• Airmen and bot refill meds for TriCare beneficiaries

    The Arizona Refilling Center is a little known unit located behind the Block House and Medical Group."At the ARC we handle all beneficiaries' prescriptions that come to Luke," said Staff Sgt. Aaron Munoz-Case, 56th Medical Support Squadron ARC acting NCO in charge. "With the changes in Tri Care, our

  • Mending Bones

    In the course of the military lifestyle, through rigorous physical training, heavy stress on bones and muscles, and fast-paced movements with the force of strength to back them, injuries occur. Bones break and ligaments tear, and for some Airmen at Luke, this is a reality that occurs despite the

  • Luke issues first Generation lll helmet

    The world's most advanced aircraft is getting a new helmet to match.Luke Air Force Base issued its first Generation III F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System to Norwegian Air Force Maj. Morten Hanche, 62nd Fighter Squadron training pilot Oct. 16, 2015.The new system, built and issued by Rockwell

  • Luke conducts first F-35 load training

    Airmen from the 56th Maintenance Group performed simulated weapons loading procedures on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for the first time Aug. 28 at Luke Air Force Base.The F-35 weapons load training is designed to teach and enhance knowledge of preparation, operation, and safety to

  • Byers: from pharmacist to Airman

    Some of the reasons people join the Air Force are education benefits and job security. Many Airmen had jobs prior to joining."Prior to joining, I was a pharmacy technician back when it didn't require formal education," said Staff Sgt. Ashley Byers, 56th Force Support Squadron commander's support

  • EOD sharpens skills

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base and other Air Force units around the region participated in the third annual EOD combat predeployment training exercise dubbed "Operation Enduring Training" from Sept. 3 through 7 at the Barry M.

  • Luke begins training for first class of Norwegian, Italian F-35 pilots

    The first class of future F-35 piloting instructors from Norway and Italy began their training Sept. 21 here at Luke.The pilots, from countries partnered with the United States in the procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, will learn how to operate the advanced aircraft under the instruction

  • Marines, Air Force on exchange program

    Since 1941, Luke has graduated more than 61,000 pilots and continues to graduate fighter pilots. From flying missions to deployments, military branches work as a team to keep the world safe. The U.S. Marines and the Air Force are participating together in the Joint Service Pilot Exchange Program

  • Flu season in full swing - get vaccinated

    Cooler weather and browning leaves harken the onset of autumn, but so too does a runny nose and sore throat.Influenza is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, typically between the months of October and May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and

  • AAFES defeats CMS

    The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron team and the Army and Air Force Exchange Services team stepped on the field Oct. 8 for an intramural football match at Luke Air Force Base. AAFES defeated the 56th CMS 40-34.CMS came in the game undefeated and was on a mission to keep the streak alive. The