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Fighter pilot goes above, beyond call of duty

Posted November 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Maj. Adam Thornton, 56th Training Squadron instructor pilot, stands next to an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Thornton deployed to Aviano in support of Operation Unified Protector where he received an Air Medal for acts above and beyond the call of duty. “It was dusk, one of the worst times…

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Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted March 21, 2014 by

For week of March 17 Airman 1st Class Koraye Williams 56th Comptroller Squadron Customer Service financial technician Hometown: Melbourne, Fla. Years in service: One Family: Mother, Odessa; and father, Freddie Education: Florida Institute of Technology, bachelor’s in business administration Inspirations: Own a gym or YMCA to help children of the future Goals: Receive a master’s…

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Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted July 11, 2014 by

Staff Sgt. Joshua White 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Occupational health NCO-in-charge Hometown: Waldorf, Maryland Years in service: 10 Family: Wife, Angela Education: Pursuing a public health bachelor’s degree at Wayland Baptist University Previous assignments: Andersen Air Base, Guam; Kadena AB, Japan, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri Inspirations: My dad for being a good role model,…

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AETC announces excellence award

Posted October 31, 2014 by

The Air Education and Training command announced the winner of the Installation Excellence Award Oct. 8 given for improved work environment or physical plant, improved quality of life, enhanced productivity of the work force, increased customer satisfaction or improved customer service, encouraging bottom-to-top communication and team problem solving, and promoting unit cohesiveness and recognizing outstanding…

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MDG announces quarterly awards

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Brian Shook, 56th Medical Operations Squadron NCO: Staff Sgt. Ashley Stallworth, 56th Dental Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Christine Wagner, 56th Medical Support Squadron Company grade officer: Capt. Sara Bittiker, 56th MDOS Field grad officer: Maj. Brian Blanchard, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Civilian (Category I):…

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56th EMS change of command

Posted June 29, 2012 by Senior Airman Sandra Welch

Col. Deborah Liddick, 56th Maintenance Group commander, passes the guidon to Maj. Jeffrey Campbell June 22 as he assumes command of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron during a change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Thunderbolt of the Week – October 12, 2012

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Airman 1st Class Jan-Michael Wood 62nd Fighter Squadron Squadron Aviation Resource Manager Hometown: McLouth, Kan. Years in service: One Education: Associate degree in liberal arts Inspirations: This is my first time away from home, and the 62nd FS men and women have made me feel at home Goals: Complete a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering,…

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MXG celebrates ‘best’

Posted March 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, speaks to the crowd during the banquet. Hanna stressed the importance of operations and maintenance working as a team to complete the mission. The following individuals received 2012 Maintenance professional awards Maintenance officer 1st Lt. Charles Glover, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Direct sortie support Senior NCO: Master Sgt….

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Spikes graduate 7 to combat air force

Posted May 31, 2013 by Lt. Col. SHAMSHER MANN

Today America’s newest fighter pilots joined the most lethal combat air force on the planet. Seven officers from class 13-ABC successfully completed the F-16 Fighting Falcon basic course and will celebrate this momentous accomplishment with family, friends, academic instructors and instructor pilots from the 62nd Fighter Squadron. Their training at Luke Air Force Base began…

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Ellen Ochoa: Took all America offered

Posted September 20, 2013 by Airman 1st Class CARLOS SALAS

America has long been thought of by many as a melting pot. People from all over the planet gave up everything to immigrate to the United States. Many took that risk because they saw an opportunity here that their homeland did not provide for them and their descendants. As cliché as it might sound, America…

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