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  • Luke AFB continues Air Guard F-35 training

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Peace, 187th Operations Support Squadron commander, prepares for takeoff in an F-35 Lightning II jet, July 10, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 56th Fighter Wing welcomed Air National Guard F-35 student pilots from the 187th Fighter Wing to train alongside

  • Luke 4th of July flyover

    A poster outlining the times and locations to best see the Luke Air Force Base 4th of July Fly Over.

  • Aiming High: the legacy of Skip Hopler

    Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Edwin “Skip” Hopler’s funeral and internment were held at the National Memorial Cemetery June 6, 2023, in Phoenix, 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

  • Luke trains world’s greatest F-35 pilots

    An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing takes off over Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, Mar. 3, 2023. Luke is the largest fighter pilot training base in the U.S. Air Force and is dedicated to training the world’s greatest fighter pilots for the U.S. and their allied partners.(U.S. Air

  • 63rd FS and AMU conduct Operations Check Flight

    Routine operations check flights are conducted to ensure peak safety and performance operations of the aircraft before, during, and after flight. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeremy Hedges, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 Lightning II instructor pilot, prepares for takeoff Mar. 3, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base,

  • Polish AF officers gain insight of Luke F-35 maintenance ops

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Buben, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 Lightning II crew chief (right), briefs Polish Air Force Lt. Col. Pawal Muzyczuk, logistics officer (center), and PAF Lt. Col. Rafal Zawadka, specialist officer (left), on F-35 maintenance operations Dec. 9, 2022, at Luke

  • 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