LUKE AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome

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

Newcomer's Information

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Pre-planning 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 Air Force Housing, Military HOMEFRONT and Military OneSource websites. ...

Moving Checklist

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

Housing

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The Housing Management Element is responsible for the Enlisted Dormitory Campus, Referrals/Relocation Services, and oversight of Privatized Family Housing. ...

Balfour Beatty Communities

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Luke AFB Housing

Balfour Beatty Communities is committed to providing high quality homes in w...

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 located 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), located in Building 1113 across from Fowler Park, offer a variety of programs and services for families and single Airmen. Programs and services include 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 members of the military 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 and maintainers, while deploying mission-ready warfighters.” The Wing provid...

56th Mission Support Group

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The 56th Mission Support Group’s mission is to sustain the F-16 Fighting Falcon, provide for the community, and deliver responsive combat support anytime, anywhere. The six squadrons of the group, more than 1,800 members strong, perform the critical installation management that helps keep the ...

56th Operations Group

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The 56th Operations Group, which is 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, six fighter squadrons of F-16 Fighting Falcons a...

56th Maintenance Group

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The 56th Maintenance Group provides aircraft maintenance on 138 F-16s for the Air Force’s only active duty F-16 training wing. In 2011, the 56th Maintenance Group generated nearly 23,000 sorties for approximately 30,000 flight hours, playing a pivotal role in conducting safe and efficient trai...

F-16 Fighting Falcons

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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 maneuvera...

Tenant Unit

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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, the Native Americans lived in elaborate adobe dwellings, which often w...

Area Attractions

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Arizona Museum for Youth
www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com
(480) 644-2468
35 N. Robson, Mesa
The Arizona Museum for Youth was founded in 1980 as the only children’s museum in the United States to focus on fine art. Today, the museum continues to spark imaginations and stimulate...