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Posted February 13, 2015 by

Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega FROM LEFT: The 944th Fighter Wing 2014 winners are Senior Master Sgt. Chin Cox, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Majs. Bryan Dalton and Eric Puels, 69th Fighter Squadron, Senior Master Sgt. David Merris, 944th Force Support Squadron, Tech. Sgt. Jovita Holguin, 47th Fighter Squadron, Staff Sgt. David Hainley, 924th Operations Support Flight,…

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AF pilot recognized for heroism in combat, awarded DFC with Valor

Posted February 6, 2015 by

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For one Airman, what seemed to be a standard patrol mission from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2008, concluded with him receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Jan. 29. The actions of Maj. Jeremiah Parvin and his wingman, Capt. Aaron Cavasos, 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force…

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61st AMU assigns first F-35 dedicated crew chiefs

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Members of the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chiefs prepare to recite the Mechanic’s Creed during the recognition ceremony Jan. 23 in Hanger 431 at Luke Air Force Base. Seventeen dedicated crew chiefs were each assigned an F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Even though being a crew chief may not…

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Pilot saves six Marines earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Posted January 23, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Grace Lee Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, pins the Air Force Combat Action Medal onto Capt. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron weapons officer, Jan. 16 in Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Cavazos was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for his…

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Cream of crop rises to top in 2014 load crew contest

Posted January 23, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Kaden Allred, 308th AMU, installs the 1760 cable on the guided bomb unit 38. Three teams competed for the title of best weapons load crew for 2014.   Airman 1st Class Gerald Casteel, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, watches as load crew team members install a GBU-12 armament Jan. 16 during…

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THUNDERBOLTS OF THE WEEK

Posted January 16, 2015 by timchisham

Airman 1st Class Clifford Leduc Surette 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Fuel system apprentice Hometown: Rensselaer, New York Years in service: One Education: Pursuing Cisco networking certification Inspirations: To Become a good supervisor and to get my Seven Level Goals: To get my Community College Air Force degree, be promoted Greatest feat: Completing firefighter school in…

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MWD Roy — partner, friend passes

Posted December 19, 2014 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Scott Emmick, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, and Roy, 56th SFS MWD, play Dec. 14, 2012, at the at Luke Air Force Base kennels. The MWD and handler team plays together to maintain a strong bond of trust needed for high stress situations that accompany stateside missions…

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46 graduate ALS in class 15-1

Posted December 19, 2014 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 45 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Dec. 11 from class 15-1. The graduates are senior airmen unless otherwise noted. John L. Levitow award: Nathaniel Gladney, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Matthew Goodspeed, 56th Operations Support Squadron; Russell Hires, 56th Medical Support Squadron; James Gilmore, 56th…

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Top cop visits Luke

Posted December 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Staff Sgt.STACI MILLER Brig. Gen. Allen J. Jamerson, Air Force Security Forces director and deputy chief of staff for logistics, installations and mission support, met with defenders from the 56th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 9 at Luke Air Force Base. Jamerson is the focal point for ensuring the physical security of Air Force nuclear assets,…

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A1C takes pleasure in honoring warriors

Posted December 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

Being in the Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard takes a lot of dedication and motivation. Working countless hours and memorizing numerous movements for different ceremonies is a lot for anyone to handle. There are also many emotions that come with honoring those who have lost their lives in the service, but Airman 1st Class…

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