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The Book 2017: Luke AFB Edition Seven Page 6

Posted October 6, 2017 by

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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56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 2, 2015 by

People Active duty 3,149 Officers 288 Second lieutenant 20 First lieutenant 29 Captain 87 Major 93 Lieutenant colonel 47 Colonel 11 Brigadier general 1 Enlisted 2,861 Airman basic 7 Airman 58 Airman first class 438 Senior airman 825 Staff sergeant 772 Technical sergeant 443 Master sergeant 249 Senior master sergeant 46 Chief master sergeant 23…

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Gym gets facelift, redesign

Posted September 11, 2015 by Courtesy graphic

Courtesy graphic The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center will undergo state-of-the-art renovations later this year and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017. Changes to the gym will require most of the interior walls to be removed, providing open floor plans for cardiovascular and weight lifting areas. Once work areas are…

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Vehicle operators keep GOVs in top form

Posted February 18, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Goershel inspects the spare tire for damage on one of the 78 vehicles vehicle operators maintain. Casper cleans the bus windows. The vehicles are waxed to help protect the paint against the effects of the sun. Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley Airman 1st Class Tyler Casper, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, washes…

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MDG clinic renovates, reduces footprint

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The 56th Medical Group clinic is currently undergoing renovations to modify the building layout and reduce the energy footprint. Construction on the $35-million project began early February and will be completed November 2017. “A lot of the old infrastructure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical are being…

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56th Operations Group

Posted October 7, 2016 by

56th Training Squadron Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots by providing peerless instruction, virtual training and training systems management Demographics: There are 14 officers, eight civilians and 201 contract employees Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden Director of operations: Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier and Maj. Matthew Brockhaus Responsibilities: Provides 97 percent of…

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AFE Airmen maintain flight equipment through teamwork

Posted January 11, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Maintaining flight equipment for a fifth generation fighter aircraft requires precision and skill. Providing F-35 Lightning II pilots with the proper gear is essential for 61st Fighter Squadron Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Ret. Gen. Breedlove visits Luke, reflects on career

Posted April 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Retired Gen. Philip Breedlove, a former 56th Fighter Wing commander, visited with Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 29-30 interacting with various units and Airmen on base.

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In Brief

Posted June 2, 2017 by

Changes of command 56th Component Maintenance Squadron — Maj. Edward Romero will assume command of the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron at 7:56 a.m. June 8 in Hangar 999. 61st Fighter Squadron — Lt. Col. Mike Gette, 61st Fighter Squadron commander, is relinquishing command to Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier at 7:56 a.m. June 12 in Hangar…

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Airman finds recipe for Improvement

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

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