Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham
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Dental squadron discovery leads to AETC award

Posted October 16, 2017 by SSgt Jensen Stidham

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Personnel within the 56th Dental Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., wear a “Trusted Care” badge as a reminder to provide exemplary care to their patients. The Air Force Medical Service initiated Trusted Care in 2015 with nine principles: respect for people, duty to speak up,…

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ALS graduates 45 from Class 17-6

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 44 senior airmen and one petty officer first class Aug. 31. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Ericks King 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jeremy Johnson, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Silver Gonzales, 56th CMS; Daniel Keum, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Anna Burke, 56th…

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AETC announces award

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The following individual received an American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration award: 2018 National Public Service Award Master Sgt. Nina Brown, 54th Maintenance Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico “Sergeant Brown expertly reflowed engine cycle consumption, which prevented 32 early engine removals, saving 7,600 man…

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Quarterly awards announced

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Chris Moore, 56th CPTS Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Vilma Cantu, 56th FW Public Affairs Company grade officer: Chaplain (Capt.) Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Rebecca Heyse, 56th…

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AETC announces award winner

Posted September 1, 2017 by

The following individual received a 2017 Air Education and Training Command award: General Lew Allen Jr. Award Senior NCO: Carlos Pubillones, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron The General Lew Allen Jr. Award recognizes the base-level logistics readiness of those directly involved in mission execution and accomplishment.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Luke honors gold star family

Posted August 30, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

As part of a Department of Defense program launched in May 2017, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., honored its first gold star family Aug. 18, 2017.

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Portraits in Courage: Capt. Dustin Smail

Posted August 14, 2017 by Danielle Knight

Air Force photograph Capt. Dustin Smail, an instructor pilot in the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was chosen for his courage in combat as a 2017 Portraits in Courage honoree. Honorees for this year’s “Portraits in Courage” program were recently released. “Portraits in Courage” is a 10-year tradition that pays tribute…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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Thunderbolt earns Outstanding Airman of the Year

Posted August 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wilson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment support NCO in charge at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has been awarded as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year and attributes his success to his rigorous fitness routine and family.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Luke graduates first F-35A initial qualification course

Posted August 7, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Class 17-ABL from the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., made history graduating the first F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course Aug. 5, 2017.

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36 senior airmen graduate ALS

Posted August 4, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 36 senior airmen June 29 from Class 17-5. The award winners are: John L. Levitow: Moriah Farnam, 61st Fighter Squadron Distinguished graduates: Taylor Wellnitz, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Jacob Mraz, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Commandant’s award: Jacob Mraz, 56th CMS…

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