Luke Air Force Base, located about seven miles from downtown Glendale, is part of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). Luke AFB is a major pilot-training base that was built in 1940. The host unit of Luke AFB is the 56th Fighter Wing. The 56th FW is the Air Force’s largest fighter wing and trains pilots on F-16 aircraft. Tenant units include the 607th Air Control Squadron, the 944th Fighter Wing, and the 69th Fighter Squadron.
To find your apartment near Luke Air Force Base, begin looking in Glendale. This charming city is considered Arizona’s “Antique Capital.” It is also home to Midwestern University, a medical school, and Thunderbird School of Global Management, an international business school. In addition to the antique stores that populate the city, Glendale is home to Arrowhead Towne Center Mall.
Phoenix is only about 15 miles east of Luke AFB – easily within commuting distance. Phoenix, the largest city in Arizona, is also the capital. It is also the county seat of Maricopa County and one of the largest cities in the nation. Other cities near Luke AFB include Peoria, Glendale, Deer Valley Village, Surprise, Sun City, Goodyear, Maryvale Village, and Estrella Village.