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Gillespie Loop: Honors Airman who made ultimate sacrifice

Posted July 31, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. JOSEPH SWAFFORD

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — The men and women of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing came together for a road dedication ceremony to honor Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie, a fallen Airman who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie was a career fuels specialist who died July 9, 2007, from wounds sustained during small…

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FSS gets new leader

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Senior Airman Grace Lee Col. James Kossler, 56th Mission Support Group commander, passes the 56th Force Support Squadron guidon to Maj. Tonya Mack, incoming commander, July 17 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Posted July 24, 2015 by

FWSA announce awards The following individuals are quarterly awards winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Leanne Mathews NCO: Staff Sgt. Natalie Nelson Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Deanna Commack Company grade officer: Capt. Elizabeth McCourt Field grade officer: Maj. David Barnes Civilian (Category I): Yvonne Godwin Civilian (Category II): Sharon Kozak Civilian (Category…

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Airman battles cancer, wins at life, Games

Posted July 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Samuel King Jr. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Koren, 607th Air control Squadron ground radar systems NCO-in-charge and an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, removes his arrows from a target at an archery practice session during the first day of the Department of Defense Warrior Games training camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The five-day training…

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Posted July 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

AF announces master sergeant selects Thursday The following technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant: 56th Fighter Wing Michael Jackson, Ruben Ligon, Kirsten Sigerson and Steven Worden 56th Operations Support Squadron Terrance Lundie, Alfred Minnick, Timothy Navarre, Matthew Speaks and Christopher Stanley 607th Air Control Squadron Sean Arce, Johnny Arias, Benjamin Koren…

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56th Fighter Wing

Posted July 10, 2015 by

New Top Dog in the 61st Senior Airman James Hensley Col. William Bailey, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Gette, incoming 61st Fighter Squadron commander, June 26 at Luke Air Force Base. Senior Airman James Hensley Col. Maureen Charles, 56th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon June 29 to Lt….

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Ducks graduate 7 to combat air force

Posted July 10, 2015 by Lt. Col. WILLIAM MCKIBBAN

Courtesy photo The 309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks graduated seven F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots today in class 14-DBC. They are, from left, 1st Lts. Theodore Adams, Chase Welch, Aaron Young, Dane Lannon, Colby Kloepper, David Apsey and Sal Cruz. America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world…

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AF announces TSgt selects

Posted June 12, 2015 by

The names of staff sergeants selected for promotion to technical sergeant was released Tuesday. The following are those selected at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Luther Mitchell and Natalie Nelson 56th Training Squadron Brandin Bethel, Nathan Burkhart, Chandler Hunter and Brian Reilly 56th Operations Support Squadron Veronica Armstrong, Anthony May and Branden Rowe…

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Comm squadron changes command

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Senior Airman James Hensley Lt. Col. Carol Miller, 56th Mission Support Group deputy commander, passes the guidon to incoming commander Maj. Lewis Sorvillo June 5 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Emerald Knights graduate 16 new pilots

Posted June 5, 2015 by Lt. Col. CHRISTOPHER BACON

Courtesy photo The 308th Fighter Squadron graduated 16 F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots today from Class 14-EBG. They are, from left, 1st Lt. Tony Demma, Capt. Taylor Roach, 1st Lts. Matt Sanders, Dave Neville and Richard Olsen, Capts. Bryan Koenig and Kent North, 1st Lts. Harrison Gebs and Drew Clasen, Capt. Bradford Waldie, 1st Lts. Ravi…

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