Personnel from the Australian Embassy in Washington, joined Royal Australian Air Force personnel at Luke Air Force Base to host a ‘Mateship’ event recognising contributions to Australia’s F-35 capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance personnel have partnered with United States Air Force units and Lockheed Martin to prepare…

RAAF’s F-35s Complete 1000th Sortie

RAAF personnel at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, reach a flying milestone as the Australian F-35As complete their first 1000 sorties.  The RAAF F-35A team are working together with the 56th Fighter Wing USAF and Lockheed Martin to develop Australia’s initial F-35A capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance…

Luke Days 2018

Luke Days demonstrates the Air Force’s continuing progress in building the future of airpower with military and civilian air acts including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-35 and F-22 static displays, science, technology, engineering, and math exhibits, and military operations demonstrations. [maxgallery id="115693"] LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ, UNITED STATES…

The Goal of Combat Fighter Training: To Win in Combat

02/24/2016: Feature video on what goes into training at fighter pilot to fly the F-16 during the F-16 "B-Course" or Basic Course at Luke Air Force Base, AZ. Two Luke AFB instructor pilots discuss the training and mindset that are involved with preparing a pilot to fly combat missions in a…

F-35 Participates in Weapons Load Competition

01/10/2016: The first weapons load competition at Luke AFB to include an F-35.The F-35 crew-from the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit-competed against three F-16 crews. Credit:56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs:12/18/15 LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona -- A Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II crew competed today for the first time in…

First Norwegian F-35 Training Sortie

12/18/2015: LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- The first two Norwegian F-35s arrived here Nov. 10. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 Lightning II for the first time, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian Air Force's birthday. The F-35 program took its first step forward, integrating partner nations…

First Italian F-35 Flight English Interviews

11/08/2015: Two Italian pilots completed their first flights in the F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. One of the jets used was an Australian F-35, highlighting the integration of the F-35 global partners.  Credit: 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs:11/05/15