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  • 56th FW supports Operation Allies Welcome at JB MDL

    More than 40 Airmen from the 56th Fighter Wing deployed to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 13, 2021, from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, in support of Operation Allies Welcome, where they will assist with medical screenings, lodging, and other general support services for Afghan evacuees. Luke Airmen rapidly mobilized to answer the call for support with less than a four-day notice to assist with the sheltering of thousands of Afghan evacuees from Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Amber Carter)
  • Luke Airmen educate Junior ROTC members during GO Inspire event

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William Wisehart, 63rd Fighter Squadron reserves assistant director of operations, speaks about his career Aug. 2, 2021, at the GO Inspire event at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Luke AFB members briefed Junior ROTC cadets on various career fields such as security forces, ammunitions, medical and aviation.
  • 56th FW deploys Airmen to support Operation Allies Welcome

    More than 70 Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing deployed to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, in support of Operation Allies Welcome, Aug. 30, 2021.
  • Arizona Attorney General visits Luke

    Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General, receives a base tour Aug. 20, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Brnovich’s visit included a wing mission brief, an Academic Training Center tour and an F-35A Lightning II virtual demonstration conducted by pilots with the 62nd Fighter Squadron. Additionally, Brnovich met with wing leadership to observe Luke’s mission of training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat-ready Airmen.
  • 61st AMU uses live GBUs enhancing combat readiness

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Williams, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, finishes loading a GBU-31 joint direct attack munition on an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 9, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Two F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron completed missions with live GBU-31s, a 2,000-pound class munition that uses a GPS-guided
  • 56th SFS trains on new weapons systems

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daisy Valencia, 56th Security Forces Squadron defender, fires an M4A1 rifle during a weapons qualification course at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility Aug. 3, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. CATM instructors led a class for 56th SFS members to familiarize themselves with one of the Air Force’s new
  • Back-to-School Bash brings supplies to military families

    The Back-to-School Bash event, hosted by the 56th Fighter Wing Chapel, provides school supplies for military families July 21, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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