactics,

  • Luke RAPCON: Eyes of the Fighters

    From a dark windowless room beneath the air control tower, the 56th Operations Support Squadron radar approach control team vigilantly monitors Luke’s airspace.

  • 372nd TRS creates wellness, lactation room for Luke Airmen

    The smell of freshly brewed coffee paired with the playing of classical music makes this dimly lit room feel like a safe space anyone could benefit from after a long day. The numerous paintings, books and seating options throughout, adds to making the space feel serene, peaceful and calm.

  • F-35 maintainer is on his way to becoming an F-35 pilot

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin, a Reserve Citizen Airman crew chief assigned to the 944th Fighter Wing’s Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, knew at the age of 5 he wanted to be a pilot. After his 22-year dream, he will attend Officer Training School to become an F-35 pilot.

  • Emerald Knight’s Shine Restored

    After closing its doors more than three years ago, the 308th Fighter Squadron, also known as at the Emerald Knights, was reactivated at Luke Air Force Base in November 2018.

  • 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.

  • 310th FS Maximizes Ops to Combat Pilot Shortage

    The 310th FS flies 26 sorties a day, allowing them to train more fighter pilots more efficiently. The current pilot training rate is a part of the 56th Fighter Wing’s efforts to combat the Air Force’s shortage of fighter pilots.