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Luke graduates first F-35A initial qualification course

Posted August 7, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Class 17-ABL from the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., made history graduating the first F-35A Lightning II initial qualification course Aug. 5, 2017.

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Luke hosts Tuskegee 75th anniversary

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

A ceremony honoring 75 years of the Tuskegee Airmen experience and the great heritage of the “Red Tail” warriors from the 302nd Fighter Squadron took place March 24 during the Third Annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day at Luke Air Force Base. The commemorative ceremony, held at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park, highlighted the incredible…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 by

Airman 1st Class Anthony Capanear Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance apprentice Hometown: Tuscon Years in service: Seven months Family: Wife and 3-year-old son Inspirations: Family friends Goals: Make a career of the Air Force, possibly cross-train into the medical field, pursue a bachelor’s degree in wildlife sciences Greatest feat: Helping people…

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ALS graduates 47 Senior Airmen

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen Feb. 9 from class 17-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Zachary Newman, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ty Rekart and Gregory Wilson, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Michael Rice, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commandant’s…

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Tenant Units

Posted October 2, 2015 by

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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36 senior airmen graduate ALS

Posted August 4, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 36 senior airmen June 29 from Class 17-5. The award winners are: John L. Levitow: Moriah Farnam, 61st Fighter Squadron Distinguished graduates: Taylor Wellnitz, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Jacob Mraz, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Commandant’s award: Jacob Mraz, 56th CMS…

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Luke commemorates women’s accomplishments

Posted February 14, 2018 by Senior Airman Pedro Mota

This year, the Women’s History Month committee at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has scheduled an array of events throughout March to show admiration for these heroine’s role in history, past and present.

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ALS graduates 45 senior airmen

Posted February 2, 2018 by

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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Spirit of Warriors: 56th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Airman Senior Airman Arta Rexhepi 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg 56th Fighter Wing Legal Senior NCO Master Sgt. Arthur Sanchez 607th Air Control Squadron Company grade officer Capt. Rachel Stanley 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron CGO instructor pilot Capt. Michael Slotten 56th Operations Support Squadron Field grade officer Maj. Benjamin Carlson 56th…

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Quarterly awards announced

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Chris Moore, 56th CPTS Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Vilma Cantu, 56th FW Public Affairs Company grade officer: Chaplain (Capt.) Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Rebecca Heyse, 56th…

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