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  • Luke AFB salutes essential workers with flyover

    Luke Air Force Base, to include the 56th Fighter Wing and the 944th Fighter Wing, along with the Arizona Air National Guard 161st Air Refueling Wing will honor Arizona’s front line COVID-19 responders with a community flyover May 1, 2020.
  • Luke detachment adjusts change of command to support social distancing

    Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements the 944th Operations Group Detachment 2 employed a creative approach to their recent leadership change by accomplishing an in-air change of command ceremony March 27 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
  • Getting to know Luke’s Command Post

    Luke’s command post is in two locations, however, they are considered one team and one unit. The primary location is administratively owned by the 56th Fighter Wing and the alternate site is housed at the 944th Fighter Wing.
  • Citizen Airmen: A closer look

    The 944th Fighter Wing takes a closer look into the lives of their Airmen. "I am an FAA certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. We inspect, repair, and maintain Cirrus Sr20, Bonanza F33, and Grob G120 aircraft for the students at Lufthansa Aviation Training Goodyear and the German Air Force."
  • Reserve spouse to memorialize fallen EOD Airman

    The spouse of a Reserve Citizen Airman here at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, recently sculpted a bust of Senior Airman Daniel Johnson, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Johnson was killed in action Oct. 5, 2010 while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • SimMan adds invaluable medical training capabilities to total force

    SimMan 3G, is an advanced patient simulator that provides a wide range of scenarios allowing for real time responses and life like training.
  • Getting the job done

    Thirty 944th FW honorary commander’s and local civic leaders, led by Col. Robert Tofil, 944th FW vice commander, were flown on a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The tour was an opportunity for the civic leaders to experience life as an Airman and talk with key leaders for a better understanding of how the Air Force gets things done.
  • A collective effort for mass movement

    The 944th Fighter Wing hosted the over 1,700 mile mass movement during their unit training assembly and all four entities worked together to ensure the cross country trip happened without a hitch.
  • Luke service members showcase football skills

    Active and reserve, U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine service members from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, participated in the 2018 USAA Salute to Service National Football League Boot-Camp experience, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.Around 65 Luke participants were put through drills used to evaluate NFL talent, including
  • Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A pilot takes first flight

    After a year of preparation and instruction through the 944th Operations Group Detachment 2, Lockheed Martin and their active duty team members at the 56th Fighter Wing, Maj. Kiyun Jung, ROKAF F-35A pilot, flew his first solo mission.