Then-Captain Barry Goldwater served as director of ground training the following year.
It also has a 4800 square foot drill hall, command staff offices, reserve unit administration spaces, medical and dental examination areas, six classrooms, a distance learning center, a physical fitness room, and a quarterdeck.
The $11.2 million facility is the first LEED Platinum certified building of the US Navy Reserve Force.
Surviving the crash of his Spad, Lieutenant Luke drew two pistols and fired on German soldiers, killing several of them before he was killed. Army sent a representative to Arizona to choose a site for an Army Air Corps training field for advanced training in conventional fighter aircraft. Another base known as Luke Field, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, released its name so the Arizona base could be called Luke Field.
Luke Field, Oahu, Hawaii Territory (now the Naval Air Station Ford Island) was previously named in his honor. The city of Phoenix bought 1,440 acres (5.8 km) of land which they leased to the government at $1 a year effective 24 March 1941. Advanced flight training in the AT-6 began at Luke in June that same year.
A NOSC is a facility used to provide operational support for training and administrative services to Navy Reserve Units.
NOSC Phoenix supports over 750 Navy Reservists in sixteen Navy Reserve units.There are several tenant units on base, including the 944th Fighter Wing, assigned to 10th Air Force and the Air Force Reserve.The 56th Fighter Wing also trains more than 700 maintenance technicians each year.Groups: The public has been more accommodating to the military operations at Luke Air Force base compared to other Arizona installations like the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, according to a 2015 study.This is due to a buffer of public land around it, that helps against encroachment and land use conflicts.The new 32,055 square foot, one-story facility is located on a 1.85 acre site at Luke AFB with sufficient parking and a secured perimeter to meet current anti-terrorism and force protection standards.