2014 for the F-35 program was all about momentum, maturity and meeting milestones. The enterprise was expanded with maintenance and training depots stood up around the U.S. including our very own Luke Air Force Base.
On Friday, March 14, the first F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) in Glendale, Ariz. In case you missed this historical event, below is the video that was played during the ceremony. Enjoy!
Fighter Country Partnership President and Executive Director Ron Sites thanks Fry’s Food Stores for their Generous Hearts campaign benefiting USO, Arizona Heroes to Hometowns, Packages from Home and Fighter Country Foundation.
Video short about the 100th F-35, AF-41 including comments by General Robin Rand, Commander AETC, Lorraine Martin EVP & GM of the F-35 Program, Orlando Carvalho, EVP Aeronautics at Lockheed Martin and Brigadier General Michael Rothstein, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing.
The “Behind the Scene Look at Luke” was held on June 5, 2013 at Luke AFB for the current Honorary Commanders. It was truly a fun, fast-paced and educational day for the Honoraries. The tour consisted of the following: demonstrations by the Civil Engineering Squadron such as the fire department and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD); the Force Support Squadron presented a military working dog demonstration; the Maintenance Group arranged a bomb loading demonstration as well as a tour and briefing of the “Hush House” (engine test cell) and munitions; the Operations Group conducted a tour of the air traffic control…