Salutes & Awards

August 4, 2016

FWSAs announce quarterly awards

The following individuals received second quarter awards from the 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies:

Airman: Senior Airman Corey Shires, 56th Comptroller Squadron

NCO: Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer, 56th FW Public Affairs

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Loraine Reese, 56th FW Inspector General Office

Company grade officer: Capt. Jheremy Perkins, 56th FW Legal Office

Civilian: (Category I): Yvonne Godwin, 56th CPTS

Civilian: (Category II): Kiley Dougherty, 56th FWPA

Civilian: (Category III): Chelsea Owens, 56th CPTS

All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


Courtesy photograph

Medical Group staff observe NDEAM at Luke Elementary School

Courtesy photograph Lt. Col. Joseph Beard, 56th Medical Operations Squadron commander, high-fives a student Nov. 21, 2017, at Luke Elementary School, Glendale, Ariz. Service members visited Luke Elementary School in observance ...
Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Pedro Mota

Luke Thunderbolts donate blood for troops

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Pedro Mota An Airman donates blood at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 7 2017. The blood donation took place during an Armed Services Blood Program event. The Armed Services Blood Program t...

James D. Smith: Pearl Harbor veteran

James D. Smith was a reservist in the U.S. Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After being called into active service, he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 4 days after the event. Here is his recollection of what he saw during his time there