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  • EFMP provides specialized services, family support, care

    A family unit can be a unique dynamic filled with members who are continuously developing, growing and coming into their own. While each member navigates their personal experience, additional services may be needed to ensure optimal support and care. A program in place equipped to assist with specialized needs and care is the Exceptional Family Member Program. Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, has two EFMP-Family Support coordinators who serve as a central focal point for all EFMP related information.
  • Hidden talents; Luke Airmen build resilience through music

    Twenty-four U.S. Air Force active-duty members, Reserve Citizen Airmen, spouses and Department of Defense civilians have formed a musical group called the Fighter Country Talent Squad. It all began with Lt. Col. Roger Greenwood, 944th Operations Group Detachment 2 director of operations, and his 28-year long passion for playing the guitar.
  • Weather Flight - Watching the Skies

    Take a moment and paint a picture. You are a pilot for an F-35A Lightning II aircraft and are executing your pre-flight checklist at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. All lights are green, the aircraft is fueled, and the tower gives you the go-ahead. As you taxi to the end of the runway, you hear over the radio that the flight is cancelled due to weather.
  • 56 CONS simulates austere environment to enhance readiness

    As the Air Force continues to build a lethal and ready force, the 56th Contracting Squadron tested their deployed capability by conducting a three-day exercise in a simulated austere environment, June 8-10, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Staff Sgt. Terrel Cloud, 56th CONS contracting specialist, explained that in previous years the unit’s Contingency Contracting Officer exercise was “table top” training, where participants would talk through scenarios at their office.
  • AETC Airmen named Finalists in 2021 Spark Tank Challenge

    Three Airmen from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona will represent Air Education and Training Command during the Spark Tank Challenge at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in this February. Spark Tank is an annual event where Airmen pitch innovative ideas to top Air Force leadership and a panel of industry experts.
  • From virtual to reality: F-35A, B-2 conduct joint training mission

    Ten F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from the 63rd Fighter Squadron “Panthers” participated in a joint capstone training mission with two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Nov. 18, 2020.
  • Mobile lactation pods provide secure location for nursing mothers to breastfeed/pump

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – One of three mobile lactation pods arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Nov. 12, 2020, to provide a private room equipped with the resources needed for women to safely breastfeed and pump breastmilk regardless of the work location.
  • 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 Australian Air Force departs Luke after completing training objectives

    Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Christopher Baker, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, addresses guests an RAAF Mateship farewell event, Oct. 30, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Since 2015, 37 RAAF pilots completed the 56th Fighter Wing-led F-35A Lightning II operational conversion course. The successful conclusion of the
  • Joint training makes Australia’s F-35 mission fully operational

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Luke Air Force Base is fulfilling Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s national defense priority of strengthening alliances and partnerships by training alongside the Royal Australian Air Force.
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