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

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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

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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

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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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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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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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In Brief

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Retiree Appreciation Day Retiree Appreciation Day is to acknowledge the service of the veterans in the local metropolitan area, and to inform veterans of the services and activities that are available to them and their dependents. RAD is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Naval Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300, at Luke Air…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK — Aug. 30

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Tech. Sgt. Thomas Tedesco 56th Range Management Office — Air Combat Training Systems contracting officer Sergeant Tedesco ensures the Barry M. Goldwater Range has all the resources it needs to train 20 different joint units each year. He is the proud dad to nine children and is a highly respected, knowledgeable, and self-motivated Airman. His…

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Luke Air Force Base Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8 through 14 2017 theme: ‘EVERY SECOND COUNTS’ Plan two ways out!

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Oct. 9 through 13: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luke AFB commissary and Exchange • Learn about smoke detectors, home escape plans, kitchen fires and how to use a fire extinguisher • Visit information booths, see videos and get fire prevention materials for all ages • Get a photo taken with Sparky the Fire Dog,…

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