Sen. Mark Kelly Visits Luke Air Force Base

Today, United States Senator Mark Kelly visited Luke Air Force Base, where he was briefed by base leadership on Luke’s mission including the F-35 program, toured the flight line, and visited the Academic Training Center and simulator. Kelly is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he will advocate for Arizona’s defense priorities including Luke’s critical role in our national security strategy.

Senator Kelly examines an F-35 at Luke Air Force Base.

In addition, earlier today, Kelly was named chair of the Senate Armed Service Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. The panel oversees Department of Defense policies and programs related to intelligence, special operations, and counterterrorism, among others. The committee’s jurisdiction includes the intelligence missions based at Fort Huachuca in Cochise County, Arizona, and the work being done at Arizona installations to develop technology and capabilities to respond to emerging threats is also central to the committee’s goals.