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AETC announces 2015 awards

Posted February 25, 2016 by

The following unit and individual received 2015 Air Education and Training Command awards: Security Forces Medium Unit 56th Security Forces Squadron Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Thomas N. Barnes Crew Chief Tech. Sgt. Robert James, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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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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AETC awards announced

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The following individuals are Air Education and Training Command award winners: Media 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Air Force storyteller: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Military photographer: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham New photographer: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Training photo series: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham News photo: Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Feature photo: Staff Sgt….

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ALS graduates 46 from class 18-2

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 45 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Feb. 8 from class 18-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Seth Klem, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Michael Walker, 310th Fighter Squadron; Staff Sgt. Andrew Zeier, 56th Security Forces Squadron; Maximilian Wyckoff and Adrian Sahagun, 56th…

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ALS graduates 46 senior airmen

Posted May 5, 2017 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen March 30 from class 17-3: The award winners are: John L. Levitow: Ryan Miller, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Distinguished graduates: Drake Keske 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Jan Diazgarcia, 56th Maintenance Group; Joshua Murray 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Gisele Adanlete-Engram, 56th Medical Support Squadron…

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4th quarter FWSA winners named

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The following individuals received fourth quarter wing staff agency awards: Airman: Airman 1st Class Clayton Selman, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. James Byers, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: Capt. Christian Gordon, 56th FW Legal Field grade officer: Maj. David Clementi, 56th FW Civilian (Category I): Patricia Piconi, 56th FW Legal Civilian…

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Thunderbolts pass it forward …

Posted December 17, 2015 by by SHARON KOZAK

I was at a store on a Thursday night when I noticed an older woman leaning on a display table.  She didn’t look well, and I asked if she needed assistance.  She said she was fine and left the store. I checked out and once outside, I noticed the same woman in her car and…

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Year in Photos – September 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman Pedro Mota Leadership from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services conducted a role call Sept. 11 in honor and remembrance of the first responders and others who died as a result of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. A final call bell commemoration was directed by Senior Airman Oscar Adame, 56th CES firefighter….

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AETC announces media contest winners

Posted February 18, 2016 by

The following individuals are 2016 Air Education and Training Command Media first-place award winners at Luke Air Force Base. The winners will represent The First Command at Air Force level in their respective categories. 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Photojournalism: Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Photojournalist: Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Outstanding new photographer:  Airman 1st…

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