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56th TRS trains pilots to fly, fight, win

Posted June 6, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Training F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots to carry out the Air Force mission is a big responsibility. The 56th Training Squadron at Luke Air Force Base is responsible for training F-16 pilots to fly, fight and win.

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Mental health-seeking campaign rolls out

Posted August 1, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

During war, battles are fought, faith is kept and we stand side by side to obtain victory, but the mental battle that can ensue after coming home can affect everyone, especially those closest to the person.

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Luke NCOs take study break

Posted April 13, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Melissa Gomez

Standing, Tech. Sgts. Lee Evertsen, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Allen Limjoco, 56th Medical Group; Kelly Belcher, kneeling, 56th Force Support Squadron; Kristine Gamilla, 56th FSS; Mark Adams, 56th Maintenance Group; and Darien Connor, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, and others visit with U.S. Army veteran, Robert Callaway as he…

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Providing a helping hand

Posted May 18, 2012 by Story by Macario Mora

Roughly 20 Airmen volunteered to help Cartwright Elementary School successfully host the Yee Haw Fun Run, which coordinator Lorain Marquez, 5th grade teacher, hopes will become an annual event.

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Pilot for a day

Posted July 27, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

Capt. Mark Vahle, 308th Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, speaks with pilot for a day Jensen Harris, 13, July 18, and her mother during the pilot for a day event at Luke Air Force Base. Vahle took Harris to...

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Street Beat – September 7, 2012

Posted September 7, 2012 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Christopher Vonhatten

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 24 through 30. Tickets Security forces issued citations for 19 moving and one nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 24: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the Luke Air Force Base exchange parking garage. There were no injuries. Aug. 25:…

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Disabled retiree has story of courage, rebirth

Posted November 2, 2012 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Former Air Force Capt. David Berling is currently a civilian contract specialist with the 56th Contracting Squadron. Berling was medically retired from the Air Force in 2009....

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Local Briefs December 14, 2012

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Fitness center renovations Bryant Fitness Center floor will be undergoing renovations Monday through Dec. 31. There will be limited access to the main entrance of the fitness center. Signs will be posted for alternate entrance and exit points. For more information, call the fitness center at (623) 856-6241. Thrift shop holiday hours The thrift shop…

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New AETC command chief makes first base visit

Posted March 1, 2013 by by Master Sgt. CINDY DORFNER

Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert Senior Airman Shawn Dyer, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Maintenance Flight crew chief, briefs Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, Air Education and Training Command chief, Feb. 22 when the chief visited Luke Air Force Base. On his first base visit as Air Education and Training Command’s newest enlisted leader, Chief Master Sgt….

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Education center offers college funding options

Posted March 29, 2013 by by Tech. Sgt. JASMINE REIF

The Air Force has had to make difficult choices to preserve readiness, and as a result, Air Force leadership suspended tuition assistance. However, Airmen have many options to help pay for education. Air Force base education centers, staffed with professional, well-trained counselors and advisors, are ready to assist Airmen. “We have the latest information on…

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