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  • F-16 crashes near Lake Havasu, Arizona, pilot in good condition

    04/24/2018 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 38 replies
    ABC ^ | Apr 24, 2018 | By Luis Martinez
    An Air Force F-16C fighter jet crashed on Tuesday at the airport in Lake Havasu, Arizona, while attempting land. The pilot was able to eject and is in good condition, the Air Force said. "An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, at approximately 10:35 a.m. today during a routine training flight," read a statement from Luke Air Force Base. The base is located 15 miles south of Phoenix. "During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft," the...
  • F-35 Fighters Grounded at U.S. Air Force Base in Arizona Due to Pilot Oxygen Problems

    06/10/2017 8:52:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07/10/2017
    The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona suspended all F-35A flights Friday after the five pilots experienced hypoxia-like symptoms, Air Force spokesman Capt. Mark Graff said in a statement. The pilots all used their backup oxygen to land the planes safely. “In order to synchronize operations and maintenance efforts toward safe flying operations we have canceled local F-35A flying,” said Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, commander of the 56th Fighter Wing. “The Air Force takes these physiological incidents seriously, and our focus is on the safety and well-being of our pilots. We are taking the necessary steps...
  • F-16 fighter jet crashed near Luke AFB; pilots OK

    06/26/2013 9:39:35 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 10 replies
    KSAZ, Fox-10 Phoenix ^ | Jun 26, 2013 8:10 PM | staff
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Glendale police have confirmed that a F-16 fighter jet crashed in a desert area near Litchfield Road and Northern, not far from Luke Air Force base. Authorities say two pilots ejected from the jet just before 7 p.m. They were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries and remain in stable condition. Their names have not been released. The aircraft was a total loss and there's no immediate word on what caused the crash. No injuries were reported on the ground. Luke AFB is the world's largest F-16 training base. This is a developing story. Stay...
  • 70 Years of Thunder - Luke AFB 2011 Airshow & Open House (9a-4p Sat/Sun)

    03/18/2011 2:20:44 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 6 replies
    General Info: March 19-20, 2011 (Saturday and Sunday) 09:00-16:00 (9AM – 4PM)ADMISSION IS FREE! Concessions will be available to purchase food and drinks. Cooler stations with free water will be located throughout the show area.Parking Info Click on the image to the left for a larger and printable view of map.Be advised traffic in the areas surrounding Luke Air Force Base will be heavy on March 19 – 20, 2011 so make sure to plan for it.  There will be limited access between Camelback Rd. and Olive Ave. and between Reems Rd. and the AZ Loop 101.University of Phoenix/Cardinals...
  • Luke Airmen welcome Danish air force

    05/20/2010 6:14:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 275+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Airman 1st Class Melanie Holochwost, USAF
    5/20/2010 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- Nearly 100 members from the Royal Danish air force fighter wing recently deployed to Luke Air Force Base for a month-long F-16 Fighting Falcon combat enhancement training mission. RDAF Maj. Michael Rosenkrands, the detachment commander, said they do a lot of their training outside of Denmark because of the nation's size, and for the opportunity to gain experience from their allies. Denmark has 16,629 square miles of land, which is about half the size of South Carolina. "Luke (AFB) is an excellent place to train because of the large airspace, ranges...
  • Photo essay: Dogs run final course

    03/31/2010 5:50:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 615+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert, USAF
    Roc, Kisma and Jampy, military working dogs assigned to the 56th Security Forces Squadron, take a rest at the Military Working Dog kennels at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 25, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert) 3/31/2010 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- Three military working dogs here are due to be medically retired April 6, and took a final run at the kennel obstacle course March 25. The dogs and their partners are assigned to the 56th Security Forces. View the slideshow.
  • Pilot for day visits 56th Training Squadron

    03/11/2010 3:55:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 225+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Airman 1st Class Melanie Iannaggi, USAF
    3/11/2010 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- A 6-year-old quadriplegic became a pilot for a day Feb. 26 at Luke Air Force Base. Brandon "Hulk" Davis, visited Luke AFB with his mother, Tina Davis; aunt, Jess Davis; future uncle, Chris and his home nurse, Emmy. Brandon was selected to participate in the pilot for a day program at Luke after he was involved in a car accident about a year ago that left him paralyzed. "He remembers what it is like to walk and wishes he could again," Mrs. Davis said. "He does have some dexterity with fingers...
  • Car thieves shot after ramming Luke AFB gate

    02/23/2010 7:00:53 AM PST · by jessduntno · 79 replies · 2,016+ views
    ktar ^ | 15 mins ago
    Car thieves shot after ramming Luke AFB gate GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Two men were shot by military police after they rammed a stolen car through a gate at Luke Air Force Base. One suspect died. Authorities said they did not believe the incident was an act of terrorism. The car thieves rammed the "Lightning Gate" at the base, near Litchfield Road and Glendale Avenue, about 11 p.m. Monday, said Air Force Capt. Jerry Gonzalez. "Once they were inside, our security forces confronted them, set up a road block and tried to stop them," Gonzalez said. "When they charged toward the...
  • Luke AFB Shooting per Foxnews

    02/23/2010 4:32:06 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 286 replies · 16,962+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/23/2010 | Staff
    "Not terrorism"
  • FReeper help need please show support to keep Luke AFB open

    10/17/2009 8:01:36 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 40 replies · 1,528+ views
    I am asking you to send a letter of support in keeping Luke open for the F-35. The noise is such a small thing to contend with as the base contributes $ 2.17 billion each year to the AZ. economy, contract work worth millions of dollars each year and employs 8,000-plus. Immediate construction contracts of $125 million to $150 million. Arizona and the SW in general need this base and the pilots need the open space we offer. If you would send the info on to others in order to bring the F-35 to Luke. The sound of the F-35's...
  • Thunder in the Desert 2009 (Luke AFB Air Show)

    03/20/2009 11:30:30 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 25 replies · 1,244+ views
    Join us for Luke's "Thunder in the Desert" 2009: March 21 and 22: Luke's "Thunder in the Desert" 2009 Open House is a two-day event at Luke Air Force Base and one of the most diverse air shows in America. The U.S. Air Force's Aerial Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, will bring their special brand of high-flying excitement to this year's show as well as numerous other aircraft and ground displays, exhibits, and attractions. General admission to "Thunder in the Desert" is free. No tickets are available for purchase or required for general entry. Off-base parking will be available for a...
  • America Supports You: Radio Program Gives Troops a Voice

    04/30/2008 5:35:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 44+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Maj. Miki Gilloon, USAF
    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., April 30, 2008 – One program on Phoenix’s KFNX 1100 AM News-Talk Radio has a simple mission: give troops the world over a voice through a weekly show. Voice of the Troops debuted on News Talk KFYI last year as a monthly feature created by Dave Whitten, one of the original and current hosts. The show later moved to KFNX and evolved into a weekly Sunday feature. “The philosophy is simple: We want to give a voice to those boots on the ground and hopefully be an outlet our servicemen and women can use...
  • Pilot dead in F-16 crash in Ariz. (student pilot crashed while practicing air-to-air combat)

    03/15/2008 4:16:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 748+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/08 | AP
    PARKER, Ariz. - The pilot of an F-16C fighter jet that crashed in a rugged area of western Arizona was killed when his plane went down, Air Force officials confirmed Saturday. The student pilot was practicing air-to-air combat with another F-16 from Luke Air Force Base about noon Friday when his plane crashed, base spokeswoman Mary Jo May said. Aircraft from the Air Force, Marines, Civil Air Patrol and Arizona Department of Public Safety spent hours trying to find the wreckage, which was spotted late Friday in a remote area about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix. Rescuers could only reach...
  • F-16 crashes south of Alamo Lake, Ariz. [Pilot still missing]

    03/15/2008 9:18:16 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies · 480+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 3/14/2008 | AFPN staff
    3/14/2008 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFPN) -- An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron here crashed about 12:00 p.m. today south of Alamo Lake, Ariz. At the time of the accident, the F-16 was on an air-to-air student training mission. One pilot was on board. The status of the pilot is unknown at this time. A board of officers will be convened to investigate the accident. As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided.
  • F-16 Crashes Near Phoenix; Condition of Pilot Unknown

    03/14/2008 4:19:56 PM PDT · by RDTF · 10 replies · 748+ views
    Fox ^ | March 14, 2008 | AP
    PHOENIX — The military says an F-16 flying out of Arizona's Luke Air Force Base has crashed northwest of Phoenix. Base spokeswoman Mary Jo May says the aircraft went down around noon Friday. -snip-
  • 63 FS slated for deactivation

    02/14/2008 2:54:45 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies · 524+ views ^ | February 13, 2008 | Maj.Paul Kirmis
    The 56th Fighter Wing commander officially announced the future deactivation of one of Luke's eight fighter squadrons Tuesday during a forum. Brig. Gen. Tom Jones formally announced that the 63rd Fighter Squadron 'Panthers' will shut its doors with a closure ceremony tentatively scheduled in spring 2009. The general's decision was based solely on current United States Air Force Historical Heritage Points kept by the Air Force Historian in Washington, D.C. The squadron flag and historical memorabilia will be packaged, shipped and stored at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Base re-alignment and closure actions are ongoing in the U.S. military for more...
  • Four-year-old girl dies in Grand Canyon death plunge (daughter of Luke AFB pilot)

    10/10/2007 4:52:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 163 replies · 6,976+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | 10/10/07
    Four-year-old girl dies in Grand Canyon death plunge10-10-2007, 17h34 PHOENIX, United States (AFP) Tourists view the Grand Canyon in Arizona, April 2007. A four-year-old girl plunged to her death after falling from the rim of the Grand Canyon, according to park officials Wednesday. (AFP) A four-year-old girl plunged to her death after falling from the rim of the Grand Canyon, according to park officials Wednesday. The Arizona girl was the second-youngest person to die from an accidental fall from the canyon rim, according to experts. The girl fell 450 feet (150 meters) about early Tuesday from Mather Point on the...
  • Widow of Luke pilot lashes out at media

    09/19/2007 5:40:36 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 284+ views ^ | Sep 19, 2007 |
    Days after an al-Qaida-linked group released a video showing the body of a Luke Air Force Base fighter pilot killed in Iraq last year, his widow lashed out at the national media, accusing it of politicizing and using the images to erode public support for the war. Ginger Gilbert, making her first public comments since the video emerged last week, said Tuesday that she couldn't remain silent after watching media coverage of a "disturbing video" of the corpse, identification card and crash site of her husband, Maj. Troy Gilbert.
  • Luke AFB disturbs shopper at Arrow Head Mall, VANITY -Not mine

    08/02/2007 10:31:53 AM PDT · by CHEE · 61 replies · 3,561+ views
    e-mail to me | August 8, 2007 | Unknown
    Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were. A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall. When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have stung quite a bit. The complaint: "Question of the day for Luke Air...
  • Luke officials release statement on fallen Airman

    07/12/2007 5:23:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 853+ views
    7/12/2007 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFPN) -- A Luke Air Force Base Airman died July 9 after succumbing to wounds sustained as a result of small-arms fire while deployed with the 755th Air Expeditionary Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom outside of Camp Stone, a forward operating base near Herat, Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Randy J. Gillespie, 44, of Coaldale, Colo., was supporting the Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, a collection of Army National Guard units that are training the new Afghan national army. He was wounded during a small-arms encounter outside of Camp Stone, approximately 300 miles...