• LUKE DAYS 2024: Community Partners

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Luke Days 2024 is complete! Hundreds of thousands of people visited Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, for airshow weekend March 23-24, 2024. Attendees took in the sights of the many static displays, air performers and the installation itself, experiencing the U.S. Air Force

  • Controlling the chaos

    From humble beginnings in Montgomery, Alabama, to becoming the only black female Chief Master Sgt. within the U.S. Air Force’s ATC career field, Spann has always displayed an unwavering determination to her work.

  • Flying for the Air Force is a family affair

    Joining the U.S. Air Force involves a sacrifice of leaving home, parents and siblings without knowing when leave will allow for a reconnection. Add in multiple family members serving and the chance of hugging those loved ones can be extremely limited. For one family, a routine mission brought two

  • Gossner brothers take flight over Luke AFB

    Many years ago, in Peachtree City, Georgia, two brothers dreamed about following in their family’s footsteps - to soar through the skies, faster than falcons and to serve their country, as their father had done in the U.S. Air Force.Today, that dream is a reality for both U.S. Air Force Capt. Sean

  • Accomplishing Your Goals: An Airman’s Journey to Becoming an Ironman

    On Nov. 21, 2021, U.S. Air Force Col. Luke Casper, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, along with his friend, U.S. Air Force Maj. Miguel Fernandez, Air Force Academy admission liaison officer, put their training to the test and completed Ironman Arizona in the college town of Tempe, just outside of

  • Luke Airman awarded Bronze Star Medal

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. –The Bronze Star, also known as the Bronze Star Medal or “Ground Medal,” is awarded to any member of the U.S. military for heroic service, meritorious achievement or meritorious service in a combat zone. It can also be awarded to members of foreign militaries and

  • ‘Safety Dude’ retires after 50 years of service

    “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get,” said Bernard Bruce, retired 56th Fighter Wing Occupational Safety and Health manager. While quoting the famous Forrest Gump line, Bruce reflected on his more than 50 years of service to the Air Force and laughed at his

  • Honoring those who served

    Five verses, three days, and one goal – an acrostic that spells out HONOR. The Honor Guard Charge is a sacred creed memorized by every ceremonial guardsman since the 1980s. Upon arrival to the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard building, trainees are immediately tasked with their first assignment: to