The 56th Training Squadron’s (TRS) mission is to provide academic and ground-based instruction to support training the world’s finest F-35 and F-16 pilots. The 56th TRS trains almost half the Air Force’s new fighter pilots each year. It conducts F-35 and F-16 academic and device training in accordance with major command formal syllabi, including initial instruction, transition courses, senior officer courses, Thunderbird and aggressor pilot instruction, forward air control, night systems and Block 50 specialized conversion courses.
All 56th TRS training is conducted across six facilities at Luke AFB. This squadron provides Air Force acceptance and quality control of courseware and manages all aircrew training devices for the 56th Fighter Wing.