Luke AFB Archives

Meet the general as Luke AFB turns 75

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, puts on hus helmet during his first F-35 sortie flight at Luke Air Force Base on March 18, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams)

Brig. Gen. Scott L. Pleus looks like he could win a marathon or a UFC championship on a whim and on the same day. “There’s a reason fighter pilots all look the same,” Pleus says. “We are all about the same height. We are all about the same size. It’s because each of us are… Read More →

Kirk McClure named to Luke AFB Honorary Commander program

Kirk McClure being named an honorary member of the Luke Air Force Base commander program with Lt. Col Matt Warner, Commander of the 310th Fighter Squadron.

Kirk McClure, Director of Business Development for McCarthy Building Companies, was recently named to the Luke Air Force Base Honorary Commander program. The Honorary Commander program at Luke Air Force Base allows members of the community to understand the importance of Luke, the Air Force and Department of Defense military mission. It represents a two-year commitment. Additionally,… Read More →

Sundt to build temporary lodging at Luke AFB

Luke AFB, Sundt, WEB

The U.S. Air Force 56th Contracting Squadron recently selected Sundt Construction, Inc. as the general contractor for a new temporary lodging facility at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. The $8.9 million, 42,000-square-foot project includes construction of four single-story lodging facilities with 28 units, providing Air Force personnel with short-term, quality housing accommodations as… Read More →

Goodyear backs additional F-35 squadron at Luke

by in Business News | Economy | Tech

Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord was among a number of state-wide officials during the Department of Defense’s announcement of three additional squadrons to the Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II fighter jet program at Luke Air Force Base. Since the DOD’s initial announcement that Luke AFB will be the training center for the F-35s, cities and community… Read More →

Valley Leaders Join Forces To Envision The Future West Valley

Arizona Sunset - Future of West Valley
by in Blogs | Economy | Events | Real Estate

Over 100 Valley leaders convened on November 31, 2010 to develop a future vision for the West Valley in an exercise led by Leadership West.  Leadership West is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that convenes, educates and activates proven leaders in business, non-profits and government to leverage their time, talents and treasures to enhance the quality… Read More →

Cover Story – Into the Blue

Photography by Cassandra Tomei
by in AZ Business Magazine | Blogs | Featured

Into the Blue Decades later Luke Air Force Base continues its mission   Most would agree they get a thrill watching jets take off and perform maneuvers with Kenny Loggins’ vocals in the background, right out of a movie like Top Gun. Arizonans can experience that thrill first-hand just by driving to the West Valley.… Read More →