Air Control Squadron Inactivated

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 107th Air Control Squadron at Luke Air Force Base recently ceased operations after more than four decades of activity. The Thunderbolt, the base newspaper, reported on Oct. 11 that Luke officials inactivated the unit during a ceremony on Sept. 30. The unit had run Air Education and Training Command’s weapons director schoolhouse and also provided command and control for thousands of sorties flown each year by F-16s of Luke’s 56th Fighter Wing and the Arizona ANG’s 162nd FW in Tucson, according to the report. The Air Force in March 2012 announced plans to inactivate the 107th ACS. In June of this year, it shifted the Active Duty 607th ACS from Air Combat Command to AETC in order to take over the schoolhouse functions.