Relocating to Luke AFB? 

Five things to do to make your move to Luke Air Force Base easier

Congratulations! You’re about to make a move to Luke Air Force Base. Luke Air Force Base is located in Glendale, Arizona and is home to the new F-35 training site. Moving can be a stressful time for anybody, here are five things that you can do to make the transition easier. 

1. Contact the West Valley Home Team

You’re going to need a place to stay while you’re stationed at Luke Air Force Base. The West Valley Home Team can help you find a new residence in no time. They make it easy to locate a home within commuting distance of Luke Air Force Base. There are many cities in which you can find a place you’re sure to love. We’ll help you search in Glendale, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Avondale, Surprise or Buckeye. 

2. Contact your gaining command sponsor and get all your paperwork together

Your gaining command sponsor should contact you shortly after you receive your orders. If they do not contact you, you can contact your gaining unit sponsor to get the information you need. Be sure to hand-carry all of your important paperwork. You will need your passports, military service record, leave and earning statements, PCS orders, immunization records for children, marriage certificate, household good inventory lists, military ID cards, and proof of car registration and insurance. 

3. Arrange the movement of your household goods

Contact the Defense Personal Property system to set up the pick-up and delivery of your household items. 

4. Get familiar with on-base perks and amenities

Luke Air Force Base offers child care services for personnel as well as a program called Heartlink for military spouses. Military personnel and family can also use the Family Services’ Loan Closet where you can borrow kitchenware, baby furnishings, futons and other household items if needed. 

5. Visit relocation assistance

Any newcomers to Luke Air Force Base are encouraged to visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center. You will receive information about the local community, such as maps, brochures, school data, crime rates and recreational activities. 

We hope this helps get your ducks in a row for your big move. The West Valley Home Team looks forward to assisting you with finding a new happy home.

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