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Chiefs announced

Posted November 21, 2014 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

Senior master sergeants selected for promotion to chief master sergeant at Luke Air Force Base posed in front of the static F-16 Fighting Falcon in front of the wing headquarters building. They are, from left, Kelbey Norton, 56th Medical Support Squadron; Ben Carson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron; Lawrence Witt, 56th Operations Support Squadron; Blake Holm,…

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Enlisted promotion system changes continue

Posted November 21, 2014 by

WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion. The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Staff Sgt. Dustin Rysavy-Hollis 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Aircrew Egress Systems Journeyman Home town: Apopka, Florida Years in service: Five Family: Father, Tim Hollis and mom, Roxann Rysavy Previous assignments: Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom Inspirations: My father is a huge inspiration; he works hard for what he gets Greatest feat: Performed a recovery…

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ALS graduates 31 senior airmen

Posted November 7, 2014 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 31 senior airmen Oct. 23 from class 14-7. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Andrea Romo, 162nd Force Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Frederick Anglin, 56th Comptroller Squadron; and Aaron Norfleet, 56th Communications Squadron Commandant’s Award: Aaron Norfleet, 56th CS Academic Achievement Award: Frederick Anglin, 56th…

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Retired chief bleeds blue

Posted November 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Courtesy photo Ret. Chief Master Sgt. Geno Piccoli Fighting for something you believe in means it is very important to your life. Retired Chief Master Sgt. Geno Piccoli, 56th Force Support Squadron administrative assistant, and Luke Volunteer Program manager, has served more than 40 years in the U.S. Air Force. His love and devotion for…

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Injured EOD Airman returns to fuller life

Posted November 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Retired Tech. Sgt. Matthew Slaydon, an explosive ordnance disposal technician from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, was critically injured Oct. 24, 2007, while serving to protect convoy routes in Iraq.

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AETC announces excellence award

Posted October 31, 2014 by

The Air Education and Training command announced the winner of the Installation Excellence Award Oct. 8 given for improved work environment or physical plant, improved quality of life, enhanced productivity of the work force, increased customer satisfaction or improved customer service, encouraging bottom-to-top communication and team problem solving, and promoting unit cohesiveness and recognizing outstanding…

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Present arms!

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Daniel “Nanoo” Mayer, pilot for a day, salutes in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 24 at the 310th Fighter Squadron. The pilot for a day program focuses on children who have serious or chronic conditions and invites them to be a part of a flying squadron for a day. Mayer was diagnosed with…

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Nothing stops an Air Force mom

Posted October 24, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and it’s designed to raise awareness about disability employment issues and the contributions made by employees with disabilities.

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Jessica Behrens 56th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacist Hometown: Seneca, Missouri Years in service: Three Family: Husband, Chris; daughter, Katelyn, 2; son, Levi, 5 months Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of Arkansas and doctor of pharmacy from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska Previous assignments: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida; Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Springfield-Beckley National Guard,…

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