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New SMSgts announced

Posted April 5, 2019 by

The following master sergeants have been selected for senior master sergeant at Luke Air Force Base:  56th Fighter Wing Colette Roe 56th Operations Support Squadron Rebecca James 607th Air Control Squadron David Moats 56th Maintenance Group Maximillia Heredia and John Julian 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron James Byers 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit John Accurso 63rd AMU…

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March of the Fallen held to remember heroes who passed

Posted March 20, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Participants in the March of the Fallen ruck march climb a hill in Buckeye, Ariz., March 16, 2019. Attendees rucked 4.5 miles to honor fallen troops and to give back to the community, by filling their bags with canned foods that were donated to a local…

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GCU hosts Luke leadership, families: Honors military members, their service to America

Posted March 4, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Senior Airman Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group, Detachment 2 aviation resource manager, sings “God Bless America” before a Grand Canyon University basketball game, Feb. 27, 2019 in Phoenix, Ariz. GCU hosted Luke Air Force Base leadership and families honoring military members and their service to America….

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ALS graduates 45 senior airmen

Posted March 1, 2019 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 45 senior airmen Feb. 7 in class 19-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow: James Sykes, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Corey Keleher, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron; James Boglivi, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Patrick Forehand, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Jonathan Sisson, 56th Operations Support…

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AETC announces 2018 media contest winners

Posted March 1, 2019 by

The following individuals received 2018 Air, Education and Training Command media awards: 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Graphics Animation: Richard McManus Digital art: Denise Willhite Identity design: Richard McManus Civilian graphic designer: Richard McManus

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Posted January 11, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Senior Airman Amber Gordon, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a portrait with her MWD, Boss, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2019. The MWD handler is responsible for protecting and defending military installations with their loyal canine partner by their…

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ALS graduates 36

Posted January 4, 2019 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Dec. 13, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base: The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Ridge Shan, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Distinguished graduates: Enrique Marquez, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron; Korwin Nelson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron; and Malachi Speller,…

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Base recognizes honor guardsmen

Posted January 4, 2019 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. FRANKLIN RAMOS

Members from the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard were awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal Dec. 12, 2018, during an honor guard recognition breakfast ceremony. Twelve Airmen were recognized for completing a one-year commitment to the honor guard team. “These 12 guardsmen have collectively supported more than 1,000 military funerals and ceremonies, and served…

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Luke AFB recognizes 12 honor guardsmen

Posted December 19, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Franklin Ramos

Members from the Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Honor Guard were Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal during an Honor Guard recognition breakfast ceremony Dec. 12, 2018.

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Honoring the life of Capt. Stephen “Trip” Grace

Posted December 14, 2018 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook A picture of Capt. Stephen “Trip” Grace is displayed during a memorial service Dec. 7, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grace was assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron and was recognized as the Company Grade Officer of the Year in 2018. The life of Capt….

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