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  • 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 and became the first female in the U.S. Air Force Reserve to achieve this milestone.
  • 47th Fighter Squadron: Laying the Foundation of an Attack Pilot

    At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, an Air Force Reserve unit exists for the purpose of training and producing A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots for the U.S. Air Force. The 47th Fighter Squadron is part of the 944th Fighter Wing whose mission is to “Forge and Fight” by training fighter pilots across the country, covering four separate fighter aircraft.
  • 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 measures in mind.
  • Key Spouse Program provides critical support to families

    An elite team of volunteers serve as a communication link between the wing commander and Luke Air Force Base families. They are known as key spouses. “The Key Spouse Program is a peer-to-peer support program and a way for spouses to volunteer,” said Jessica Maldonado, 944th Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness director. “Key spouses are appointed by the wing commander to come alongside military members and leaders to provide support to families, particularly the spouses.”
  • Celebrating 80 years of training pilots for the fight

    January 15th marks the 80th birthday of the 69th Fighter Squadron. It is assigned to the 944th Operations Group stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
  • Seasons

    As Airmen, change is constant and often requires immediate transitions with limited flexibility. When thinking about change, understand that often times, doors close so others can open. This means that with the passing of a deployment, situation, relationship, opportunity, etc., new beginnings will surface and be right on time. Remaining focused, physically and emotionally fit, and confident will support healthy transitions and ease you in to newly found beginnings.
  • Luke commemorates Tuskegee Airman with flyover

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, executed an F-35 Lightning II Missing Man formation flyover October 2, 2020. The mission over the Arizona State Capitol paid tribute to the late Maj. George Washington Biggs, U.S. Air Force (Ret.).
  • Before it’s too late: How Airmen can recognize mental health concerns

    The new training, introduced for the first time during the wing’s September 2020 Unit Training Assembly, was held virtually and in-person at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
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