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  • 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.
  • Spikes lead the way for international training

    Spikes lead the way for international training
  • 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.
  • CATM instructors ensure Luke Airmen’s combat readiness

    Empty brass casings ejected from an M4 Carbine cover the firing range floor as Thunderbolts send round after round into cardboard silhouettes.
  • MXG streamlines initial weapons load process

    Members from the 56th Maintenance Group recently implemented changes to speed up initial weapons load training on aircraft.
  • EOD Airmen provide combat support anytime, anywhere

    Disarming and disposing of explosives is a dangerous task requiring a skilled technician. Here at Luke, the 56th Civil Engineering Squadron explosive ordinance disposal flight is always prepared to support the mission by providing expert combat support anytime, anywhere.“Our primary mission at Luke is to support the pilot training mission,” said
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