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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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

General Canterbury takes command of 56th FW

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed its new wing commander June 20, as Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury assumed command of the 56th Fighter Wing from Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard. Canterbury, a command pilot with more than 4,100 flyi...

Luke’s Honor Guard awards presentation

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing Commander, gives remarks after presenting Luke’s graduating honor guardsmen with an Air Force Achievement medal June 13, 2018 at ...

Motorcycle safety

One of the most important things about riding a motorcycle is personal protective equipment. Make sure you’re wearing all the gear, all the time.