World

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.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Luke-air-show

Luke Days moves to March 17-18, welcomes U.S. Navy Blue Angels

  The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has moved Luke Days to March 17-18, 2018, in order to ensure the public a more robust and dynamic experience. The event is free and open to the public. The upcoming air sh...
 
 

Did You Know … Pharmacy

The 56th Medical Group Pharmacy at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, filled 391,000 prescriptions in 2017. In 2018, they plan to decrease patient wait times with patient prioritization.
 
 
Luke-MLK2

Team Luke honors life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance march at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2018. Approximately 70 Airmen ...