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  • 56th FW welcomes new commander

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Rueschhoff, 56th Fighter Wing commander, relinquished command to Col. David Berkland, during a Change of Command ceremony, July 1, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.Berkland is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flying hours, including over 900 combat hours. He

  • Luke AFB breaks ground on new Honor Guard facility

    Luke Air Force Base leadership, Fighter Country Foundation members, and honorary commanders, break ground on the new Honor Guard facility, June 26, 2024, at Luke AFB, Arizona. The facility will scale to almost 7,000 square feet, allowing guardsman to advance their training to meet the high standards

  • Decree of honor signed between GAF 2nd FS and USAF 310th FS

    German Air Forces Maj. Gen. Peter Klement (left), GAF’s Flying Unit commander, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Rueschhoff (right), 56th Fighter Wing commander sign a decree of honor between the Airmen of the 310th Fighter Squadron and the 2nd Flying Squadron of the Tactical Air Wing 33, June 25,

  • 56th FW commander's fini flight ends with a splash

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Rueschhoff (middle), 56th Fighter Wing commander, boards an F-35A Lightning II for his finial flight while Senior Airman Abilyn Minton (right), 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, observes, June 14, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The final flight,

  • Luke says farewell to honorary commanders

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Rueschhoff, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to attendees during an honorary commander farewell event, June 14, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. During the ceremony, Luke AFB commanders bid their honorary commanders farewell as they completed their two-year

  • Combatting Suicide: Luke AFB hosts ASIST workshop

    The DoD actively addresses suicide awareness with transparency, accountability, and commitment; building on efforts to combat suicide by highlighting effective suicide prevention and intervention methods, while extinguishing stigmas around service members receiving mental health support. In

  • A Knights Tale: The 308th Honors Heritage

    In 1952, Kling joined the Air Force at 18 to become an aerial photographer. Fast forward to 2024, he celebrated his 90th birthday with a tour of his old fighter squadron, the 308th Emerald Knights.

  • Luke AFB Chaplain Corps hosts B2SB 2024

    Airmen and families gather during a Back-to-School Bash event June 1, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. At this annual event, students of the ages 5-13 received free backpacks, school supplies, clothes, shoes and more. The Luke AFB Chaplain Corps provides support by offering base-wide events,

  • U.S. Senator Mark Kelly meets with 56th FW leadership

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason M. Rueschhoff, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with U.S. Senator Mark Kelly following a conference room brief May 29, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Kelly is an American politician, former astronaut, and U.S. Navy captain who has served as the junior