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  • CSAF visits Luke to meet with Airmen, discuss F-35 future

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, accompanied by his wife Dawn, visited Luke Air Force Base, Nov. 8, 2019, to engage with key leaders and address 56th Fighter Wing Airmen about the current state and future of the Air Force.
  • A Reunion of a Lifetime

    For most residents of Accra, Ghana, life seemed like any other day on Nov. 11, 2011 … the people, accustomed to the hot and humid fall weather, buzzed around the sprawling city. Although, for Akwasi Ageyman-Prempeh, it was anything but normal – it was filled with excitement and hope.
  • Luke Airmen conduct a Fuel Spill Exercise

    Senior Airman Joseph Bahr (left), 56th Aeromedicine Squadron bioenvironmental technician, and Staff Sgt. Eric Roberts, 56th Aeromedicine Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of Radiation and Safety Operations Element, monitor volatile organic compounds in the air during a fuel spill exercise Oct. 4, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The
  • Pilot’s quick thinking resolves in-flight emergency

    From initial pilot training to mission qualification training, U.S. Air Force pilots complete intensive training and preparation to learn critical skills to fly, fight and win, as well as prevent mishaps. However, F-35 and F-16 trainees in the 56th Fighter Wing also receive cutting edge human performance optimization training across physical, mental, and emotional domains. In May 2019, Capt. Robert, a 61st Fighter Squadron student pilot, was on a training mission when he found himself faced with an in-flight emergency.
  • 56 LRS receives supplies, strengthens partnership with RAAF Airmen

    The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron supported the Royal Australian Air Force by offloading supplies from an Australian C-17 Globemaster III May 23.
  • Encountering crossroads, making choices

    An upbringing of physical and emotional abuse, drug filled streets and foster care are what one Luke Thunderbolt encountered that lead to a decision to change his life for the better.
  • Airmen get unique opportunity at PIR

    Luke Airmen met drivers and crewmembers during the NASCAR Troops to the Track tour Sunday before the Camping World 500 race at the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.
  • AF NCO dedicates four more years of service to nation, re-enlists in deployed fashion

    Her Air Force calling started like many others who came before – speaking with a recruiter near her hometown in Washington. It was 2009 and she was with her mother who had pulled her out of school under the disguise of having a day to spend time together; their first stop was the AF recruiter’s office.
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month

    The 56th Dental Squadron is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year’s emphasis is to educate parents on how to care for children’s teeth.
  • F-35: Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course 2017

    The heritage flight program has flown aircraft during open houses and airshows across the country. This year is the second in which the F-35 Lightning II has participated in the heritage program. From Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 the F-35 flew in formations with several aircraft including the F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt, F-16 Fighting Falcon, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustangs during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The purpose of this course was to prepare aircraft teams for airshows they are scheduled to travel to throughout 2017.
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