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  • Luke AFB supports Project SEARCH, interns with disabilities

    Luke Air Force Base’s partnership with Western Maricopa Education Center Project SEARCH provides community support through internship opportunities focused on professional development, personal growth and technical skill enhancement.
  • 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.
  • Luke PMEL Small Career Field, Big Impact

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – From measuring the length of tracks for fitness tests to calibrating systems on the Air Force’s newest 5th generation fighter aircraft, the precision measurement equipment lab delivers precise calibration of the equipment used in virtually every phase of maintenance.
  • 56th CES saves Air Force $1.2 million with in-house project

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Demitrius Benoit, left, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron structural craftsman, cuts concrete while U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Vincente Davis, 56th CES structural craftsman, observes, in the base fitness center, June 1, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. By executing the construction as an in-house troop-training
  • 56th FW hosts 19th AF Command Team

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rogers, 19th AF command chief, engaged with Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, June 28-29, 2021, to learn first-hand the day-to-day operations at the 56th Fighter Wing.
  • 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.
  • Lightning Technician Program: Expediting the Fight

    The 56th Fighter Wing and 56th Maintenance Group are accelerating change through the Lightning Technician Program. The program’s goal is to reassign all maintenance tasks for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft to the Aircraft Maintenance Units by creating two new consolidated career fields: air vehicle mechanic and mission systems technician.
  • Luke AFB hosts Desert Challenge

    The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center hosted the annual paralympic ‘Desert Challenge Track and Field Training Camp’ May 23, 2021.
  • 56th LRS increases productivity through Rapid Maintenance

    In an effort to help increase the efficiency of flightline maintenance operations, the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron opened a Rapid Maintenance Annex in April located near the flight line. With the addition of the annex, Airmen from the vehicle maintenance flight can expedite minor repairs or services for flight line vehicles ensuring those vehicles rapidly return to duty.
  • Denmark F-35A embarks on first training flight over Luke AFB

    The Royal Danish Air Force achieved a milestone in the F-35 training program by using a Denmark-owned F-35A Lightning II for the first time in a training flight over Luke Air Force Base, May 5, 2021.
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