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February 11, 2016
 

F-35 crosses ocean

Courtesy photo

An Italian air force F-35 Lightning II flew Feb. 5 from Cameri Air Base, Italy, to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, completing the program’s first transatlantic flight. The F-35, designated AL-1, was assisted by an Italian air force KC-767 aerial refueling tanker, which refueled the fighter jet seven times during the ocean crossing. The fighter was flown by Italian air force pilot Maj. Gian Marco, who accumulated 50 flight hours with an F-35 during his training at Luke Air Force Base.




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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard. Canterbury, a command pilot with more than 4,100 flyi...
 
 
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Luke’s Honor Guard awards presentation

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing Commander, gives remarks after presenting Luke’s graduating honor guardsmen with an Air Force Achievement medal June 13, 2018 at ...
 
 

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