• 52 FS held first F-35 Change of Command

    The 52nd Fighter Squadron celebrated a major milestone by holding their first ever F-35 change of command ceremony since being reactivated earlier this year at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, October 29, 2021.

  • Hidden talents; Luke Airmen build resilience through music

    Twenty-four U.S. Air Force active-duty members, Reserve Citizen Airmen, spouses and Department of Defense civilians have formed a musical group called the Fighter Country Talent Squad. It all began with Lt. Col. Roger Greenwood, 944th Operations Group Detachment 2 director of operations, and his

  • 944 FSS top MPF in AFRC

    Col. (Ret.) Jim Greenwald, former 944th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Catherine Buchanan, 944th FW command chief, presented the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command A1 Gerritt D. Foster, Jr. Award to the 944th Force Support Squadron during Greenwald’s final Commander’s Call May 2,

  • Reserve Citizen Airman Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Derrick Dotta

    Tech. Sgt. Derrick Dotta, 944th Aircraft Maintenance F-16 crew chief and City of Glendale Police Department police officer, joined active–duty Air Force in 2010 and worked as a C-130 crew chief at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. While there he left active-duty, joined the Reserve and moved to

  • 944th MSG enhances wartime readiness

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 944th Mission Support Group came together March 5, 2021 at Camp Navajo, Bellemont, Arizona, for a four-day training exercise.

  • Charting history: female pilot reaches 2,000 hours in F-16

    Col. Trena “HaK” Savageau is known for breaking barriers and setting high expectations as the first female commander of the 944th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. On January 13th, she crushed another goal as she flew past her two thousandth flying hour in the F-16C Fighting Falcon

  • Luke fighter pilot tops 1,000 F-35 flying hours

    Maj. Nicholas “JAKAL” Rallo, an instructor pilot with the 944th Fighter Wing, became the first Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II pilot to attain 1,000 F-35 flying hours here, February 22, 2021.

  • Going virtual – adapting to the new normal to celebrate success

    Orchestrating this year’s annual awards ceremony presented the unique challenge of putting together a public event during a time of social distancing. 944th Fighter Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen came together to plan what is normally a major social event for the unit, while keeping health safety

  • Luke reinforces TFI with DoD level maintenance award

    The 56th and 944th Fighter Wings’ maintenance groups, referred to as the 1K Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, will be recipients of the 2020 Secretary of Defense Field-level Maintenance Award in the large category. The information was officially confirmed in a Department of Defense