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Thunderbolt receives Air Force award for Small Business outreach

Posted May 31, 2017 by Tech Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

The Air Force Small Business Program awarded Mary Peetz from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., the 2016 Small Business Specialist Award for her excellent work advocating small businesses for the war fighter.

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Tenant Units

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Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 421 Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government. Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists. History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948, at…

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Honor Guard pays tribute to those who serve

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photos by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Military veterans are the reason why the military is where it is today. With their dedication, they paved the way for America’s freedom. When veterans or service members pass away, they may get provided full funeral honors to recognize their time in service. That’s where the honor guard comes in. The Luke Air Force Base…

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F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

Posted December 27, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16, 2016, following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Airman abroad achieves Army commendation

Posted February 11, 2016 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Every ribbon on an Airman’s ribbon rack tells a story. All have the basic training ribbon, most earn a ribbon for length of service but it’s the medals that tell a unique story. Senior Airman Carlton Mickles, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, was awarded an Army achievement medal for his efforts in supporting…

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ALS graduates 45 senior airmen

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The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 45 senior airmen Dec. 14 from class 18-1. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Tyler Bradley, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Sylvester Ruggiero, 56th AMXS; Alexandria Washington, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron; Mikayla Cunningham, 161st Operations Support Squadron; and Connor Macklin, 56th AMXS Commandant’s Award:…

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Squadron creates memorial for Airman

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

  The 56th Operations Support Squadron held a dedication ceremony Oct. 23 at Luke Air Force Base to honor the memory of Senior Airman Scott Hill who lost his battle with cancer May 18, 2014. Airmen from the 56th OSS, who knew Hill, dedicated a wall to him. The wall is in the training room…

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Luke honors prior service patriots

Posted November 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Service men, past and present, gathered at the Navy Operations Support Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 28, to commemorate retired veterans in the area.   As the event began, retirees gathered in the main assembly room for the presentation of the colors, invocation and a brief…

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MXG shines light on 2015 best

Posted March 17, 2016 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

The 56th Fighter Wing 2015 Maintenance Professional of the Year Banquet was March 5. The theme was Tutum Et Certa (Safe and Reliable). The banquet recognized the following outstanding performers across all maintenance career fields: Maintenance professional Airman: Senior Airman Teresa Nowak, 54th Maintenance Operations NCO: Staff Sgt. Aleksandr Dolgikh, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Senior…

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Inaugural Airpower Leadership Academy Graduates

Posted June 27, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Graduates and instructors of the Airpower Leadership Academy Class 17-A pause for a group photo during graduation June 21, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. ALA is a 20-week program for technical and staff sergeants focused on leadership development through: relationships, expectations, academics, character and health….

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