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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted April 19, 2013 by

Airman 1st Class Yadira Chaidez 56th Medical Operations Squadron Aerospace medical technician Hometown: Torrance, Calif. Years in service: One Family: Single, two brothers Education: Community College of the Air Force associate degree in applied sciences Inspirations: My family in California, who continuously support me; the people I’ve met at Luke who encourage me daily. Goals:…

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308th AMU earns award 3 months straight

Posted July 19, 2013 by JAYSON BURNS

The 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s Emerald Knights recently earned the AMU of the Month award, proving for a third time in a row their dedication to excellence. The 308th AMU is part of the 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, which serves Luke Air Force Base through F-16 repairs and provisions. “The 308th AMU leadership team will…

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Longest-serving Air Force civil servant retires

Posted November 1, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Courtesy photo Dorothy Rowe, 56th Comptroller Squadron chief financial analyst, poses for a photo in 1979. She retires Tuesday as the longest serving civil servant working for the Air Force. Most dream of crossing the retirement finish line after 20 to 35 years of service. For one civil servant, her date of retirement after 70…

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Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted February 14, 2014 by

Staff Sgt. Keli Manglona 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Combat armament support team leader Hometown: Tinian, Guam Years in service: Six years Family: My wife, Kaila Leota Manglona; daughter, Anella Terisa, 1; and son, Manasseh Iosefa Leota Manglona, 2 months Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship, minoring in nutrition at Estrella Mountain Community College Previous…

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Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted May 30, 2014 by timchisham

Airman 1st Class Jose Rojas Diaz 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander’s support staff Hometown: Bullhead City, Arizona Years in service: One Family: Father, Francisco; mother, Marcelina; sister, Marilyn; and brother, David Education: Pursuing a computer science degree at Rio Salado Community College Inspirations: My father has always been my support and a role model of…

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CES builds, maintains Luke’s ‘house’

Posted September 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA William St. Bernard, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering equipment operator, and Airman 1st Class Daniel Zimmerman, 56th CES Structure, fixes and replaces concrete in sidewalk gutters Sept. 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The most high-tech gadget will malfunction or break down every now and then, but when it does break…

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Thunderbolt of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted June 15, 2012 by

Staff Sgt. Genniviv Herald 56th Fighter Wing Legal Adverse Actions NCO-in-charge Hometown: Long Beach, Calif. Years in service: Six Family: Husband Education: Bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of Maryland University College Inspirations: My mom; no matter what card she is

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Honoring a hero…… Capt. Andrew Hoeffler, right, 56th Medical Operations Squadron family nurse practitioner, is awarded the John Davis Jr. Award Aug. 31 for Valor by Geoffrey Heard, Arizona Black Law Enforcement Officer president, during the ABLE 2012 Criminal Justice Conference in Phoenix. The award is presented to a local citizen in recognition of an…

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EMS wins AF-level award

Posted February 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

There are many levels of recognition for Airmen from unit level awards all the way up to Air Force level, and nothing is better than knowing your unit is at the top of the heap. That is how the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron felt Jan. 25 when it was announced they had won the Air…

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Emerald Knights Graduate 18

Posted May 17, 2013 by Lt. Col. Chris Colcord

Eighteen of the U.S. Air Forces’ newest Viper pilots will culminate nine months of demanding training and receive their graduation certificates today. Class 12-EBG from the 308th Fighter Squadron “Emerald Knights” will join the ranks of a select group of aviators fortunate enough to fly the F-16. They did not achieve this goal on their…

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