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  • 56th FW CC speaks at Patriot All-America

    Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, provides remarks during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Patriot All-America Invitational, Dec. 28, 2019, in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Canterbury spoke about the mission of the 56th FW and how it relates to the importance of the golf tournament. Started in 2011, participants of the annual
  • HAZMAT conquers the hidden danger

    Carl Moser, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental program manager (right), prepares used alkaline batteries for shipment Dec. 16, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Moser ensures batteries are stored properly and ready for shipping, including verifying the battery terminals are taped to prevent fires during transport. Environmental program
  • Luke Thunderbolts Hockey wins big in Vegas

    Luke Thunderbolts Hockey team won championship titles in two divisions at the Armed Services Hockey Championships, Las Vegas, Nov. 10, 2019.
  • Honorary commanders learn about Luke mission

    Adrianne Rankin (second from right), 56th Range Management Office archaeologist, briefs Luke Air Force Base commanders and honorary commanders on Native American petroglyphs Nov. 14, 2019, at the Chris Glyphs Archeological Site, Ariz. During the tour, Rankin educated the visitors on Native American history on the Barry M. Goldwater Range, including
  • CSAF visits Luke to meet with Airmen, discuss F-35 future

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, accompanied by his wife Dawn, visited Luke Air Force Base, Nov. 8, 2019, to engage with key leaders and address 56th Fighter Wing Airmen about the current state and future of the Air Force.
  • Aspiring Air Force pilots: Don’t let height standards get in the way

    Those who aspire to one day become a U.S. Air Force aviator must first meet several requirements, including height, before they are considered for pilot training. For those who fall outside of the Air Force’s height requirements, height waivers are available.
  • A Reunion of a Lifetime

    For most residents of Accra, Ghana, life seemed like any other day on Nov. 11, 2011 … the people, accustomed to the hot and humid fall weather, buzzed around the sprawling city. Although, for Akwasi Ageyman-Prempeh, it was anything but normal – it was filled with excitement and hope.
  • Luke hosts military retirees for day-long appreciation event

    Two military retirees admire an F-16C Fighting Falcon during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 26, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The event consisted of a static display of an F-16C and an F-35A Lightning II and units across the base offered interactive demonstrations and exhibits. Airmen at Luke host RAD annually to show their
  • German air force pilots visit Luke

    Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, shows his display tail flashes to retired German air force pilots who were part of the Cactus Starfighter Squadron based at Luke from 1958 to 1983. While visiting Luke Air Force Base, Ariz, Oct. 18, 2019, members of the GAF met with Canterbury, toured the base, met with members of the 310th
  • Luke squadrons compete at 3rd Quarter Load Crew Competition

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Perry, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team chief, attaches an inert bomb on to an F-16C Fighting Falcon during the 3rd Quarter Load Crew Competition Oct. 17, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Eight AMUs competed for the fastest time in loading munitions on the F-16 or the F-35A Lightning II. The AMUs train
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