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  • Luke celebrates Air Force's 76th Birthday

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Scott Pleus, U.S. Forces Korea deputy commander, and Airman Jaylen Craig, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, participate in the formal cake cutting ceremony during the 76th Air Force Ball, Sept. 16, 2023, at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, Arizona. The cake cutting

  • Luke AFB holds 24-hour POW/MIA vigil

    U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing conduct a missing man formation during the POW/MIA retreat ceremony, Sept. 15, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 56th FW capped off its 24-hour vigil with a retreat ceremony, featuring the missing man formation, as

  • Luke AFB celebrates the Air Force’s 76th birthday

    Members of the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard raise the Air Force flag, Sept. 18, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona. The flag-raising ceremony marked the Air Force’s 76th year as a military branch. The ceremony was hosted at Litchfield Park, highlighting Luke Air Force Base’s strong relationship with its

  • Training Exercise Road RAPTER

    The 56th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal team hosted Road RAPTER, a training exercise focused on the proper handling of weapons of mass destruction September 5-7, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.Road RAPTER or Radiological Assistance Program Training for Emergency Response, was

  • Luke AFB hosts Arizona Commanders Summit

    The 56th Fighter Wing hosted the semi-annual Arizona Commanders Summit on Sept. 8, 2023, at Luke AFB, Arizona.In attendance were military commanders and senior leadership from Yuma Proving Ground, Davis-Monthan AFB, Luke AFB, 161st Air Refueling Wing, Fort Hauchuca, Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma,

  • Operation KIDS kicks off!

    U.S. Military children prepare for the 15th annual Operation KIDS event Sept. 9, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Operation Kids is a simulated deployment experience for children of deployed service members, giving them a look into what their parents may experience while deployed. Experiences

  • 56th CES Holds Commemorative Ruck

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Weston Thomsen, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight commander, provides opening remarks during the CES 9/11 Commemorative Ruck Sept. 11, 2023, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 56th CES hosted a commemorative ruck in memoriam of those who lost their

  • Luke AFB honors the fallen at 9/11 Tower Challenge

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Smith, 56th Operations Group senior enlisted leader, rings a bell after completing the 9/11 Tower Challenge, Sept. 11, 2023, at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, Arizona. Participants of the challenge climbed 110 floors around the arena in honor of the first