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Team Luke honors life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted January 15, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance march at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2018. Approximately 70 Airmen participated in the march which honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.   Air…

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‘Start Small, Think Big’ theme of Military Saves Week

Posted February 18, 2016 by

Military Saves Week is Feb. 22 through 27, and the campaign’s slogan, “Start Small, Think Big,” speaks to the long-term benefits of saving even a small amount each month. The Military Saves program is designed to educate and motivate service members and their families to reduce debt and save their hard-earned money for both emergencies…

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Luke Days 2018 Blue Angels

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be headlining the Luke Days 2018 air show at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 17 and 18, 2018.

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Competition of physical, mental strength honors 31 fallen heroes

Posted August 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

On Aug. 6, 2011, two U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopters, named Extortion 16 and Extortion 17, took off into the night sky from a remote location in Afghanistan. One of those helicopters, Extortion 17, would not return, nor would the 31 military members on board. Shortly after liftoff, the Chinook was shot down by an…

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56th Medical Group

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Support 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs Demographics: There are 59 military active-duty personnel, six civilians and four contractors Leadership Commander: Col. Robert Craig-Gray Squadron superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Oluwasina Awolusi Responsibilities: The Aerospace Medicine Squadron mission is…

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Trojan workout

Posted December 4, 2017 by

Thunderbolts gathered at the base of the Troy Gilbert Memorial Bridge to perform an intense workout to commemorate the life of a fallen hero, Maj. Troy Gilbert, Nov. 27, 2017.

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8th Fighter Squadron reactivated after six years

Posted August 7, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty

A pilot strides forward, his green flight suit a stark contrast to the pale blue of a desert morning sky.

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Wing rallies to support Citizen Airman family

Posted December 30, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.

Citizen Airmen understand what the ultimate sacrifice is as a service member, and when a deployment happens, the risk of loved ones receiving bad news is a possibility they accept.

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Luke honors those lost, captured in war

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Luke Air Force Base held a ceremony Sept. 16 in honor of prisoners of war and those missing in action preceded by a two-day vigil. The vigil began at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 with Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, 56th…

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Former Navy SEAL motivates Airmen with faith and experiences

Posted June 12, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Military personnel face challenges not many in society experience from deployments to being separated from family, and more.

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