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  • Luke AFB showcases aircraft at Mesa Aviation Day

    Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, showcased an F-35A Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Mesa Gateway Aviation Day, Jan. 24, 2023, in Mesa, Arizona.

  • Girl Scouts experience the War Dawgs

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tyler Smith, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, fits an F-35A Lightning II helmet onto a Girl Scout Jan. 11, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. During the visit, the Girl Scouts received a guided tour of the 62nd FS and viewed many pieces of pilot equipment. (U.S. Air Force

  • Luke AFB hosts first official F-35 PIFTU course

    Five allied nation military personnel successfully graduated from the first official F-35 Partner Intelligence Formal Training Unit class, Nov. 10, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

  • B-2 bombers train with Luke AFB fighters

    A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducts off-station training Nov. 15, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. This was the first time that allied nation F-35 Lightning II aircraft integrated with U.S. Air Force B-2s in the United

  • 56th MXG 2nd Quarter Weapons Load Competition

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rhio Rendon-Rivera, Senior Airman Rodrigo Jimenez, and Airman 1st Class Logan Ward, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainers, load an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile as part of the 56th Maintenance Group’s Weapons Load Crew competition at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, July 22,

  • Luke Airmen enhance F-35 communication

    The 56th Maintenance Group Continuous Improvement and Innovation office developed the F-35A Lightning II communication cable rebuild and class tester box, allowing Airmen to rebuild F-35 communication cables at the unit level.

  • First Danish F-35s land at Luke AFB

    Royal Danish Air Force pilots delivered the first two RDAF F-35A Lightning II fighter jets to Luke Air Force Base, April 13, 2021, in preparation of pilot training. The aircrafts, assigned to the 308th Fighter Squadron will eventually be joined by five other Danish F-35s for use in the F-35 training

  • Luke fighter pilot tops 1,000 F-35 flying hours

    Maj. Nicholas “JAKAL” Rallo, an instructor pilot with the 944th Fighter Wing, became the first Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II pilot to attain 1,000 F-35 flying hours here, February 22, 2021.

  • Luke F-35s, F-16s train daily

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron prepares to takeoff, Dec. 15, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 62nd FS transitioned from flying F-16 Fighting Falcons to flying F-35 aircraft in 2015. There are four F-35 fighter squadrons and four F-16 fighter squadrons that