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AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit Thunderbolt nation

Posted October 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, 2017, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

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Luke Veterinary Treatment Facility keeps working animals; service member’s pets healthy

Posted October 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

A gentle rub against your leg, lick in your face and fur on your clothes — the tell-tale signs of owning a furry friend. For most, pets are more than just animals, they are family members and for many government agencies, they are a vital part of the team. The Luke (Air Force Base, Ariz.)…

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Luke AFB blood drive

Posted October 11, 2017 by

Thunderbolt Nation steps up to replenish Phoenix blood banks after Las Vegas tragedy.

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 1 & 2

Posted October 6, 2017 by

56th Comptroller Squadron Mission: Deliver world-class decision support on all financial matters while deploying mission-ready Airmen. Demographics: CPTS consists of three officers, 19 enlisted and 17 civilian employees. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Joseph Nicholas Superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Patrica Helderman First sergeant: Master Sgt. Randolph Rundio Responsibilities: CPTS is responsible for planning and executing an…

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‘Rock rules’ imperative

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The Rock* rests quietly on the north side of the 56th Fighter Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 452, and is ready for all challenges. 1. The 56th Fighter Wing Commander (Thunderbolt 1) is the owner of the Rock. 2. Thunderbolt 1 delegates care and painting of the Rock to any unit (group, squadron, flight, section, unit, or…

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 3

Posted October 6, 2017 by

309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks Mission: Build the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots. Demographics: Thirty-two assigned and attached instructor pilots who train approximately 40 student pilots each year, three enlisted squadron aviation resource management professionals, one civilian, one enlisted personnelist, attached contract employees and enlisted aircrew flight equipment professionals. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Kathryn Gaetke…

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Herschel Walker visits Luke, speaks to Airmen about resiliency

Posted October 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4 to see the base and speak to Thunderbolts during an all-call.

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 4 & 5

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56th Maintenance Group staff Mission: Plan, monitor, train, manage, and adapt through precise scheduling, and efficient execution to produce the world’s finest maintainers, and fighter pilots. Demographics: There are 167 active-duty and 14 civilian members. Leadership Section commander: Maj. James Hodges Maintenance operations superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Heather Tufty Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt….

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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 6

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56th Civil Engineer Squadron Mission: Provide technically sound combat-ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke Air Force Base through engineering and emergency response services. Demographics: There are 241 active-duty and 110 civilian members assigned. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Paul Fredin Deputy commander: Neil Wentz Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Campbell First sergeant: Master Sgt….

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Tenant Units

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Air Force Office of  Special Investigations Detachment 421 Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government. Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists. History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948,…

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