Salutes & Awards

March 2, 2018

AETC awards announced

The following individuals are Air Education and Training Command award winners:


56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Air Force storyteller: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Military photographer: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

New photographer: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Training photo series: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

News photo: Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Feature photo: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Portrait photo: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Military videographer: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell

New videographer: Airman 1st Class Caitlin Gorsi-Diaz

Short-form production: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell

Video spot: Airman 1st Class Caitlin Gorsi-Diaz

White Environmental Award

Civil Engineer Environmental Quality: Jeffrey Schone, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron

Maintenance Effectiveness awards

Small aircraft maintenance category: 56th Component Maintenance Squadron

Medium aircraft maintenance category: 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Maintenance Daedalian Award: 56th Maintenance Group

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Luke spouses receive KC-135 orientation flight

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook A KC-135 Stratotanker pilot assigned to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing presses a switch during an in-flight refueling mission over Arizona, March 12, 2018. Luke Air Force Bas...


On behalf of all Luke Airmen, I extend a warm welcome to Luke Days 2018! We are excited to open our gates to our surrounding communities and fellow Arizonans, who show us unwavering support each and every day. It’s our way of saying thank you and our opportunity to showcase your Air Force and world-renowned...

Rower Airshows Vintage Stearman Airshow

Gary Rower, former U.S. Air Force F-16 instructor pilot, and current airline captain, has flown more than 21,000 hours in numerous airframes. A modified Pratt and Whitney R-985 radial engine powers the Stearman. Almost 1,000 cu...