Salutes & Awards

January 11, 2019
 

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

Senior Airman Amber Gordon, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a portrait with her MWD, Boss, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2019. The MWD handler is responsible for protecting and defending military installations with their loyal canine partner by their side.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Caleb Worpel

Senior Airman Amber Gordon, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a portrait at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2019. Roughly 2,300 Department of Defense canines are stationed around the world alongside their human counterparts.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

Senior Airman Zachory Boozel, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses with his MWD, DC, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2019. MWD’s and their handlers protect approximately 7,000 personnel at Luke.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Caleb Worpel

Senior Airman Zachory Boozel, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a portrait at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Jan. 7, 2019. Roughly 2,300 Department of Defense canines are stationed around the world alongside their human counterparts.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

Staff Sgt. Nathan Rust, 56th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, poses for a portrait at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2019. Rust has been an instructor for eight years and is responsible for qualifying Airmen in combat arms training.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Caleb Worpel

Staff Sgt. Nathan Rust, 56th Security Forces combat arms instructor, poses for a portrait at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2019. Rust has been an instructor for eight years and ensures Airmen are qualified to properly fire and maintain weapon safety.




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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

New 56th Communications Squadron facility to open in 2020

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Oscar Siqueiros, Army Corps of Engineers project manager discusses building plans for the new 56th Communication Squadron building, Jan. 14, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz....
 
 

New Year’s Resolution: Read about the past for the future

It’s a common refrain today: People don’t read anymore. Gone, it seems, are the days of printed newspapers, as subscriptions have steadily declined and many daily publications have disappeared. It seems all but certain that we live in an era of headlines and newsfeed snippets that offer information designed for the passing glance at phone...
 
 

U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DOD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. The troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria, the U.S. military said, an attack that came...