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2013: The Year in Photos

Posted January 10, 2014 by

Published in January Senior Airman Jason Colbert Members of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron and 56th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medical technicians tend to a simulated victim Jan. 30 during an exercise designed to test the ability of emergency teams to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency. Senior Airman Devante Williams Retired Chief Master…

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Pilot training exhausting, challenging, rewarding

Posted March 7, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

The 308th Fighter Squadron has more than 45 pilots who are dedicated to the training and certification of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. But the FS only gets the new pilots after they have already been through officer training and initial flight training.

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March of the Fallen

Posted April 25, 2014 by Darlene Seltmann

Military members and local community members gather April 20 to participate in the 2014 March of the Fallen event at the Raven Golf Course at Verrado in Buckeye.   The community comes together April 20 to show their support for fallen military members during the annual rucksack march.   Airmen represent the 56th Civil Engineer…

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How’s your jet engine running?

Posted June 27, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

With a dry weight of 3,218 pounds, a length of 191.15 inches, a diameter of 44.60 inches and a max fuel flow of 49,964 pounds per hour, the F-16 Fighting Falcon F100-220 engine is a marvel to see when firing during take-off but jaw-dropping when viewed by itself awaiting maintenance.

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Commandant challenges students to be best

Posted August 22, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Master Sgt. Sheris Poisson, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, briefs students Aug. 12 about the active-shooter exercise Aug. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. Poisson asked the Airmen about proper procedures in response to an active shooter to help prepare them for both the exercise and real world…

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What goes up …

Posted April 27, 2012 by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka
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Street Beat June 8, 2012

Posted June 8, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 24 through 31.   Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving and one nonmoving violations.   Traffic-related incidents: May 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 1137. There were no injuries. May 29: Security forces responded to…

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Street Beat – August 17, 2012

Posted August 17, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 3 through 9: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 7: Security forces responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at Bldg. 1223. There were no injuries. Aug. 9: Security forces responded to a report…

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Football legend still star

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

Living with any kind of disorder is not ideal, and it’s harder with dissociative identity disorder....

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Local Briefs – November 16, 2012

Posted November 16, 2012 by timchisham

No Thunderbolt next week The Thunderbolt will not be published Nov. 23. Look for the next edition Nov. 30. For more information, call (623) 856-5998. Finance office closed The 56th Comptroller Squadron office will be closed Wednesday for Wingman Day. This includes the customer service office. If there is an emergency, or for more information,…

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