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  • Luke hosts Gila Bend honorary commander overnight

    U.S. Air Force military and honorary commanders from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, observe a bombing demonstration from an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, during a tour Oct. 21, 2021, at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Arizona. Luke AFB

  • 62nd FS pilots, maintainers prepare for Red Flag

    U.S. and international student pilots enrolled in the F-35A Lightning II B-course are preparing for Red Flag Exercise 21-2, one of the largest aerial combat simulations the U.S. Air Force has to offer.

  • Egress specialists maintain escape systems

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – As a last-resort to escape a catastrophic emergency, pilots trust an aircraft’s ejection system to carry them safely from danger. While the equipment does the physical work, pilots’ lives are in the hands of maintenance Airmen.

  • Maintainers ensure F-35’s mission capability

    Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, and Airman 1st Class Christian Cervantes, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, evaluate an F-35A Lightning II to ensure it is mission capable, March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke is home to 93 F-35s

  • Air superiority in action

    An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, performs a pass Oct. 1, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. F-35s are capable of reaching speeds of 1,200 mph or Mach 1.6, almost twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

  • RAAF prepares F-35s for historic arrival

    The Royal Australian Air Force is preparing to send two F-35A Lightning II’s for their multi-day journey home to RAAF base Williamtown, New South Wales Australia.

  • Exercise JERSEY WRATH 19-1

    The mobility-centric training exercise highlighted integration between mobility and combat assets in a realistic training scenario.