Luke searching for hero to experience F-16 flight

Nomination deadline Friday, Jan. 24


To showcase Arizona citizens doing amazing things in local communities, paralleling the efforts put forth by airmen every day, Luke Air Force Base officials want to fly a deserving citizen in the back seat of one of their F-16 jets.

Heroes might include, but are not limited to: a wounded warrior, an average citizen who heroically saved a life, a renowned teacher, a community humanitarian volunteer, a local firefighter, paramedic or police officer, one who mentors children or volunteers as a coach or tutor in a youth program, or someone who dedicates their life to working with at-risk children.

Nominations are accepted through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

Follow Luke on Facebook @Luke56thFW, and on Monday, Jan. 27, the top 10 nominations will be posted for the public to vote and determine a winner.

Information about required physical standards and other criteria including the official nomination form available at under the “Hometown Hero” drop-down menu.