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  • POTUS lands at Luke AFB

    U.S. President Joseph R. Biden disembarks Air Force One at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, Dec. 6, 2022. Members of the 56th Fighter Wing supported President Biden’s visit to Arizona, where he toured a newly constructed semiconductor manufacturing facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Noah D.

  • Luke AFB conducts senior enlisted leaders course

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason Shaffer, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, speaks to aspiring senior enlisted leaders during an SEL course Nov. 29, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The SEL course is designed to develop Airmen on being effective leaders, while fostering an environment for

  • AZ Cardinals visit Luke in salute to service

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Aaron Johnson, 69th Fighter Squadron F-16 instructor pilot, and Dennis Gardeck, Arizona Cardinals offensive linebacker, take off in the F-16D Fighting Falcon dubbed “Mig Killer”, Nov. 1, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Familiarization flights allow civilian and military

  • Operation Deep Freeze: Airmen in Antarctica

    In 1955, the United States began a series of continuous operations in support of the National Science Foundation mission in Antarctica. Operation Deep Freeze, an inter-continental mission located in one of the coldest and most austere environments on the Earth, has been in place since the 1950’s.

  • A family that signs-up together, serves together

    What were you doing when the world came to a screeching halt? Coronavirus Disease 2019 stunned the world, bringing unforeseen challenges that dramatically changed the way people went about their daily lives. However, for families like the Jimenezes, the pandemic was an opportunity to reflect and

  • Team Luke welcomes new commander

    Luke Air Force Base Airmen welcomed their new wing commander July 13, as Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard took command of the 56th Fighter Wing from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus.

  • 2016 Second Quarter Load Crew Comp takes place

    The annual Second Quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition took place on the flightline July 1, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base.Teams composed of Airmen from various Aircraft Maintenance Units of the 56th Maintenance Group competed to be the first to complete the loading of weapons onto an F-16 or an

  • 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

  • Luke AFB and local community join in P4 initiative

    Luke Air Force Base and West Valley Phoenix community leaders inked a memorandum of understanding identifying the structure of the Luke Community Partnership program during the Luke West Valley Council meeting June 16 at Luke AFB, Arizona.