Luke Air Force Base

FIRST F-16 VIPER PILOT TO DROP BOMBS IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS RETIRES

FIRST F-16 VIPER PILOT TO DROP BOMBS IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS RETIRES

Col. Kurt Gallegos has 462 combat hours in the skies over Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia, he was the first F-16… Read More

7 years ago

LUKE AFB TO RESUME F-35A FLYING OPERATIONS ON JUN. 21

No specific root cause for the physiological events experienced by F-35 pilots was identified On Jun. 21, 2017 the 56th… Read More

7 years ago

LUKE’s F-35s GROUNDED AFTER HYPOXIA INCIDENTS

Five F-35A pilots assigned to Luke AFB have experienced physiological incidents while flying since May 2, 2017 As reported in… Read More

7 years ago

FIRST JAPAN AIR SELF DEFENSE FORCE F-35 PILOTS GRADUATE AT LUKE AFB

Three more classes of JASDF F-35 pilots will be trained at Luke On May 20, 2017 two Japan Air Self… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S WHY THE LUFTWAFFE DUBBED THE ICONIC F-104 STARFIGHTER “WIDOW MAKER”

The Starfighter got off to a very bad start in Germany when, in Jun. 1962, four F-104s were practicing for… Read More

7 years ago

JAPANESE PILOT FLIES F-35A FOR THE FIRST TIME

“My goal is to stand up the first F-35 squadron in Japan as soon as possible” Lt. Col. Nakano JASDF… Read More

7 years ago

FIND OUT HOW THE WORLD’S BEST F-16 PILOTS LEARN TO FIGHT AT NIGHT

"In order to train the world’s greatest F-16 pilots, we teach our students to operate day or night, under any… Read More

7 years ago

WHEN THE OLD MEETS THE NEW: WWII FIGHTER PILOT WHO FLEW THE ORIGINAL P-38 LIGHTNING GETS A GLIMPSE ON THE F-35 LIGHTNING II AND SHARES STORIES

Flying the P-38 was just like you were driving along in a Cadillac: it just purrs out there with 1300… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. Air Force F-16 and F-35 fighter jets have started integrated training at Luke AFB

Luke’s F-16 drivers are learning how to accomplish missions by complementing their toolset with the numerous, new cutting-edge capabilities of… Read More

7 years ago