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  • Armament shop maintains F-35 weapons system equipment

    Airmen from the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron F-35A Lightning II armament shop are building a capability the Air Force may benchmark to store and maintain alternate mission equipment for the F-35’s weapons system.
  • F-35s demonstrate airpower during sortie training

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron takes flight during an evening mission, Nov. 2, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Unlike any other legacy aircraft, the F-35 cockpit has advanced controls that allow the pilot to change the size, location and content of data on each window of the display screen. Since 1941, Luke has
  • Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35 mission at Luke AFB

    A Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 308th Fighter Squadron prepares for takeoff Sept. 15, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The RNLAF arrived at Luke AFB in February 2019 and shares Luke’s mission of training the world’s greatest fighter pilots. Luke currently trains with six foreign nations and has graduated more
  • Aircraft soaring over Luke AFB

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron takes off July 27, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 is the Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter and produces 43,000 pounds of thrust. Luke AFB is home to F-35s and F-16 Fighting Falcons that are used to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen.
  • Sunset flights over Luke

    An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 63rd Fighter Squadron takes flight on an evening mission July 13, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35 produces 43,000 pounds of thrust and is designed to provide the pilot with enhanced situational awareness, positive target identification and precision strike in all-weather conditions. Luke AFB is
  • Luke, Arizona ANG salute Phoenix

    Luke Air Force Base and the Arizona’s Air National Guard honored Arizona front line responders with a 15-aircraft flyover today, May 1, 2020.
  • Luke AFB continues training mission

    Tech. Sgt. James Hayes, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit instructor, marshals an F-35A Lightning II April 8, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Maintainers at Luke AFB enable the mission by launching and recovering aircraft, inspecting components and ensuring aircraft are serviceable to fly. Luke AFB is home to 77 F-16s and 98 F-35s enabling
  • F-35A Lightning IIs display air superiority

    F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron prepare for takeoff April 2, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. There are 98 F-35s assigned to Luke, and they are used to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. Since implementing preventative health measures for Coronavirus Disease 2019, the base has reduced
  • F-35 Demo Team pilot practices new maneuvers

    Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot has spent the last three months, designing, developing, and practicing the maneuvers of the all new demo profile.
  • 41 years of DOD service, comes to an end for this aviation enthusiast

    With a black camping chair, a sack of cold sandwiches, and a very large camera, Harvey Brugger, 56th Operation Support Squadron air traffic controller, sits between runways, doing what he loves: aviation photography.
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