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Luke Air Force Base

Luke Air Force Base
21st Fighter Squadron F-16A ROCAF 6610 (93-0711)
Military structure
NameLuke Air Force Base
Part ofAir Education and Training Command (AETC)
TypeAir Force Base
In use1941-Present
Controlled by 
56th Fighter Wing (USAF)

Luke Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation331 m (1085 ft)

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Luke Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located seven miles (11 km) west of the central business district of Glendale, in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is also about 15 mi (24.1 km) west of Phoenix, Arizona.

Luke AFB is a major training base of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), training pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. On 31 March 2011 it was announced that the F-35 Lightning II would replace the F-16 as the primary training aircraft at Luke, although the date of deployment of the new aircraft to Luke and reorganization plans were not announced.

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