Senior Airman Armond Conner, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, teaches C.D. Houston, Mountain Home Military Affairs Committee board member, how to detect cracks in a metal plate, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The gap between communities and bases closes when civic leaders get a chance to learn about the amazing things Airmen do each day.
Civic Leaders from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, receive a tour of the flightline and learn about an F-35A Lightning II, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The civic leaders spent time learning how F-35 pilots are trained allowing them have a better understanding of the Air Force mission.
Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demo Team commander and pilot, practices the new F-35 demonstration, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Civic leaders from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, were able to watch the practice while they spent 2 days learning how Luke trains fighter pilots.
Civic Leaders from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, load onto a C-17 Globemaster III to travel home, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke AFB, Ariz. The civic leaders received a tour of Luke to include: the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight, the 63rd Fighter Squadron, the Air Traffic Control Tower and the F-35A Lightning II Academic Training Center.
A C-17 Globemaster III takes off for Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, at dusk, Jan. 31, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The C-17 has a wingspan of 169 feet and a length of 174 feet, making it the largest jet in the Air Force, with the primary function of troop and cargo transport.
A C-17 Globemaster III pilot conducts a final pre-flight check before take-off, Jan. 31, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The C-17 from the 62d Airlift Wing Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., transported the civic leaders giving them a glimpse into the strategic airlift mission of the Air Force.