President Donald Trump visited Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, Friday to discuss military weapons and technology capabilities and learn about the 56th Fighter Wing’s pilot training mission.
Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, led the president on a tour of static displays of the F-35 and other Air Force equipment, and Trump spent a few minutes talking with a Lightning II pilot.
Afterward, Trump convened with cabinet members, congressmen and defense industry leaders in a roundtable discussion on current defense issues, including cybersecurity, stealth technology and F-35 development.
Trump praised the F-35’s capabilities and the progression of its pilot training program, according to an Air Force new release..
“Our mission is simple," Canterbury said, according to the release. "We train the world’s greatest fighter pilots here. Luke Air Force Base is responsible for training about 95 percent of the United States Air Force’s fighter pilots.”