56th Fighter Wing

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Name: 56th Fighter Wing
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Holloman's new combat chapter

The 54th Fighter Group, a tenant unit of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., received its first three-ship formation of F-16 Fighting Falcons at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 1. The 54th Fighter Group will operate two F-16 training ... [Published Offutt Air Force Base - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Pleus Assigned to 56th Fighter Wing

Col. Scott L. Pleus, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. ... [Published AFCEA - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Week on the web 25 March

In his Ariel View blog, Arie Egozi discusses how the Israeli air force’s decision to equip its Heron 1 (Shoval) unmanned air systems (UAS) with an automatic take-off and landing system will make the task of the external pilot – take-off and landing – ... [Published Flight International - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

F-35 shares the sky with its namesake

A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II shared the sky this weekend with its World War II-era namesake, the P-38 Lightning. The two Lightnings flew over Luke Air Force Base during its annual air show. Col. Todd Canterbury, Commander of the 33rd ... [Published Maryland Bay Net - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 3 reports

Luke Air Force Base gets first F-35A JSF aircraft

Lockheed Martin has delivered the Luke Air Force Base's (AFB) first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft during a ceremony at the base in Arizona, US.Assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, the F-35A conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) ... [Published Air Force Technology - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 3 reports

Luke Air Force Base Receives First F-35A Lightning II

The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries and hundreds of local civic leaders, wing military and civilian members here today. The F-35A Conventional ... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 2 reports

First F-35A Delivered To Luke AFB

The U.S. Air Force’s 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB , Arizona is set to formally unveil its first Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter on Friday, following delivery of the aircraft earlier in the week. Hosted by Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning, the ... [Published Aviation International News - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

High Flying Action

This photo is not upside down.That's how the A-10 Thunderbolt II was flying.© Judy HeddingThe pride of Litchfield Park has to be Luke Air Force Base, home of the 56th Fighter Wing. Air Education and Training Command has as the mission to "Recruit, train ... [Published About - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

F-16 Training Unit Stands Up at Holloman

ARTICLE COLLECTIONSOfficialsactivated the 54th Fighter Group to host F-16 pilot training at Holloman AFB,N.M., in a ceremony at the base on Tuesday. Holloman "will undoubtedly bea great fit for this new F-16 training mission, and we're looking forward ... [Published Air Force Association - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) --Escorted by two F-16 fighting Falcons, Luke Air Force Base's first F-35 Lightning II arrived a little after 11 a.m. March 10, from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas."This is a day that has been a long ... [Published Air Force Link - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

The F-16 training mission has arrived at base

By Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon and Mr. Arlan Ponder49th Wing Public AffairsHOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE More than 300 members of Team Holloman from in and around the Tularosa Basin and the Sacramento Mountains gathered to witness the future of the 49th Wing ... [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Lightning Strikes at Luke

The first F-35A strike fighter assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing touched down at Luke AFB, Ariz., its new home, on Monday. "This is the first-ever international weapon system program, and Luke will be the future home of its first-ever international flying ... [Published Air Force Association - Mar 11 2014]

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...the security of our nation for decades, and we will maintain our Air Force's ability to employ lethal force against 21st century threats," he said. "Folks, here's the truth: this airplane is a war bird, and that's how it will be used. Let's not forget what our Airmen are here to do - they're here to keep our children and our grandchildren safe. And the F-35 is going to be the platform -- the neatest, best machine available to do that."
...During the war, German pilots branded the P-38 "The Forked-Tail Devil.” Several F-35 partner countries – Australia, Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom – also flew the P-38 in combat."
"This program is built on a foundation of unprecedented international partnership that is embodied at the integrated training center at Luke AFB" Rand said
...The F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variant, known as LF 5030, is the first of 144 F-35As scheduled for delivery to the base. "The F-35 Lightning II represents the future of tactical aviation for the United States and our allies" said U S Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Read more

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Holloman's new combat chapter [Published Offutt Air Force Base - Apr 03 2014]
Aviation Insider: F-35 Lightning II [Published Flight Journal - Apr 01 2014]
[Photo] Two Lightnings fly together: F-35A and ... [Published The Aviationist - Mar 28 2014]
Pleus Assigned to 56th Fighter Wing [Published AFCEA - Mar 27 2014]
Week on the web 25 March [Published Flight International - Mar 25 2014]
AF undersecretary headlines F-35 unveiling at L... [Published Air Force Link - Mar 22 2014]
F-35 shares the sky with its namesake [Published Maryland Bay Net - Mar 21 2014]
Luke Air Force Base gets first F-35A JSF aircraft [Published Air Force Technology - Mar 18 2014]
Air Force unveils first F-35 at Luke AFB [Published Peoria Times - Mar 18 2014]
Use the force, Luke [Published Flight International - Mar 17 2014]
Community gathers to welcome F-35 [Published Daily News-Sun - Mar 15 2014]
Luke Air Force Base Receives First F-35A Lightn... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Mar 15 2014]
F-35A Lightning II [Published Indiatimes - Mar 15 2014]
Luke AFB Receives First F-35A Lightning II [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Mar 14 2014]
First F-35A Delivered To Luke AFB [Published Aviation International News - Mar 14 2014]
High Flying Action [Published About - Mar 13 2014]
F-16 Training Unit Stands Up at Holloman [Published Air Force Association - Mar 13 2014]
First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB [Published Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group - Mar 13 2014]
First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB [Published Air Force Link - Mar 12 2014]
The F-16 training mission has arrived at base [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Mar 12 2014]
Lightning Strikes at Luke [Published Air Force Association - Mar 11 2014]
[Photo] First F-35 sporting “LF” tail code for ... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 13 2013]
Acting SecAF honors longest-serving AF civilian [Published Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group - Nov 14 2013]
Biography for Philip Mark Breedlove [Published Silobreaker - Mar 31 2013]
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[Photo] Two Lightnings fly together: F-35A and ... [Published The Aviationist - Mar 28 2014]
On Mar. 14, 2014, Luke Air Force Base hosted a ceremony for the arrival of the first F-35 (Tail Number LF 5030), the 5th generation stealth fighter that will equip the 56th Fighter Wing. “The F-35 Lightning II represents the future of tactical aviation ...
Luke Air Force Base Receives First F-35A Lightn... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Mar 15 2014]
The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries and hundreds of local civic leaders, wing military and civilian members here today. The F-35A Conventional ...
Luke AFB Receives First F-35A Lightning II [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Mar 14 2014]
Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. - The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries and hundreds of local civic leaders, wing military and civilian members ...
First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke AFB [Published Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group - Mar 13 2014]
(U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Hazeltine)Maj. Justin Robinson flies the 56th Operations Group flagship F-16 Fighting Falcon as he escorts Luke Air Force Base’s first F-35 Lightning II to the base March 10, 2014. The F-35 was flown by Col. Roderick Cregier, ...
[Photo] First F-35 sporting “LF” tail code for ... [Published The Aviationist - Dec 13 2013]
Not only is it the 100th F-35 , but it’s also the first aircraft bound to Luke Air Force Base, near Phoenix Arizona, the airbase chosen by the U.S. Air Force for the international F-35 pilot training . The aircraft will arrive at Luke early in 2014, ...
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