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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Posted January 11, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook Senior Airman Amber Gordon, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, poses for a portrait with her MWD, Boss, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2019. The MWD handler is responsible for protecting and defending military installations with their loyal canine partner by their…

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ALS graduates 36

Posted January 4, 2019 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Dec. 13, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base: The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Ridge Shan, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Distinguished graduates: Enrique Marquez, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron; Korwin Nelson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron; and Malachi Speller,…

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Base recognizes honor guardsmen

Posted January 4, 2019 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. FRANKLIN RAMOS

Members from the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard were awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal Dec. 12, 2018, during an honor guard recognition breakfast ceremony. Twelve Airmen were recognized for completing a one-year commitment to the honor guard team. “These 12 guardsmen have collectively supported more than 1,000 military funerals and ceremonies, and served…

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Luke AFB recognizes 12 honor guardsmen

Posted December 19, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Franklin Ramos

Members from the Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Honor Guard were Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal during an Honor Guard recognition breakfast ceremony Dec. 12, 2018.

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Honoring the life of Capt. Stephen “Trip” Grace

Posted December 14, 2018 by Senior Airman Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Alexander Cook A picture of Capt. Stephen “Trip” Grace is displayed during a memorial service Dec. 7, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grace was assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron and was recognized as the Company Grade Officer of the Year in 2018. The life of Capt….

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ALS graduates 47 airmen

Posted December 7, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Sept. 14 in class 18-7. The following award winners are senior airmen: John L. Levitow: David Gay, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Frank Lopez, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Maria Lopez, 56th Security Forces Squadron; Kevin Walker, 56th EMS; and…

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FWSA Airmen get recognized

Posted December 7, 2018 by

The following individuals are third quarter award winners: Airman: Senior Airman, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Staff Sgt. Tayler Curtis, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Charles Marsh III, 56th FW Public Affairs Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Yi Zhao, 56th CPTS Field grade officer: Maj. Rebecca Heyse, 56th FWPA Civilian (Category I):…

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Violin player sailed on to career in Navy

Posted November 2, 2018 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Courtesy photo Richard States and wife, Sharon, pose for a photo at the USS Mauna Kea reunion in 2009 in San Antonio. There used to be an ad commonly seen in the 1960s that stated, “Join the Navy and see the world.” An accomplished violin player in middle and high school who played in the…

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Young soldier’s adventure gives chance of lifetime

Posted November 2, 2018 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure hit movie screens in 1989. This motion picture highlighted two high school seniors’ history project and how it turned into an excellent adventure.

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AF veteran legend in martial arts

Posted November 2, 2018 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Throughout the decades, martial arts have fascinated millions of people all over the world. There have been numerous motion pictures featuring martial artists such as Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme and the late Bruce Lee. The Karate Kid movies entertained audiences worldwide.

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