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Holiday services

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Holiday hours Commissary Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day Exchange Closed Christmas Day Chapel 623-856-6211 Luke Air Force Base Community Chapel Saturday: Catholic Children’s Christmas program will be held at 6:15 p.m. Sunday: Protestant Contemporary Gospel service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday: Catholic Christmas Family Mass will be…

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FWSAs work for Airmen

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Agencies within the fighter wing: Chapel Command and Control Command Chief Master Sergeant Comptroller Squadron Community Initiatives Team Equal Opportunity History Information Protection Inspector General Plans and Programs Protocol Public Affairs Range Management Safety Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Staff Judge Advocate Wing Antiterrorism F-35 Integration   Senior Airman Grace Lee, 56th Fighter Wing Public…

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Airmen get behind- scenes look at need for SPEED

Posted March 20, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

NASCAR is known for fast cars and intense action, but they are also known for supporting military members throughout the NASCAR season. Their program, NASCAR Troops to the Track, is a season-long initiative that honors members of the military for their service and treats them to customized experiences at the races.

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Then & Now

Posted May 8, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Editor’s note: “Then and Now” is a new feature presenting historic and current photos as well as a story that explores the history surrounding the photo and the differences between then and now. Student pilots Courtesy photo Student pilot at Luke Field, circa 1949 Then: Pilot training spanned 32 weeks and consisted of three phases,…

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Monsoon season blows in storms, rain, dust

Posted June 26, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Arizona is known for being sunny with clear skies for the majority of the year, but every year “it” happens. As the clouds roll in, the sky darkens with thunderbolts streaming overhead, and the first drops of rain hit the desert ground. Monsoon season is here.

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EMS glue in MX package

Posted August 21, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Senior Airman Shanon Lair, 56th EMS low observable journeyman, preps an F-35A Lightning II panel for painting.   Senior Airman Steven Attard, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crew chief, changes a safety wire and clamp in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Luke Air Force Base. The safety line and clamp were changed to prevent them from…

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James Ray

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

A civilian who works in the 56th Force Support Squadron at Luke Air Force Base has been an FBI agent, a flight attendant, a detective and a suicidal prisoner. He’s even been a hit man. Twice. His name is James Ferris, and he has played each of those parts as an actor. You won’t find his…

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News Briefs May 18, 2012

Posted May 18, 2012 by anradmin

Fallen Airman Memorial today A memorial ceremony for Senior Airman Kenneth M. Lee Jr. is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the chapel, building 799. The ceremony is open to the base community. Lee was a munitions maintenance crew member with the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron on Luke Air Force Base. He joined the Air…

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Luke Air Force Base Quick Reference List

Posted July 20, 2012 by anradmin

The 2011 base telephone directory is available for pick up at customer service at the base exchange, commissary and the Retiree Activities Office located in Bldg. 1150, Room 1181. For more information, call Joni Otsuka at (623) 856-7299. Do not discuss classified information on unsecure telephones. Official Defense Department telephones are subject to monitoring for…

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Luke 1 departs, praises Thunderbolts

Posted September 7, 2012 by Brig. Gen. JD HARRIS

Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife, Heather, prepare to depart Luke Air Force Base after a two-year tour here. Harris has been selected to serve as vice commander of the 5th Air Force at Yokota Air Base, Japan. We serve the Constitution of the United States; that is the oath…

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