The Air Force Reserve Command’s Most Diverse Fighter Wing

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— An F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II fly in a four-ship formation over Arizona after being refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 944th Fighter Wing is unique in the fact that they train pilots on four different airframes, with two of them being geographically separated from the unit. The F-15E is out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and the A-10 belongs to the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— An F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II fly in a four-ship formation over Arizona after being refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 944th Fighter Wing is unique in the fact that they train pilots on four different airframes, with two of them being geographically separated from the unit. The F-15E is out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and the A-10 belongs to the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— An F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II fly in a four-ship formation over Arizona after being refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 944th Fighter Wing is unique in the fact that they train pilots on four different airframes, with two of them being geographically separated from the unit. The F-15E is out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and the A-10 belongs to the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Lt. Col. Bradley Sullivan, 69th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his F-16 Fighting Falcon through the skies of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 69th FS belongs to the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Lt. Col. Bradley Sullivan, 69th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his F-16 Fighting Falcon through the skies of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 69th FS belongs to the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Lt. Col. Bradley Sullivan, 69th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his F-16 Fighting Falcon through the skies of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 69th FS belongs to the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Lt. Col. Bradley Sullivan, 69th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his F-16 Fighting Falcon through the skies of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 69th FS belongs to the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Col. (ret) Jim Greenwald, previous 944th Fighter Wing commander, flies his F-35 Lightning II over the state of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Col. (ret) Jim Greenwald, previous 944th Fighter Wing commander, flies his F-35 Lightning II over the state of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, flies his A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionally named the Warthog, over the State of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The Warthog is the Air Force’s only aircraft specifically designed for close air support to protect combat troops on the ground. The 924th Fighter Group is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, flies his A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionally named the Warthog, over the State of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The Warthog is the Air Force’s only aircraft specifically designed for close air support to protect combat troops on the ground. The 924th Fighter Group is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Lt. Col. Bradley Sullivan, 69th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his F-16 Fighting Falcon through the skies of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 69th FS belongs to the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Lt. Col. Bradley Sullivan, 69th Fighter Squadron commander, flies his F-16 Fighting Falcon through the skies of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 69th FS belongs to the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, lines up his A-10 Thunderbolt II for in-flight refueling by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 924th FG is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, lines up his A-10 Thunderbolt II for in-flight refueling by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 924th FG is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— An F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II fly in a four-ship formation over Arizona after being refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 944th Fighter Wing is unique in the fact that they train pilots on four different airframes, with two of them being geographically separated from the unit. The F-15E is out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and the A-10 belongs to the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— An F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II fly in a four-ship formation over Arizona after being refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 944th Fighter Wing is unique in the fact that they train pilots on four different airframes, with two of them being geographically separated from the unit. The F-15E is out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and the A-10 belongs to the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, lines up his A-10 Thunderbolt II for in-flight refueling by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 924th FG is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, lines up his A-10 Thunderbolt II for in-flight refueling by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 924th FG is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Col. (ret) Jim Greenwald, previous 944th Fighter Wing commander, flies his F-35 Lightning II over the state of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Col. (ret) Jim Greenwald, previous 944th Fighter Wing commander, flies his F-35 Lightning II over the state of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes: the F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Col. Jason Reiss, 414th Fighter Group commander, flies his F-15 Strike Eagle through the skies of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 414th FG is located at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and is geographically separated from its parent unit the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Col. Jason Reiss, 414th Fighter Group commander, flies his F-15 Strike Eagle through the skies of Arizona, June 3, 2021. The 414th FG is located at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and is geographically separated from its parent unit the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, lines up his A-10 Thunderbolt II for in-flight refueling by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 924th FG is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, lines up his A-10 Thunderbolt II for in-flight refueling by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 924th FG is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, lines up his A-10 Thunderbolt II for in-flight refueling by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 924th FG is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Col. Abel Ramos, 924th Fighter Group commander, lines up his A-10 Thunderbolt II for in-flight refueling by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 924th FG is located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and is geographically separated from their parent wing, the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th FW is the Air Force Reserve Command’s most diverse fighter wing as it’s the only wing that trains on four different airframes. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— An F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II fly in a four-ship formation over Arizona after being refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 944th Fighter Wing is unique in the fact that they train pilots on four different airframes, with two of them being geographically separated from the unit. The F-15E is out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., and the A-10 belongs to the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— An F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, and an A-10 Thunderbolt II fly in a four-ship formation over Arizona after being refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, June 3, 2021. The 944th Fighter Wing is unique in the fact that they train pilots on four different airframes, with two of them being geographically separated from the unit. The F-15E is out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., and the A-10 belongs to the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The 161st ARW is stationed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech Sgt. Nestor Cruz)

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