1 of 9President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he arrives at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Friday for a Defense Capability Tour. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
2 of 9Brig Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander at Luke Air Force Base, greets the president. (Senior Airman Alexander Cook/Air Force)
3 of 9A member of the military takes a selfie with President Trump at Luke Air Force Base. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
4 of 9Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, talks with President Trump Friday about the capabilities of the Air Force and of Luke Air Force Base. (Senior Airman Alexander Cook/Air Force)
5 of 9Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander, briefs the president on the capabilities of the GBU-12 bomb. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
6 of 9President Donald Trump talks to a pilot in the cockpit of an F-35 aircraft during a Defense Capability Tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
7 of 9President Donald Trump engages in a roundtable discussion with cabinet members, congressmen and defense industry leaders Friday at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The discussion focused on a variety of topics, including cybersecurity, foreign military sales and technological advancement. (Senior Airman Ridge Shan/Air Force)
8 of 9President Donald Trump pauses to listen to a reporter's question during a defense coundtable at Luke Air Force Base Friday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
9 of 9President Trump speaks during a defense roundtable at Luke Air Force Base Friday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
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.
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.
Turkish pilots and maintainers have arrived at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona to begin training on their first two F-35 fighter aircraft.
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.”