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Luke honors gold star family

Posted August 30, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

As part of a Department of Defense program launched in May 2017, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., honored its first gold star family Aug. 18, 2017.

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GRACE LEE
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Fallen hero awarded DFC 46 years later

Posted February 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

The air was thick with emotion. She had been waiting for this moment since the love of her life passed away more than 46 years earlier. Andi Dice was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Jan. 27 at Luke Air Force Base on behalf of her husband, Maj. Carl Dice, for his extraordinary heroism and aerial…

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Posted August 4, 2016 by

AETC names Allen trophy heir The following individual received the Air Education and Training Command nomination for the General Lew Allen Jr. Trophy: Company grade officer: Capt. Keith Bacon, 54th Maintenance Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico 19th AF announces Sijan award The following individual received the 19th Air Force nomination for the Lance…

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Best of the best honored

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

As a celebration of outstanding achievements by wing members the 2017 944th Fighter Wing Annual Award winners were honored during a “Casino Royale” themed black tie gala held at the Wigwam Resort on February 11. During the event, which was steeped in heritage and evening attire, Dan Clark, founder and CEO of Dan Clark and…

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MARCY COPELAND
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Commander cuts ribbon on TLF

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

  There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 29 at Luke Air Force Base to celebrate the completion of the base’s new temporary lodging facility. In attendance was Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, his wife, Jennifer, Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th FW command chief, Col. James Pease, Air Education Training Command director…

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Champion of hope, equality: Airman wins award

Posted March 24, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Because of hard work, selflessness and dedication, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II instructor pilot, was awarded the National Public Service Award Monday from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration. “I won it as an individual but the NAPA Award represents so much more…

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EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

Posted December 2, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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AFRL captain earns German military proficiency badge

Posted May 24, 2017 by Jeanne Dailey

Courtesy photograph With German Armed Forces officers on either side, Air Force Research Laboratory Airman Capt. Samantha Howard is shown wearing the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge that she recently received while deployed in Afghanistan. The badge is one of a small number of foreign badges that U.S. military members may wear. An Air Force…

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