Photo by Staff Sgt. 
MARCY COPELAND
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Soft spoken for 61 years

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

Retired Master Sgt. Duane Kellner is a soft spoken man with not much to say, but his career as an Air Force crew chief speaks for itself. In 1954, in the agricultural area of Muskego, Wisconsin, Kellner spent his teenage years not exactly living up to his potential. Deciding he had messed around enough and…

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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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56th FW announces quarterly awards

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The following individuals are 2016 56th Fighter Wing third quarter award winners: Airman: Airman 1st Class Christopher Mashek, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Jody Hill, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Marc Sellers, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th Comptroller Squadron Field grade officer:…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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Luke environmental engineer receives SEC DEF Environmental Award

Posted May 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Jeffery Schone, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental engineer, poses for a portrait May 15, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. For his continual dedication to the Department of Defense mission and integrated support of sustainability initiatives, Schone recently received the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental…

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FWSA announce 4th quarter awards

Posted December 17, 2015 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Airman 1st Class Brandon Wright, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer, 56th FW Public Affairs Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Adria Baker, 56th CPTS Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th CPTS Field grade officers: Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns, 56th…

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Top Hats graduate 14 into combat air force

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Lt. Col. MATTHEW WARNER

Basic F-16 Course Class 15-CBG of the 310th Fighter Squadron is well on its way to being “Dressed to Kill” as combat ready F-16 pilots. As they graduated May 20, they will continue the legacy of 310th Fighter Squadron trained fighter pilots who have fought in every war from World War II to Iraq, Afghanistan,…

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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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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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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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