Salutes & Awards

January 6, 2017

FW announces quarterly awards

The following individuals are quarterly award winners:

Airman: Senior Airman Alexander Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron

NCO: Tech. Sgt. Rosalind Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Antonio Bell, 56th FW Inspector General

Company grade officer: Capt. Charles Henderlite, 56th FW Plans and Programs

Civilian (Category I): Melissa Hohn, 56th CPTS

Civilian (Category II): Sharon Kozak, 56th FW Community Services

Civilian (Category III): Cindy Calderon, 56th FW Legal

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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