Salutes & Awards

February 3, 2017

AETC announces award winners

The following individuals or units are 2016 Air Education and Training Command awards winners:

Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Effectiveness

Medium aircraft maintenance category: 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Secretary of the Air Force special achievement

Part-time SB specialist: Mary Peetz, 56th Contracting Squadron

Civil engineer excellence

Major General Robert C. Thompson Award (Resources excellent):  56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Major General Clifton D. Wright Award (Outstanding operations flight): 56th CES

Major General L. Dean Fox Award (Senior military manager): Maj. Benjamin Carlson, 56th CES

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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