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  • Luke Airmen participate in 9/11 Tower Challenge

    Over 1,500 participants attended the 9/11 Tower Challenge at Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona including civilians, active-duty and reserve military personnel, veterans, firefighters and first responders. Participants walked up and down stadium stairs representing the 110 flights of stairs climbed by New York City firefighters during the attacks on the World Trade Center and in honor of those who lost their lives.
  • Arizona Attorney General visits Luke

    Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General, receives a base tour Aug. 20, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Brnovich’s visit included a wing mission brief, an Academic Training Center tour and an F-35A Lightning II virtual demonstration conducted by pilots with the 62nd Fighter Squadron. Additionally, Brnovich met with wing leadership to observe Luke’s mission of training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat-ready Airmen.
  • Back-to-School Bash brings supplies to military families

    The Back-to-School Bash event, hosted by the 56th Fighter Wing Chapel, provides school supplies for military families July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
  • EFMP provides specialized services, family support, care

    A family unit can be a unique dynamic filled with members who are continuously developing, growing and coming into their own. While each member navigates their personal experience, additional services may be needed to ensure optimal support and care. A program in place equipped to assist with specialized needs and care is the Exceptional Family Member Program. Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, has two EFMP-Family Support coordinators who serve as a central focal point for all EFMP related information.
  • 944 FSS top MPF in AFRC

    Col. (Ret.) Jim Greenwald, former 944th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Catherine Buchanan, 944th FW command chief, presented the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command A1 Gerritt D. Foster, Jr. Award to the 944th Force Support Squadron during Greenwald’s final Commander’s Call May 2, 2021 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The Military Personnel Flight was recognized as the 2020 Outstanding MPF of the Year.
  • Active Shooter Exercise Prepares Luke First Responders

    Luke Airmen participate in an active shooter exercise Feb. 26, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The exercise took place at the Bryant Fitness Center, and evaluated the training, readiness and capability of Luke Airmen to respond to an active shooter threat. Exercises ensure Airmen meet warfighting needs with a continuous drive toward more effective and efficient training. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Amber Carter)
  • Luke reinforces TFI with DoD level maintenance award

    The 56th and 944th Fighter Wings’ maintenance groups, referred to as the 1K Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, will be recipients of the 2020 Secretary of Defense Field-level Maintenance Award in the large category. The information was officially confirmed in a Department of Defense news release posted on Nov. 19.
  • Werewolves at Luke get new commander

    Lt. Col. Paul “Ballz” Killeen relinquished command to Lt. Col. Bradley “Vapor” Sullivan, the new 69 FS commander. The ceremony was presided over by Col. Trena Savageau, 944th Operations Group commander.
  • 56th CES works ahead of schedule, garners $1.4 miliion in funding toward Luke's infrastructure

    The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, Operations Element garnered a $1.4 million bonus toward Luke AFB infrastructure with 100 percent of Luke facilities and assets in inventory three months ahead of schedule.
  • 63rd FS implements Beast Mode configuration, creates training opportunity for student pilots and weapons Airmen

    When a combat mission demands it, stealth is sacrificed for a maximum weapons configuration. The 56th Fighter Wing is employing innovative practices to ensure its F-35A pilots are prepared for all combat operations.
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