Salutes & Awards

August 1, 2014

MXG announces best of quarter

The following individuals and unit are 56th Maintenance Group quarterly best-of-the-best award winners:

Weapons load crew

309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Crew 201
Staff Sgt. Tyler Pacitti, Senior Airman Robert Shilander and Airman 1st Class Gerald Casteel Jr.

Maintenance professional

Airman: Senior Airman Bryan McCanna, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
NCO: Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson, 56th Maintenance Group
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. David Justice, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Civilian: Alan Flynn, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Maintenance support

Airman: Airman 1st Class Stephon Henson, 56th CMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Jesse Hawk, 56th AMXS
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Brooks Hickmond, 56th EMS

Quarterly awards

Airman: Senior Airman Joshua Heninger, 56th EMS
NCO: Staff Sgt. Matthew Cabanas, 56ths CMS
Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Andrew Wasson, 56th CMS
Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Sarah Dugan, 56th EMS
Civilian (Category I): Leland Lopez, 56th EMS
Civilian (Category II): Chad Chauvin, 56th CMS




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Rain

Lakefront property …

A staff sergeant watches as water continues to flood a parking lot Monday in front the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Luke Air Force Base. The base experienced a two-inch rainfall causing flooding and delays around Luke.
 
 
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Program ALIS initiated

No, it isn’t the Program Alice from the “Resident Evil” movies. It is the Autonomic Logistics Information Systems, also known as ALIS, which enables F-35 Lightning II operators to plan ahead to maintain and sustain its sy...
 
 

‘The butterfly effect’

Shortly after taking command, the Wild Duck Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge requested I explain to his Airmen exactly what the pilots would be doing on training missions during an upcoming temporary duty. I was embarrassed that he had to ask. In this specific case, I had thoughtlessly kept these details from our closest...
 

 

Advise Airmen of rights before asking questions

Every day supervisors are faced with challenging scenarios and situations that require them to engage in efforts to help their Airmen. When this engagement is due to a negative act such as theft, damage to property or other possible legal violations, we must resist the instinct to question them directly. One scenario I am presented...
 
 
Senior Airman 
GRACE LEE

Thunderbolts save volts

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE A solar array panel stands on a dormitory roof Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. There are currently four active solar arrays on base. The solar array shown will produce hot water to the dormitory. With res...
 
 

News Briefs September 12, 2014

GOV service station closure The Base Service Station (government-owned vehicle gas station) will close at midnight Sept. 28 and reopen at midnight Oct. 1. For more information, email Staff Sgt. Bradley Ahlemeyer at bradley.ahlemeyer@us.af.mil or call 623-856-7391. Quit tobacco for 31 days The Stoptober Challenge is to be smoke free for the month of October....
 




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