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Luke honors prior service patriots

Posted November 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Service men, past and present, gathered at the Navy Operations Support Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 28, to commemorate retired veterans in the area.   As the event began, retirees gathered in the main assembly room for the presentation of the colors, invocation and a brief…

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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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Airman takes action, saves three families

Posted August 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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AETC announces 2016 winners

Posted April 7, 2017 by

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Award Maj. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron Media New videographer: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell,56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Short-form production: Master Sgt. Michael Jackson, 56th FW/PA Video spot: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell, 56th FW/PA Intelligence, Surveillance and…

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AETC announces award

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The following individual received an American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration award: 2018 National Public Service Award Master Sgt. Nina Brown, 54th Maintenance Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico “Sergeant Brown expertly reflowed engine cycle consumption, which prevented 32 early engine removals, saving 7,600 man…

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FW announces quarterly awards

Posted January 6, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Alexander Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Rosalind Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Antonio Bell, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: Capt. Charles Henderlite, 56th FW Plans and Programs Civilian (Category I): Melissa Hohn, 56th CPTS Civilian (Category II):…

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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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Family advocacy, Glendale PD co-op earns honors

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Military University presented a certificate of honor Oct. 25 in Chicago to the Glendale Police Department and Luke Air Force Base Family Advocacy Center for joint efforts in providing support for victims of domestic abuse. The award, which was accepted by the Glendale police and…

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Luke announces annual group award winners

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The following individuals received an annual award from their wing staff agency or group: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Colette Roe, 56th FW Company grade officer: Capt. Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade…

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