Luke’s F-35 5-year Anniversary


Luke AFB is where the F-35 global enterprise has been launched. Pilots AND maintainers have been trained for the USAF and all the partner nations which have purchased the F-35A.

They fly together — including flying each other’s airplanes — and maintain together.

When we use the term F-35 global enterprise, we are NOT referring to stitching a working group together in an after market effort; we are referring directly to collaborative experience shaping the infrastructure of kill web combat operations.

March 11, 2019 marks 5 years since the arrival of the first F-35 at Luke!

We look forward to many more achievements in the future!



Video by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai 

56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs   

The featured photo shows members of the 62nd Fighter Squadron from Luke Air Force Base pose for a group photo March 9, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The team traveled to Nellis AFB to participate in Red Flag, exercise 19-2, and included Italian, Norwegian and U.S. personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)