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  • Luke Days 2024: Day 1

    Nathan Hammond, skywriter and pilot of the modified 1956 de Havilland Chipmunk aircraft known as Ghostwriter, demonstrates aerial acrobatics at the Luke Days 2024 airshow, March 23, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The GhostWriter starts shows with their 350hp, 200mph, screaming, smoking

  • Luke Fighters Soar Over Gila Bend

    An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, performs an aerial maneuver over Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona, Jan. 19, 2024. The Barry M. Goldwater range, south of Phoenix, Arizona, is host to a number of air-to-ground bombing ranges which are utilized for training. Luke AFB is the

  • Luke EOD trains at Camp Navajo: Furious Alpaca

    CAMP NAVAJO, Ariz. – Twenty-one members assigned to the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight participated in a three-day field training exercise, Furious Alpaca, April 10 - 13, 2023, at Camp Navajo, Arizona.

  • U.S. Senator Kelly visits Luke AFB

    U.S. Senator Mark Kelly speaks to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason M. Rueschhoff, 56th Fighter Wing commander, March 10, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Kelly visited Luke AFB to speak with wing leadership about various topics, including future development, safety, and funding of numerous

  • U.S. Navy arrives at Luke

    U.S. Navy Lt. Lenue Gilchrist (left), EA-18G Growler aircrew electronic warfare officer, and Lt. Slawomir Glownia (right), EA-18G Growler VAQ 129 pilot, disembark an EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, Oak Harbor, Washington, at Luke Air Force Base,

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Luke AFB Supporter Appreciation Day brings community closer to the mission

    Airmen from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit show Luke Air Force Base Supporter Appreciation event attendees how to operate a Man Transportable Robot System Increment II, May 13, 2022, at Luke AFB, Arizona. The display was a part of Luke AFB’s Supporter Appreciation

  • Lockheed Martin and Luke AFB expand innovation

    The 56th Component Maintenance Squadron’s Egress Systems Flight partnered with Lockheed Martin to work on two innovative technologies that aim to enhance F-35A Lightning II egress maintenance training.

  • Arizona Governor declares State of Emergency, institutes curfew

    The Governor of Arizona has issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including a curfew, which will begin at 8:00 p.m., May 31, 2020. The curfew is in effect from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. nightly and will expire on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. unless further extended.