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The Noah’s Ark of Wildlife Zoos

Posted June 13, 2014 by MARCY COPELAND

I have driven past signs off of Northern Avenue saying Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium but figured this place might be a little on the boring side. I mean, how many good exhibits could they have in the middle of a desert? The answer – a whole bunch! I walked through the East Entrance of…

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Luke welcomes new MSG commander

Posted August 1, 2014 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Mission Support Group got a new leader July 24 as Col. Nathan Mooney relinquished command to Col. James Kossler during a change of command ceremony held at Luke Air Force Base.

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56th Fighter Wing command priorities

Posted September 26, 2014 by

Mission: Our mission is to train the world’s greatest F-16 pilots. As we continue to bring more F-35s to Luke, we’ll train the world’s best F-16 and F-35 pilots.   Airmen: There are more than 5,500 Airmen serving at Luke Air Force Base, and each one is critical to the Air Force mission. Airmen and…

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News Briefs Nov, 14, 2014

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Kachina Gate closure The Kachina Gate will be closed to inbound traffic Dec. 8 through 19 for gas valve repair. Outbound traffic will not be affected. For more information, call 623-856-7051. Scholarships The Air Force Aid Society is offering scholarships to dependent children of active duty, Title 10 Reserve, Title 32 AGR, retired, retired Reserve…

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Justice Report

Posted January 23, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in December 2014. Articles 15 56th Maintenance Group • An airman 1st class received an Article 15 for failing to perform duties due to overindulgence in liquor. The member received a suspended reduction in rank to airman, forfeiture of $300 pay…

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EFMP year in review

Posted March 13, 2015 by 56th FSS EFMP

Not knowing if a family member’s health issues can be supported for a military family that’s changing stations can be a scary thing, but coordinators with the Exceptional Family Member Program are helping put those fears to rest. The EFMP is designed to help active-duty service members who have family members diagnosed with physical, intellectual…

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Justice Report – April 13, 2012

Posted April 13, 2012 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in March. Courts-Martial A senior airman was found guilty of four specifications of Article 92, violation of a general regulation for use and possession of spice and bath salts. The member received a sentence of confinement for 15…

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Det. 12 drives tomorrow’s crew chiefs today

Posted May 18, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ryan DeCamp

Ross Magedoff grew up watching the Navy’s Blue Angels and Air Force’s Thunderbirds perform at air shows thinking, ‘It’s amazing what they do; that’s something I may want to do one day.’ Little did he know, the now Airman first class’s career would take him to the exact jet the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s Aerial…

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MDG adopts Thompson Ranch Elementary

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

The 56th Medical Group adopted Thompson Ranch Elementary School in December 2011 to promote education, mentor the students and provide...

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OG commander goes from fan to flier

Posted September 14, 2012 by by 1st Lt. RYAN DECAMP

He grew up living under the flight path of jets heading to the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl for a high-speed flyby. As a teenager, he spent time fishing in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains watching fighter jets screaming overhead at more than 500 miles per hour, just 100 feet off the ground.

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