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Luke AFB_2019 Newcomer's Information Arrival


Located in the Valley of the Sun, Luke AFB is 30 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix in Glendale, Arizona. Luke AFB is accessible by any mode of transportation. It is within easy driving distance of recreational and sightseeing points, including the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff ski slopes to the north, the beaches of California to the west and Mexico and the Sea of Cortez to the south.

Newcomers should enter the base through the South Gate, off Litchfield Road, where the main visitor center is located. The base is immediately west of Litchfield Road and Glendale Avenue.

By automobile, take Interstate 10 to Exit 128 and then travel north on Litchfield Road to the South Gate. If traveling on I-17, take Loop 101 west and exit on Glendale Avenue, which dead-ends at the base. Turn left on Litchfield Road to get to the South Gate and visitors center.

By air, you will arrive at Sky Harbor International Airport, south of Phoenix. Taxi and limousine charges to Luke AFB are expensive, but a shuttle service is available at a more reasonable fare.


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