Salutes & Awards

November 3, 2017
 

Thunderbolt of the week: September and October

Sept. 13
Airman 1st Class Dorothy Zurlinden
56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
Armament technician
Zurlinden has the characteristics of a true leader with her dedication constantly displayed on- and off-duty through her commitment to her fellow Airmen and unit.

Sept. 30
Staff Sgt. Caitlin Carter
56th Fighter Wing Legal Office
NCO in charge
Carter has been leading the team through an above average operations tempo, all the while also carrying out upgrade training for the only three-level paralegal at the legal office. She truly represents the best of what we expect from young NCOs in the 56th FW.

Oct. 4
Melissa Arnold
56th Force Support Squadron
Club Five Six manager
Melissa has been serving for 18 years and strives daily to learn something new. She offers kind words and encouragement to those she encounters and creates relevant programs and events to offer the Luke community




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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

New Air Traffic Control Trainer Course better prepares Airmen to control the skies

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Airman 1st Class Morgan Ray, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, scans the flight line with binoculars at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

Base’s roster of F-35s increasing; spike in noise complaints

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander performs a high-speed vertical climb during an F-35 Demo practice at Luke Air Force, Base. Ariz., J...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Metals Technology: Innovating the future of airpower

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider A 5-axis computer numerical control machine mills a piece of metal for an F-35A Lightning II, Feb. 6, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Metals technology uses this equipment ...