Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

Posted December 2, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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56th FW announces quarterly awards

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The following individuals are 2016 56th Fighter Wing third quarter award winners: Airman: Airman 1st Class Christopher Mashek, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Jody Hill, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Marc Sellers, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th Comptroller Squadron Field grade officer:…

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Luke shines at NCO academy

Posted December 2, 2016 by

One hundred fifteen NCOs graduated from NCO Academy Nov. 9. Two Thunderbolts were among them and also received awards. Commandant Award: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Academic achievement: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th LRS Distinguished graduates: Tech. Sgt. Myra Melendez, 56th LRS and Tech. Sgt. Robert Degoey, 56th Security Forces Squadron

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AF names award winners

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The following individual and wing received Air Force-level awards: Air Force Outstanding Unit July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015: 56th Fighter Wing Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Public Affairs 56th FW Public Affairs 2016 Air Force Automotive Service Excellence Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Sevaaetasi, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron

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607th ACS graduates 34

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of Cynthia Brophy, 607th ACS

The 607th Air Control Squadron graduated 34 students in October and November: Distinguished graduates: Senior Airman Steven Choi, 726th ACS and Airman 1st Class David Logan, 116th ACS. Other graduates according to course: Surveillance tech 726th ACS Airman 1st Class Kyle Ford 134th ACS Senior Airman Oliver Hughes and Airman 1st Class Matthew Means 606th…

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ALS graduates 35 senior airmen

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The John L. Rhodes Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen Oct. 27 in class 16-7. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Robert Shilander, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Timothy Wallace, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; Mark Edwards, 756th AMXS; and Kevin Noonan, 943rd Mission Support Flight Commandant’s Award: Regina Fragale, 120th Operations…

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Tbolts bring home AETC awards

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The following received Air Education and Training Command-level awards: 2017 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence: Luke Air Force Base 2016 Aviation Resource Management NCO: Staff Sgt. Adrian Parker, 56th Operations Support Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Benjamin Taylor, 62nd Fighter Squadron 2016 Weapons Safety Manager: Thomas Todd, 56th FW Safety 2016 Public Affairs Communication Excellence 56th Fighter…

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Salutes and Awards: 3rd quarter FWSA awards announced

Posted October 7, 2016 by

The following individuals received quarterly awards: Airman: Senior Airman James Hensley, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs NCO: Staff Sgt. Staci Miller, 56th FWPA Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Angel Cain, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th Comptroller Squadron Civilian (Category I): Nicole Eades, 56th CPTS Civilian (Category II): Kiley Dougherty,…

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.
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Weather forecaster retires after 50 plus years of service

Posted September 30, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

A civilian, with the 56th Operations Support Squadron weather flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is retiring after 52 years of combined military and federal service.

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AF announces SSgt selects

Posted September 1, 2016 by

The Air Force announced Aug. 25 the following 318 senior airmen have been selected for promotion to staff sergeant at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Jenna Bigham 56th Comptroller Squadron Blanton Chamberlain, Kyle Reaves and Corey Shires 56th Operations Support Squadron Harold Charles, Mereena Fahndrich, Bryce Gardner, Clerissa Hoard, Jared Linke, Alexander Lopez,…

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