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AF names award winners

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The following individual and wing received Air Force-level awards: Air Force Outstanding Unit July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015: 56th Fighter Wing Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Public Affairs 56th FW Public Affairs 2016 Air Force Automotive Service Excellence Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Sevaaetasi, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron

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Staff agencies announce ‘best’ for quarter

Posted May 5, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Michael Brooks, 56th FW Legal NCO: Tech. Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Catherine Spiczka, 56th FW Legal Company grade officer: Capt. Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Saleem Razvi, 56th FW Legal…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 by adriennek

Airman 1st Class Jose Arbelo-Rodriguez 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle operator/dispatcher Hometown: Camuy, Puerto Rico Years in service: Two Family: Dad, Jose Arbelo-Nieves; mother, Marilyn Rodriguez-Valpais; sister, Yaritza and brother, Luis Arbelo-Rodriguez Education: Certificate of pharmacy technician at University Inter Americana of Puerto Rico, certificate of culinary arts at ICPR Junior College Inspirations: My biggest…

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At 82, ‘Mama’ keeps serving soldiers, retirees at Fort Sam

Posted May 5, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON — At 82, an age when most Americans have long settled into retirement, Stella Graham keeps working, as she has for decades at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. For nearly 48 years, Graham has stayed true to her mission of serving military members, families and retirees at Fort…

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A1Cs shine to earn B-T-Z

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The following 16 airmen first class were designated by the 56th Fighter Wing for below-the-zone promotion to senior airman: Turner Antonsen, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Garrett Byers, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Colin Davis, 310th AMU David Escobar, 56th Force Support Squadron Chad Hall, 56th Medical Support Squadron Alex Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron Xavier Knapp, 309th…

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Thunderbolt earns Outstanding Airman of the Year

Posted August 9, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Tech. Sgt. Kyle Wilson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment support NCO in charge at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has been awarded as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year and attributes his success to his rigorous fitness routine and family.

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ACC Awards honor Arizona’s top in-house attorneys

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Jan. 14, before a sold-out crowd at The Camby/Autograph Collection Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton), Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards. The 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office received the following award: In-House Legal Department of the Year…

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ALS graduates 44 in class 16-5

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

ALS graduates 44 in class 16-5 The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 43 senior airmen and one staff sergeant June 30 in class 16-5. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Dontae Smith, 56th Communications Squadron Distinguished graduates: John Dameron, 56th Operations Support Squadron, William Langston, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Tatiana…

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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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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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