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ALS graduates 47 in class 18-3

Posted May 4, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated four staff sergeants and 43 senior airmen March 23 in class 18-3. The award winners are senior airmen unless otherwise noted: John L. Levitow Award: Zharina Alapag, 56th Medical Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Trevor Osborn, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Nathen Foxworth, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Zachary Hopp,…

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309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

Posted April 28, 2016 by by Lt Col. WILLIAM McKIBBAN

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…

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Family advocacy, Glendale PD co-op earns honors

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Military University presented a certificate of honor Oct. 25 in Chicago to the Glendale Police Department and Luke Air Force Base Family Advocacy Center for joint efforts in providing support for victims of domestic abuse. The award, which was accepted by the Glendale police and…

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MSG announces quarterly, annual award winners

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Mission Support Group Airman: Senior Airman Alina Golovina, 56th Force Support Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Andrew Klodt, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Javier Gonzalez, 56th Security Forces Squadron Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Tyler Cairel, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Field grade officer: Maj….

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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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AETC announces media contest winners

Posted February 18, 2016 by

The following individuals are 2016 Air Education and Training Command Media first-place award winners at Luke Air Force Base. The winners will represent The First Command at Air Force level in their respective categories. 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Photojournalism: Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Photojournalist: Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Outstanding new photographer:  Airman 1st…

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ALS graduates 36 senior airmen

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 36 senior airmen Dec. 15, 2016, from class 17-1. The award winners are: John Levitow Award: Zackary Parrish, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ronnie Smith, 56th Operations Support Squadron; Steven Wyrick, 56th Communications Squadron; and Jessica Berman, 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commandant’s Award: Jessica Berman, 446th…

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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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AETC awards announced

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The following individuals are Air Education and Training Command award winners: Media 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Air Force storyteller: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Military photographer: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham New photographer: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Training photo series: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham News photo: Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Feature photo: Staff Sgt….

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Wing announces quarterly award winners

Posted June 1, 2018 by

The following individuals and units are base-wide quarterly award winners: Senior Airman: Senior Airman Josie Cornella, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th EMS Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Chaunda Wharton, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Company grade officer: Capt. Amanda Buttitta, 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Field grade officer: Maj. Jeffrey Teel, 56th…

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