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  • Luke Fighters Soar Over Gila Bend

    An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, performs an aerial maneuver over Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona, Jan. 19, 2024. The Barry M. Goldwater range, south of Phoenix, Arizona, is host to a number of air-to-ground bombing ranges which are utilized for training. Luke AFB is the

  • In the Wild Blue Yonder: Luke AFB jets in flight

    U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II’s assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron and an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation, Jan. 19, 2024, over Luke AFB, Arizona. The F-35A is an agile, versatile, high-performance, 9 G-force capable multirole fighter that

  • Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder Fini Flight

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Gregory Kreuder, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to fly the F-35A Lightning II aircraft for his “fini” flight July 25, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

  • Honoring the life of Capt. Stephen “Trip” Grace

    The life of Capt. Stephen “Trip” Grace was honored during a memorial service Dec. 7, 2018, on the 61st Fighter Squadron ramp at Luke Air Force Base where friends and family members poured in from around the world to show their love and support.

  • 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

  • F-35 Lightning II refuels

    A Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II accepts fuel from a KC -135 Stratotanker May 5, 2016, at 21 thousand feet above Arizona.