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  • 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.
  • Robinson takes command of the Ninjas

    As the sun rises over the Saguaros of the Arizona desert, Lt. Col. Eric C. Puels, 944th Operations Group Detachment 2 outgoing commander, passes the torch to Lt. Col. Justin Robinson, 944th OG/Det 2 incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony here, December 7.
  • JASDF pilots graduate Luke’s F-35 program

    Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force pilots “Koku-Jieitai,” become the first from their country to graduate the F-35 program here May 20.The occasion marked the final milestone in a series of firsts made possible by the collective efforts of the JASDF, 944th Fighter Wing, and Lockheed Martin.“The team worked hard to meticulously build this program from
  • Reservist hits USAF F-35 trans-Atlantic milestone

    A native Arizonan and 944th Fighter Wing Reserve pilot achieved his lifelong goal while also hitting a milestone for the Air Force last month.Maj. Daniel Daehler, 944th Operations Group Det. 2, F-35 instructor pilot, flew an F-35 Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Royal Air Force Fairford, England, making it his first trans-Atlantic