Local

July 25, 2018
 

Weekly Flight Ops: 61st

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer inspects an F-35A Lightning II prior to its taxi-out and takeoff July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pilots and maintainers perform thorough pre-flight checks before each sortie.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Maintainers from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit inspect an F-35A Lightning II prior to its taxi-out and takeoff July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pilots and maintainers perform thorough pre-flight checks before each sortie.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Pilots, including Australians, from the 61st Fighter Squadron brief at the operations desk before stepping to their F-35A Lightning IIs for a transitional training sortie July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Transitional training helps pilots experienced in flying other air frames adapt to the F-35.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A 61st Fighter Squadron pilot walks with a 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer out to their F-35A Lightning II for a transitional training sortie July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The sortie involved four instructor pilots training four students on basic flight maneuvers.
 
luke-flight-ops5
A 61st Fighter Squadron pilot prepares to start his F-35A Lightning II for a sortie July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 61st FS maintains an international F-35 training mission which includes Australian pilots.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Maintainers from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit discuss operations during pre-flight checks for an F-35A Lightning II July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Each fighter squadron has a corresponding aircraft maintenance unit. The 61st AMU services the jets of the 61st Fighter Squadron.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Maintainers from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare to taxi-out a 61st Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II for a transitional training sortie July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 61st FS flies sorties regularly as part of routine flight training operations.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer salutes the pilot of an F-35A Lightning II as he taxis out for a sortie July 18, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Pilots and maintainers work closely to ensure that aircraft are safe and effective.




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


 
 

 
Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos

Lt. Gen. Roberson inducted into Order of the Sword

Retired Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson was inducted into the Order of the Sword Sept. 13, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Roberson was selected for this honor due to his unyielding devotion and care of Air Education and Training C...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Preparing for flu season; vaccine drive planned for Oct 15

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Staff Sgt. Gisele Adanlete-Engram, 56th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, administers a shot to Staff Sgt. Daniel Durbin, 56th MDG Immunizations backup technician, S...
 
 
luke-cdc2

CDC employees attend physical education seminar

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Dr. Diane H. Craft, a physical education professor, demonstrates a clean-up activity during a seminar Sept. 5, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During Craft’s seminar Chil...