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56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies

Command Post

Command Post Operations serves as the nerve center for all Luke AFB operations. A duty controller is available 24 hours a day at (623) 856-5600 or DSN 896-5600.

Safety Office
Located in building 461, this section includes flight, ground, and weapons safety staff. A mandatory local conditions class is at 8 a.m. (Wednesdays) for all newly assigned Luke personnel, both military and civilian. Family members may attend the class on a space-available basis. Call (623) 856-6941, (623) 856-6105 or DSN 896-6941, DSN 896-6105 for more information. 

The Protocol office, located in building 452, is the focal point for organizing all distinguished visits to Luke AFB including military and high-level civilians. Protocol provides policy/procedural guidance, proper protocol requirements and special handling for all distinguished visitors (DV), dignitaries, and official military ceremonies/social functions. Protocol manages two general officer quarters and 2 DV lodging suites. Protocol will approve scripts and provide indirect supervision for changes of command, retirement, promotion, and reenlistment ceremonies. The responsibility for preparing guest lists, DV seating arrangements, agendas, scripts and design/development of invitations, name tags and table tents for wing commander hosted events lies with protocol. For more information, call (623) 856-5604 or email 56fw.ccp@luke.af.mil

Public Affairs
The focal point for providing information on Luke issues, programs and base events to Airmen, the community and members of the news media, the Public Affairs Office is located in building 452. The staff conducts base tours, provides speakers for civic organizations in the community and is the commander's liaison between the base and local media organizations. All media requests concerning Luke people, programs and events must be coordinated through Public Affairs. Call (623) 856-6011 or DSN 896-6011 for more information.

Chapel Office
The Luke Chapel Team is committed to ensuring spiritual care for the entire family. Four chaplains and four support personnel are assigned to administer an extensive religious program in two chapels. Chaplain offices and administrative offices are located in the Luke Community Chapel located between the Officers' Club and the Fitness Center. The Chapel on the Mall is located near the airplane display.

Range Management Office (RMO)
RMO Provides decisive management of the Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR) complex in support of flying operations and pilot training, while incorporating a dedicated stewardship of the environment and natural and cultural resources entrusted to our care. For more information, call (623) 856-8520 or DSN 896-8520.

Comptroller (56th CPTS)

The 56th Comptroller Squadron includes financial services, financial analysis, nonappropriated fund oversight, quality assurance and a command section. The unit's overriding goals are customer service and fiscal execution. Recent changes have made it possible to improve the ability to service customers with fewer resources. Some of these advances include the Government Travel Card program, electronic funds transfer for payments, myPay, centralized accounting and faster support for military pay processing. Financial services will probably be one of the most important stops for a newcomer. It is located on the first floor of building 1150, where customers can get military, civilian and travel pay assistance at the centralized customer service counter. As part of the in-processing program, newcomers are scheduled for a finance briefing where they are assisted in completing their travel voucher and any pay questions are answered. Upon arrival, newcomers will have their master military pay account updated to reflect their proper entitlements at Luke. Direct deposit is required for all military personnel, to aid in a smoother in-processing newcomers are encouraged to maintain their direct deposit account during PCS. For more information, call (623) 856-7028 or DSN 896-7028.

Judge Advocate

The legal office, located in building 1150, provides confidential advice to all service members concerning personal civil matters and military affairs. Attorneys are available to provide advice on issues of marriage, divorce, adoption, insurance, personal injury, claims, rentals and leases, indebtedness, wills, and estate planning. The legal office also provides powers of attorney, vehicle license tax forms, and notaries. Air Force lawyers can not represent members in civilian court, in civilian business matters or fill out civilian legal paperwork. However, attorneys can offer legal advice early and often, preventing problems from escalating Our walk-in legal assistance hours to speak with an attorney are 0900-1000 hours on Tuesday and 1400-1500 hours on Thursday (Except the last Thursday of the month). No retiree wills will be done during these times.  Legal advice is not given on the phone. Power of Attorney and Notary service are available.

Please call (623) 856-6901 or DSN 896-6901 for assistance.

Military Equal Opportunity
The Military Equal Opportunity staff is qualified to assist Luke people with specialized problems in the areas of equal opportunity and treatment, human relations and other problems. The MEO office is located in building 1150, Suite 2112. Contact Info: (623) 856-7711 or DSN 896-7711,


Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Hotline can be reached at 1-800-558-1440

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Equal Employment Opportunity Office serves as the wing commander's advisor on discrimination complaints. This office processes EEO complaints of civilian employees and/or applicants for employment at Luke AFB. This office conducts and monitors all Mediation Sessions of workplace disputes for Luke AFB. The EEO office is located in building 1150, Suite 2112 and can be reached at (623) 856-7113 or DSN 896-7113.

History Office
The History Office provides historical services to the base and  community. In addition to researching and writing the annual wing history,  the History Office annually updates the Heritage Pamphlet, and answers  historical questions about the wing and the base. The Heritage Pamphlet can be found on the History Office homepage link below.  Additionally the office  coordinates on unit emblems and tracks their lineage and honors. The  History Office is located in Building 461, Room 118, and can be reached at (623) 856-6328.  

Provides all local war/contingency planners a strategic platform to enhance Thunderbolt readiness in support of wing and HHQ deliberate planning, execution, and expeditionary force objectives. Contact information: (623) 856-4327, (623) 856-3337 or DSN 896-4327, DSN 896-3337

Inspector General (IG)
The Inspector General is the eyes, ears and conscience of the base. The IG is an independent agency that investigates complaints, allegations of reprisal, improper mental health referrals, and fraud, waste, and abuse. It conducts administrative investigations designed to ensure efficient and effective mission accomplishment. The IG provides training and education for all base personnel on IG issues and procedures, provides assistance where wrong doing is not present, and referrals to appropriate agencies chartered to handle each respective situation to ensure that the integrity of the system is maintained. The IG serves as the wing's Congressional Liaison Officer to members of Congress for all matters pertaining to Luke Air Force Base. Finally, the IG exercises the 56th FW and is in charge of the exercise evaluation team through the IGI office. The IG office is located on the first floor of building 1150 in room 1027. Contact information: (623) 856-6140 or DSN 896-6140 email:


Fraud, Waste & Abuse (FWA) Hotline: (623)856-6149 or DSN 896-6149

Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) Program
The Air Reserve Management Officer (ARMO) provides, develops, and maintains the IMA program and ensure the highest level of readiness through education, public relations, and training.
Contact Information: (623) 856-7316 or DSN 896-7316 email


Maintenance Operation Center (MOC)
Contact Information: (623) 856-5469 or DSN 896-5469

Community Support Coordinator (CSC)

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Resilience Program Specialist/Facilitator on Luke AFB.  Major responsibilities include Community Action Board (CAIB) Executive Director, Integrated Delivery System (IDS) Chair, Caring for People (CfP) Coordinator, and Status of Health and Airmen Resilience Exchange (SHARE) Coordinator.  With few exceptions, stays abreast of, coordinates, and shares information regarding all aspects of Wingman Days and suicide prevention training tiers and tracking.  In addition, promotes and links various military and non-military resources, works to improve access to a variety of base helping agencies, and identifies and builds a network of programs and services for Airmen and their families with a focus toward building, improving, and sustaining resilience.  For more information, call Sharon Kozak at (623) 856-2716 or DSN: 896-2716


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Each week an Airman is recognized from the 56th Fighter Wing as the Thunderbolt of the Week for their outstanding performance and dedication to duty. Join us in congratulating the amazing Airmen of Thunderbolt nation!
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The U.S. Air Force F-35 Heritage Flight Team is heading to the UK to take part in the #RAF100 festivities this weekend!
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“As you progress in your career and you advance in rank, you find that your responsibilities change and your role in the organization changes. You take what you get and you learn from it. Every experience you have, you take something away.” For DeLand, Fla. native Capt Kristi Machado her journey from college graduate to Enlisted Airman to Force Support Officer is one of optimism and pragmatism that led her to becoming the leader she is today. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xUjtp #KnowYourMil
Chief Wright just announced an update to the Enlisted Force Structure. Take a few min to review and if you have any questions let us know and we’ll do our best to get them answered.
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#DYK that servicemembers can register to vote by absentee ballot in whatever state they are a resident of? Watch this video from the Federal Voting Assistance Program - FVAP to learn more! You can also call the Luke A&FRC for help getting registered and requesting your ballot at 623-856-6550.
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Today we marked the end of our summer change of command season (13 this year!). Thanks again to all the outstanding leaders who departed for your contributions building the future of #airpower and welcome to all new commanders! Pics from all the ceremonies here at Luke (as well as many other events from around TBolt Nation) can be found on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56fwpa/albums
Thunderbolts time for some #SummerSafety reminders! Even though we only hit 110 degrees 5 times so far in June (compared to 11 times from 2015-2017) it’s still hot enough to need to hydrate and wear your SPF every day. 🔥🔥🔥 What else do you do to stay cool?
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Last week Thunderbolts climbed dirt hills and dove into muddy waters as they took on the Jump in the Mud 5k. Learn how one Thunderbolt got out of her comfort zone and got more than a good workout from it. #mudrun #5K #thunderbolts LukeEvents
Training Exercise: Operation Jersey Wrath, is taking over the Arizona skies this week with aircraft from #DoverAFB,… https://t.co/Ir2MISllOo
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#Airmen supported more than 30 events across the Valley this weekend in support of #VeteransDay. It was an honor to… https://t.co/MprEAdIy0W
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RT @AETCommand: From everyone in the First Command, we want to say thank you to all of our #veterans -- we are extremely proud of your serv…
Make sure to stop by and hang out with our EOD team working a booth at ASU’s #SaluteToService tailgate! https://t.co/xI4cjkFyFJ
RT @willcain: These badasses stand between us and the bad guys. Wish I would’ve served. Instead my @Firsttake flight with the 309th “Mad Ma…
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RT @AETCommand: Education is job #1! Members of the @AASAHQ recently visited @LukeAFB for an interactive visit w/the 56th FW to check out…
RT @AETCommand: Have a suggestion that would enhance the flying training community? Or a concern that needs to be addressed? Gen. Doherty,1…
Keep ‘em coming so we can keep training the world’s greatest #f35 pilots! 🇺🇸 🇦🇺 🇳🇴 🇮🇹 🇹🇷 🇳🇱 https://t.co/tSWDzIud3D
.@willcain Representing the 309th Fighter Squadron on @FirstTake 🤙🏼✈️😎 https://t.co/m10g4aogJy
RT @ddewitt33: Gettin’ it in AZ @LukeAFB today!!! https://t.co/cMK1CeJpDA

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