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56th Fighter Wing

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56th Fighter Wing Mission To train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 fighter pilots Training (fiscal 2016) F-16 B-course graduates 60    (Luke and Holloman combined) Current students Luke 30 Holloman 34 F-35 B-course graduates 0 Current students 0 (first class starts Dec. 5) MRA graduates 5  urrent students 8 Leadership Wing commander: Brig. Gen….

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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 FW 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 or training class)…

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56th Operations Group

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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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56th Maintenance Group

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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 166 active-duty and 14 civilian members Leadership Section commander: Maj. Daniel Kline Maintenance operations superintendent: Master Sgt. Heather Tufty Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Patrick…

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56th Medical Group

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56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Support 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs Demographics: There are 59 military active-duty personnel, six civilians and four contractors Leadership Commander: Col. Robert Craig-Gray Squadron superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Oluwasina Awolusi Responsibilities: The Aerospace Medicine Squadron mission is…

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56th Mission Support Group

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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. Gregory Mayer 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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Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Luke Air Force Base Fire Services

Fire prevention is a responsibility shared by everyone; not only in protecting ourselves, families, and our property, but also, the people throughout Luke Air Force Base. Each year, fires kill or injure thousands of Americans and destroy or damage billions of dollars worth of property. Many of these fires might have been prevented by taking…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 7, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

Enjoy life Most people would agree with this idea and desire to experience joy as a natural and normal part of their lives. However, the reality is far too many of us allow ourselves to get caught up with the hurry and worry of life. We hurry with work, family responsibilities and crazy-hectic schedules. We…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams)
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Luke achieves 10,000 F-35 flight hours

Posted October 7, 2016 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

Maj. Nathan Heguy, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II pilot, successfully completed a routine training sortie Sept. 12 to hit officially the 10,000 total combined flight hours in the F-35 for all pilots at Luke Air Force Base. The milestone marks yet another progression in the development of the tactics and utility of the F-35,…

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