Air Force

FD Rappelling Training

Posted April 14, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Firefighters from Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases Civil Engineer Squadrons raise a training mannequin to the top of the water tower to begin a rappelling exercise April 8. Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Firefighters from Luke and Davis-Monthan Air Force Bases Civil Engineer Squadrons raise a rescue basket to the top of the…

Full Story »

Air Force

DoD Announces Pilot Tutor Program for Service Members

Posted April 14, 2016 by By Erin Roberts

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Officials with the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere. “If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs help…

Full Story »

Air Force

Exchange sweepstakes winner scores trip to Cubs game

Posted April 7, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming up with Ford Gum, maker of Big League Chew, to take one lucky winner out to the ballgame to root, root, root for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The worldwide Ford Gum Sweepstakes’ prize, worth $5,000, includes airfare for four to Chicago (trip must originate…

Full Story »

Courtesy photo
Air Force

Cadet IPs teach AF Academy sophomores to soar in Arizona

Posted April 7, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

Blizzard-like conditions may have struck the U.S. Air Force Academy earlier this month, but in Arizona the weather was perfect for cadet instructor pilots who taught academy sophomores the art of soaring in Coolidge, Arizona.  During their two-week trip to Arizona, 15 cadets and four officers from the 94th Flying Training Squadron’s Academy Soaring Program…

Full Story »

Air Force

Welcome to Luke!

Posted April 1, 2016 by Brig. Gen. Scott “Rolls” Pleus

Welcome to Luke Air Force Base and our “75 Years of Airpower” air show. We are very excited about this year’s event as we open our gates to our incredible neighbors and fellow Arizonans. The men and women of Luke are proud to call the Valley home and to share our mission with each and…

Full Story »

Air Force

Arizona Balloon Buster namesake of Luke

Posted April 1, 2016 by

In September 1918, 2nd Lt. Frank Luke Jr., Arizona native, made aviation history in World War I when he wreaked havoc on the aerial fleets of Germany. During an 18-day period of which Luke flew only eight days, he destroyed 18 enemy aircraft. Because he targeted the most dangerous prey, the heavily defended observation balloons,…

Full Story »

F-16 Fighting Falcon
Air Force

F-16 Fighting Falcon: Tried and True Blue

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Mission The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations. Features In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can…

Full Story »

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller
Air Force

F-35 takes its place in history

Posted April 1, 2016 by adriennek

Mission  The F-35 is the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. It will replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which…

Full Story »

Air Force

Lightning II to touch down at air shows world wide

Posted April 1, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter…

Full Story »

Air Force

The mail must go through …

Posted March 24, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Moriah Farnam, 56th Communications Squadron official mail clerk, meters postage onto a piece of mail March 11 at Luke Air Force Base. Mail clerks deliver to correspondents across the wing to keep the mission going.

Full Story »


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