Luke Air Force Base

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14185 Falcon Street
Glendale, AZ 85309
1 (623) 856-5853

Established: 1940
Base Type: Air Force Base


About

Luke Air Force Base was named after Second Lieutenant Frank Luke (1897–1918). Lt Luke is a posthumous Medal of Honor recipient and the number two United States ace in World War I.

Born in Phoenix in 1897, the “Arizona Balloon Buster” scored 18 aerial victories during World War I (14 of these German observation balloons) in the skies over France. Lieutenant Luke was shot down at Murvaux between Verdun and Stenay, France, on 29 Sep 1918, after he had destroyed three enemy balloons. Surviving the crash of his Spad, Lieutenant Luke drew two pistols and fired on German soldiers, killing several of them before he was killed.

Luke Field, Oahu, Hawaii Territory (now the Naval Air Station Ford Island) was previously named in his honor.

Luke Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located seven miles west of the central business district of Glendale, in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is also about 15 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. The base population includes about 7,500 military members and 15,000 family members. With about 80,000 retired military members living in greater Phoenix, the base services a total population of more than 100,000 people.

Luke AFB is a major training base of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), training pilots in the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The host command at Luke is the 56th Fighter Wing (56 FW), under Air Education and Training Command’s 19th Air Force. In addition to flying and maintaining the F-16, Luke Airmen also deploy to support on-going operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and to combatant commanders in other locations around the world.

 

(Source: https://www.skytamer.com/6.1/AZ/Glendale,Luke.html)

Gate and Hours

North Gate: Outbound only Mon-Fri 1530-1730
South Gate: 24/7 open
Lightning Gate: 24/7 open
Kachina Gate: Mon 0600-0830 & 1230-1730
Tue-Fri 0600-0830 & 1430-1730


Quick Reference

Base Quick Reference
Chapel
13968 W Shooting Star St, Bldg 799,
Luke AFB,AZ
(623) 856-6211

Dining Facility
Hensman Dining Facility
Luke AFB, Glendale, AZ 85309
(623) 856-6396

Education Office
Litchfield Rd,
Glendale, AZ 85307
(623) 856-7722

Equal Opportunity
56 FW EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OFFICE
Director: Mr. Ronald S. Goodwyn
Bldg 1150 (Block House), Room 2112
DSN: 896-7711 Comm.: (623) 856-7711
HQ AFPC Call Center Hotline: (888) 231-4058
https://www.luke.af.mil/Portals/58/Documents/EO.pdf

Family Advocacy
7219 North Litchfield Road Bldg 317,
Luke AFB, AZ 85309
(623) 856-3417

Military and Family Readiness
Bldg. 1113
(623) 856-6550

Public Affairs
14185 West Falcon St,
Luke AFB, AZ 85309
(623) 856-5853

Fire Emergency Service
Luke AFB Kids Safety
(623) 856-3766

Finance Office
7383 North Litchfield Road
Building #1150
Luke Air Force Base, AZ 85309-0000
(623) 856-7028

Housing Office
13970 W. Gillespie St
Luke AFB Az. 85309
(623) 856-7643
56ces.housing@luke.af.mil

Legal/JAG
Second floor in Building 1150 (Blockhouse)
Appointment: (623) 856-6937.
(623) 856-6901

Post Office
14032 W Mustang St,
Glendale, AZ 85309
(800) 275-8777


Base Surroundings

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Pkwy,
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(480) 941-1225

South Mountain Park
10919 S Central Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85042
(602) 495-5458

Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy,
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 286-3800

Heard Museum
2301 N Central Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 252-8840

Castles N’ Coasters
9445 N Metro Pkwy E,
Phoenix, AZ 85051
(602) 997-7575

Wet’n’Wild Phoenix
4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd,
Glendale,AZ 85310
(623) 201-2000

Pueblo Grande Ruin
4619 E Washington St,
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 495-0901

OdySea Aquarium
9500 East Via de Ventura A-100,
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 291-8000

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

Name Level Name Phone
Aerospace Medicine Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-4273
Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-9199
Civil Engineering Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-7081
Communications Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-7701
Component Maintenance Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-5762
Comptroller Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-7007
Contracting Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-7163
Dental Operations Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-3125
Equipment Maintenance Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-5708
Fighter Wing 56th 1 (623) 856-5600
Force Support Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-7001
Logistics Readiness Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-7263
Maintenance Group 56th 1 (623) 856-5700
Maintenance Operations Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-5614
Medical Group 56th 1 (623) 856-7502
Medical Operations Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-4032
Medical Support Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-7502
Mission Support Group 56th 1 (623) 856-6304
Operations Group 56th 1 (623) 856-3005
Operations Support Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-3388
Security Forces Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-5979
Training Squadron 56th 1 (623) 856-6633
Base Exchange Base Exchange 1 (623) 935-2671
Food Court Base Exchange 1 (623) 935-2671
Enrollment - SNAIC Exceptional Family Member Program 1 (623) 856-6550
Family Support Exceptional Family Member Program 1 (623) 856-6550
Family Support Exceptional Family Member Program 1 (623) 856-6841
Enrollment Exceptional Family Member Program 1 (623) 856-6550
Fitness Center Fitness Center 1 (623) 856-6241
Annex Fitness Center 1 (623) 856-8299
Education Services Flight Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-7722
Service Station/Car Care Center Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-6017
Consolidated Dormitory Management Office Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-7841
Barber and Beauty Shop Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 535-7430
TRICARE/BCAC Luke Air Force Base 1 (888) 874-9378
Casualty Assistance Office Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-7834
Luke Community Chapel Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-6211
Child Development Center Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-6338
Military Personnel Section/Customer Service Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-7832
Civilian Personnel Flight Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-7747
Commissary Luke Air Force Base 1 (632) 935-3821
Shoppette/Class Six/Service Station Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 266-0040
Dental Clinic Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-2273
Airman and Family Readiness Center Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-6550
Airman and Family Readiness Center Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-6273
Air Force Aid Society Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-6839
Base Exchange Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 935-2671
Family Advocacy Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-3417
Family Child Care Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-7470
Accounting and Finance Luke Air Force Base 1 (623) 856-7028