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  • Silver Eagles train for the fight ahead

    For the Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, the mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots revolves around two aircraft; the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35 Lightning II. Geo-separated, the 550th Fighter Squadron based at Kingsley Field, Oregon, and assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing,

  • Luke AFB showcases aircraft at Mesa Aviation Day

    Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, showcased an F-35A Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon at the Mesa Gateway Aviation Day, Jan. 24, 2023, in Mesa, Arizona.

  • Girl Scouts experience the War Dawgs

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tyler Smith, 62nd Fighter Squadron commander, fits an F-35A Lightning II helmet onto a Girl Scout Jan. 11, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. During the visit, the Girl Scouts received a guided tour of the 62nd FS and viewed many pieces of pilot equipment. (U.S. Air Force

  • Swift Strike controls the air

    Interoperability is a key component of the collective ability to address global security challenges. Exercise Swift Strike aims to strengthen interoperability for American and Canadian air controllers and air battle managers.

  • 56th Operations, Maintenance Groups Conduct Open House

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Micah Harwood, 607th Air Control Squadron radio frequency transmission systems technician, showcases the retired joint tactical information distribution system to members of the community at the 56th Operations and Maintenance Groups Open House, Dec. 2, 2022, at Luke

  • 56th MSG breaks ground on Splash Pad

    A groundbreaking ceremony for a new splash pad was held, Nov. 30, 2022, as Luke Air Force Base sets to create more recreational opportunities for Airmen and their families.

  • RCAF F-18's get exercise Swift Strike off the ground

    Royal Canadian Air Force airmen from the 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron prepare CF-18 Hornet aircraft as part of exercise Swift Strike Nov. 17, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 401 TFS participated in the exercise alongside the 42 Radar Squadron and the 607th Air Control Squadron,

  • B-2 bombers train with Luke AFB fighters

    A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, conducts off-station training Nov. 15, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. This was the first time that allied nation F-35 Lightning II aircraft integrated with U.S. Air Force B-2s in the United

  • Luke AFB Chapel Kitchen Reopens

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 56th Fighter Wing and community members participate in the chapel kitchen ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 8, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The ceremony celebrated the reopening of the Luke AFB chapel kitchen, which was remodeled to better serve Airmen and their

  • Military members participate Salute to Service game at State Farm Stadium

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, U.S. Army Soldiers from the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, U.S. Marines and the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders practice unfurling the U.S. flag for the Salute to Service event Nov. 6, 2022, at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona. F-16