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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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56th Fighter Wing names quarterly award winners

Posted September 1, 2016 by

The following individuals are wing quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Franko Salajcik, 607th Air Control Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Thomas Tedesco, 56th Operations Support Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Rene Garza, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Robert Hooper, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Company grade officer instructor pilot: Capt. Joseph Chasser,…

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FWSAs announce quarterly awards

Posted August 4, 2016 by

The following individuals received second quarter awards from the 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies: Airman: Senior Airman Corey Shires, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer, 56th FW Public Affairs Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Loraine Reese, 56th FW Inspector General Office Company grade officer: Capt. Jheremy Perkins, 56th FW Legal Office Civilian: (Category I):…

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136 T-bolts selected for Tech. Sgt.

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Air Force selected 136 Luke staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant. The Luke selection rate was 21.69 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 380. This is the first technical sergeant promotion release since the implementation of the new Enlisted Evaluation System. “We began this process…

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ALS graduates 44 in class 16-5

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

ALS graduates 44 in class 16-5 The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 43 senior airmen and one staff sergeant June 30 in class 16-5. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Dontae Smith, 56th Communications Squadron Distinguished graduates: John Dameron, 56th Operations Support Squadron, William Langston, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Tatiana…

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Technical sergeant selects announced

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Kimberly Edwards Brandon

The Air Force announced the following staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Christina Johnson, Staci Miller and Andrea Sanchez 56th Operations Group Andrew Anderson, Edward Berger, Gerald Creech, Christopher Doran, Travis Fifth, Walter Lemen, Chrystal McDonough, Adrian Parker Jr., Jaime Rios, Karl Saenz,…

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Chrach: Decorated MWD retires

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Phoenix Dog Magazine

After eight years of serving in the military, Chrach (pronounced “crash”), 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog, retired in May and was given into the care of his first trainer at Luke Air Force Base. An 8-year old German shepherd from the Netherlands, he was a puppy when he joined the Air Force and…

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CORY GOSSETT
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New command chief takes reins

Posted August 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Luke Air Force Base,  Ariz. — Charged with leading professional development for the enlisted at Luke Air Force Base, Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski has taken the reins as the 56th Fighter Wing’s newest command chief, replacing Chief John Mazza in June. Kwiatkowski focuses his effort on creating and maintaining high-quality enlisted Airmen that lead…

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Posted August 4, 2016 by

AETC names Allen trophy heir The following individual received the Air Education and Training Command nomination for the General Lew Allen Jr. Trophy: Company grade officer: Capt. Keith Bacon, 54th Maintenance Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico 19th AF announces Sijan award The following individual received the 19th Air Force nomination for the Lance…

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STACI MILLER
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Luke Airman ‘fit to fight’

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Keli Manglona, 56th Maintenance Group weapons quality assurance inspector, used motivation and dedication to rise from amateur to professional fighting. Manglona got into fights as a child, he said. In the 10th grade, he met a teacher who forever changed his life. “I was about to get…

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