• Charting history: female pilot reaches 2,000 hours in F-16

    Col. Trena “HaK” Savageau is known for breaking barriers and setting high expectations as the first female commander of the 944th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. On January 13th, she crushed another goal as she flew past her two thousandth flying hour in the F-16C Fighting Falcon

  • Luke pilot reaches rare milestone, surpasses 3k flying hours in F-16

    As of Nov. 23, 2020, only 295 pilots worldwide could claim to have surpassed three thousand flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.  That number is now 296.Col. Sean “Double” Rassas, 944th Fighter Wing vice commander, soared past his three thousandth hour in the fighter aircraft, Nov. 24, at Luke

  • Luke, Arizona ANG salute Phoenix

    Luke Air Force Base and the Arizona’s Air National Guard honored Arizona front line responders with a 15-aircraft flyover today, May 1, 2020.

  • 3,000 flight hours and 20 years of service

    Lt. Col. Ryan Savageau, 944th Operations Group deputy commander, landed here Feb. 27, after surpassing 3,000 hour in an F-16 over the span of 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. According to www.f-16.net, there are less than 300 F-16 pilots from around the world who have completed

  • 944th fighters take to the sky

    The 944th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s largest F-16, A-10, F-15E, and F-35 training wing trains and provides combat-ready Reserve Citizen Airmen, anytime, anywhere. The wing was activated at Luke Air Force Base on July 1, 1987. The wing has since grown and now has 25 subordinate units

  • Maintenance hiring flies over century mark

    The 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 recently surpassed the century mark, by having well over 100 members assigned to the unit, which is a land mark piece to their development.As part of the Air Force Reserve 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Det. 1 stood up as a classic association with the