LUKE AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome to Luke Air Force Base

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Welcome to Luke Air Force Base, where we take pride in training the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots while deploying mission-ready warfighters. ...

Newcomer's Information

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Preplanning is essential for newcomers moving to Luke Air Force Base, whether for a permanent change of station, a temporary-duty assignment or a school tour. Three excellent sources of information for military moves are the websites for Air Force Housing, Military OneSource and the Automated Housin...

Moving Checklist

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Arrange for shipment/storage of household goods through Defense Personal Property System. Obtain name and phone number of sponsor from gaining command. Provide change-of-address form to U.S. Postal Service. Provide landlord at least 30 days’ advance notice of move. Arrange to have ...

Housing

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The Housing Management Element is responsible for the Enlisted Dormitory Campus, referrals and relocation services, and oversight of privatized family housing. ...

Medical Assistance

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The Luke Air Force Base Clinic is an outpatient medical facility staffed by the 56th Medical Group to support and provide a range of medical services that include primary and specialty care. It is in Building 1130. ...

Airman & Family Services

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The 56th Force Support Squadron (56 FSS) and Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC), in Building 1113 across from Fowler Park, offer programs and services for families and single Airmen, including the following. ...

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

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Leisure & Recreation Activities ...

Base Services

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The American Red Cross, through its military and social services department, provides a worldwide system of emergency-related services that are available to military service members and their families. ...

Luke Air Force Base History

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In 1940, the U.S. Army sent a representative to Arizona to choose a site for an Army Air Corps training field for advanced training in conventional fighter aircraft. ...

56th Fighter Wing

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The host command at Luke Air Force Base is the 56th Fighter Wing, which is organized under Air Education and Training Command. The wing’s mission is to “train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots, while deploying mission-ready war fighters.” The wing provides command guid...

56th Mission Support Group

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The 56th Mission Support Group’s mission is to provide, protect and sustain Luke Air Force Base in order to enable the wing’s mission, enhance quality of life and strengthen capabilities through community partnerships. ...

56th Operations Group

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The 56th Operations Group, headquartered in Building 997, has operational control and responsibility for the entire fighter training mission at Luke Air Force Base. The group is composed of an operations support squadron, a training squadron, an air control squadron, six fighter squadrons of F-16 Fi...

56th Maintenance Group

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The 56th Maintenance Group provides aircraft maintenance on more than 135 F-16s for the Air Force’s only active-duty F-16 training wing. In 2011, the 56th Maintenance Group generated nearly 19,000 sorties for approximately 25,000 flight hours, playing a pivotal role in conducting safe and effi...

54th Fighter Group

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The 54th Fighter Group is located at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, but is under operational control of the 56th Fighter Wing commander at Luke AFB. The 54th Fighter Group is comprised of three squadrons, including the 311th Fighter Squadron, 54th Operational Support Squadron and 54th Aircraft...

F-16 Fighting Falcon

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The sophisticated F-16 Fighting Falcon began performing the fighter training mission here Feb. 2, 1983. This multirole fighter is equally potent in air-to-air and air-to-surface situations, combining advanced fly-by-wire technology with relatively low-cost production and maintenance. Its maneuverabi...

F-35 Lightning II

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The first F-35A Lightning II arrived at Luke on March 10, 2014. ...

Tenant Units

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The 944th Fighter Wing is one of more than 50 flying units in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. It reports to Headquarters 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas. ...

Local Area

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Arizona’s first inhabitants were Native Americans who many anthropologists believe migrated here 12,000 years ago across the land bridge that once connected Alaska with Asia. When they were the only inhabitants of the area, they lived in elaborate adobe dwellings, often as tall as a 10-story b...

Area Attractions

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Arizona Museum of Natural History

www.azmnh.org

480-644-2230

53 N. MacDonald, Mesa ...