Luke Air Force Base

Updated: October 5, 2023
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    Luke Air Force Base, located in Maricopa County, Arizona, is a pivotal training hub for the Air Education and Training Command, specializing in instructing pilots on the F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35.

    Base Operator:

    14185 West Falcon Street
    Luke AFB, AZ 85309

    Luke Air Force Base History

    Established in 1941 as Litchfield Park Air Base and later renamed in honor of WWI ace Second Lieutenant Frank Luke Jr., the base has transitioned from a WWII fighter training ground to a modern facility operated by the 56th Fighter Wing. Despite its recognition as a superfund site due to contamination issues, Luke AFB remains a cornerstone for fighter pilot training and maintenance.


    Luke Air Force Base Housing

    Luke Air Force Base offers on-base housing options. Balfour Beatty Communities manages and operates housing at Luke AFB.

    Off-base housing is also available in the surrounding areas, including the city of Glendale, which is home to a large number of military families.

    How to Apply For Housing

    To apply for housing at Luke Air Force Base, you’ll first need to contact the housing office at 623-856-7643. You’ll need to provide necessary information such as your rank, number of dependents and the date you’ll be reporting to the base.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    At the military base, temporary lodging is available at the Fighter Country Inn. This facility is open 24/7 and can be contacted at 623-935-2641. Both Temporary Duty (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) personnel can make reservations for their stay.


    What is the BAH for Luke Air Force Base?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at Luke Air Force Base varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Arizona state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.



    Military Housing Area: AZ013

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $2,097 $1,572
    E02 $2,097 $1,572
    E03 $2,097 $1,572
    E04 $2,097 $1,572
    E05 $2,337 $1,752
    E06 $2,532 $1,896
    E07 $2,550 $2,106
    E08 $2,559 $2,382
    E09 $2,598 $2,430
    W01 $2,547 $2,019
    W02 $2,556 $2,379
    W03 $2,568 $2,439
    W04 $2,625 $2,526
    W05 $2,727 $2,535
    O01E $2,553 $2,334
    O02E $2,562 $2,418
    O03E $2,637 $2,520
    O01 $2,370 $1,851
    O02 $2,529 $2,256
    O03 $2,565 $2,457
    O04 $2,760 $2,529
    O05 $2,919 $2,538
    O06 $2,940 $2,541
    O07 $2,961 $2,559

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    Luke Air Force Base Surrounding Area

    Luke Air Force Base is located in Glendale, Arizona, just 15 miles west of Phoenix. The surrounding area is known for its dry, moderate climate, making it an ideal location for military training. Nearby towns include Surprise, Buckeye, Goodyear and Avondale.


    Luke Air Force Base offers on-base medical services. It’s called the Luke Air Force Base Clinic, an outpatient treatment center. It offers a range of services including family practice, women’s health, and more, with emergency cases and certain specialties referred to the local network, aligning with TRICARE West region standards.

    Active-duty military personnel can access comprehensive dental care, including general dentistry and periodontics, at the co-located 20-chair dental facility.


    Luke AFB offers childcare options through its Child Development Center (CDC). It provides full-day, part-day and hourly care services for children as young as infants, to as old as school-aged children.


    Luke AFB is near Phoenix. It is the home to more than 185 schools across 26 districts. Prospective students’ families should consult Arizona School Report Cards for school quality and performance insights.

    The School Liaison for Luke AFB can help with education questions for families. Reach out at 623-856-6378.

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