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August 29, 2014

New SNCOs head back to school

Senior Airman Grace Lee

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A Luke Honor Guardsman presents the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action table Aug. 22 during the Senior NCO Professional Development Course in the Club Five Six Ballroom at Luke Air Force Base. The table is a reminder of those who are missing in action or held as prisoners of war.

 
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Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th FW command chief, leads the students in a formation run Aug. 22. During the course, students learned about dorm inspections from a first sergeant, visited the 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center, the 56th FSS Education Center and more.

 
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Students perform a high-knee warm up exercise Aug. 20 in the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Luke chiefs from across the base mentored the students on subjects ranging from promotions, selection boards, enlisted force structure, enlisted Luke heritage, ethics and core values to team building and motivation.

 
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Luke Airmen wore Air Force uniforms from different time periods Aug. 22 at the ceremony. The uniforms are from the Texas Air Museum’s Heritage Collection.

 
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Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to Senior NCO Professional Development Course students Aug. 19 at Luke Air Force Base. The purpose of the course is to prepare newly promoted master sergeants or selects on their roles and responsibilities as senior NCOs.




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