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Dental squadron discovery leads to AETC award

Posted October 16, 2017 by SSgt Jensen Stidham

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Personnel within the 56th Dental Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., wear a “Trusted Care” badge as a reminder to provide exemplary care to their patients. The Air Force Medical Service initiated Trusted Care in 2015 with nine principles: respect for people, duty to speak up,…

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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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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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Face of Defense: Marine reservist protects family from attacker

Posted January 27, 2017 by Marine Corps Sgt. Ian Leones

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Ian Leones Marine Corps Sgt. Gabriel R. McInnis, engineer equipment mechanic with Bulk Fuel Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo after receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2017. McInnis received the medal…

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ALS graduates 46 in class 16-14

Posted June 2, 2016 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen May 12 in class 16-14. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Derek Wagner, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jermaine Smith, 56th Force Support Squadron; Matthew Moore, 56th Contracting Squadron; Nicholas Ensminger, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; and Alexandrialyn Alberto, 56th Communications Squadron…

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Thunderbolt of the week: September and October

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Sept. 13 Airman 1st Class Dorothy Zurlinden 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament technician Zurlinden has the characteristics of a true leader with her dedication constantly displayed on- and off-duty through her commitment to her fellow Airmen and unit. Sept. 30 Staff Sgt. Caitlin Carter 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office NCO in charge Carter has been…

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Technical sergeant selects announced

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Kimberly Edwards Brandon

The Air Force announced the following staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Christina Johnson, Staci Miller and Andrea Sanchez 56th Operations Group Andrew Anderson, Edward Berger, Gerald Creech, Christopher Doran, Travis Fifth, Walter Lemen, Chrystal McDonough, Adrian Parker Jr., Jaime Rios, Karl Saenz,…

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USFWS selects BMGR for award

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Barry M. Goldwater Range has been selected as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 Military Conservation Partner Award recipient. The award, presented in a ceremony June 9, is a national award presented annually to a military installation whose efforts represent significant conservation accomplishments achieved in partnership with…

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WHM lunch brings past to life

Posted March 24, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts celebrated women’s history by attending a Women’s History Month observance luncheon March 9 at Club Five Six. This year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” “The theme is meaningful because it acknowledges barriers are being broken and women are holding…

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Major selects announced

Posted February 4, 2016 by

The following captains were selected for promotion to major: 56th Operations Group Ryan Reeves and William Sullivan 56th Operations Support Squadron Chelsea Hall and Nathan Mondul 56th Training Squadron James Kotowski 21st Fighter Squadron Clayton Bailey and Jondavid Hertzel 61st FS Casey Manning, Luke Outwater and Daniel Toftness 62nd FS Joseph Stenger and Joseph Walker…

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