Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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MWDs retire, honored for service

Posted April 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Retiring from the military is a milestone only a few achieve throughout their careers. For military working dogs, their entire life is devoted to service until the day they retire.

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Base honored during annual celebration of life

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Luke Air Force Base received the Platinum Award, the highest possible award, for the number of drives held on base in 2016 by United Blood Services. They also received the Hero Award, which is given to the top 5 percent of Arizona blood sponsors. With more than 1,100 organizations hosting a drive last year, less…

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Luke congratulates new E-8s

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Across the Air Force, 1,391 master sergeants were selected to become senior master sergeants from 11,788 eligible. The overall selection rate was 11.8 percent. Within the 56th Fighter Wing, the following master sergeants were selected for the top 2 percent of the enlisted force. 56th Operations Support Squadron Sean Strong 56th Maintenance Group Clifton Berger…

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AETC announces 2016 winners

Posted April 7, 2017 by

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Award Maj. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron Media New videographer: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell,56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Short-form production: Master Sgt. Michael Jackson, 56th FW/PA Video spot: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell, 56th FW/PA Intelligence, Surveillance and…

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944th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Airman: Staff Sgt. Elisabeth Yates, 944th Medical Squadron NCO: Master Sgt. Scott Jenkins, 924th Maintenance Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Soehnen, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron First sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Jason Cvancara, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron Weapon’s system officer: Maj. Sriram Krishnan, 307th Fighter Squadron Instructor pilot: Maj. William Wisehart, 69th FS Company…

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Best of the best honored

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

As a celebration of outstanding achievements by wing members the 2017 944th Fighter Wing Annual Award winners were honored during a “Casino Royale” themed black tie gala held at the Wigwam Resort on February 11. During the event, which was steeped in heritage and evening attire, Dan Clark, founder and CEO of Dan Clark and…

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56th Fighter Wing announces annual awards

Posted April 7, 2017 by

The following individuals received 2016 56th Fighter Wing annual awards in a ceremony Feb. 25 at the Wigwan in Litchfield Park: Airman Senior Airman Jaypee Simpliciano 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO Tech. Sgt. Sean O’Hagan 56th Force Support Squadron Senior NCO Senior Master Sgt. Marc Sellers 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Company grade officer Capt. Lauren Chaffee 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Field grade officer Maj….

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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West Valley Recognized for Strong Support

Posted March 29, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, joined the West Valley Partners to receive The Great American Defense Community award March 25, 2017, at the Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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Laboratory Airman leads by example, receives award

Posted March 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Eileen Grizzard, 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of specimen processing, poses for a portrait March 9, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grizzard was recently awarded ‘Laboratory Airman of the Year,’ an Air Force Medical Service Award that recognizes top medical…

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AETC names airfield operations awards

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command awards: Air traffic controller: Staff Sgt. Marcus Hilton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield management journeyman: Senior Corey Gaffney, 56th OSS

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