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Luke crew chief earns coveted MAJCOM award

Posted March 28, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Pedro Mota Senior Airman Tanner Apple, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, inspects the flight control accumulator , March 22, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Apple was named the Air Education and Training Command crew chief of the year for 2017 and now competing at the…

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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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Luke hosts Tuskegee Airman, honors Black History Month

Posted February 21, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Retired Lt. Col. Robert Ashby, Tuskegee Airman, autographs a toy model P-47 Thunderbolt during the 2018 Tuskegee Airmen Honor Event at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2018. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps who performed…

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Luke commemorates women’s accomplishments

Posted February 14, 2018 by Senior Airman Pedro Mota

This year, the Women’s History Month committee at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., has scheduled an array of events throughout March to show admiration for these heroine’s role in history, past and present.

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AETC announces winners

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The following individuals and units received 2017 Air Education and Training Command-level awards: Security forces NCO: Tech. Sgt. Reuben Weeks, 56th Security Forces Squadron Safety Weapons safety excellence: 56th Fighter Wing Weapons safety manager: Tech. Sgt. Vincent Bockhorst, 56th FW Safety Aviation safety well-done award: Lt. Cols. Brian Healy and Jeffrey Poplin, 54th Fight Group,…

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Annual group awards announced

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The following individuals are annual award winners at group level: 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 officer: Maj. David Barns,…

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ALS graduates 45 senior airmen

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 45 senior airmen Dec. 14 from class 18-1. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Tyler Bradley, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Sylvester Ruggiero, 56th AMXS; Alexandria Washington, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron; Mikayla Cunningham, 161st Operations Support Squadron; and Connor Macklin, 56th AMXS Commandant’s Award:…

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Spirit of Warriors: 56th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Airman Senior Airman Arta Rexhepi 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg 56th Fighter Wing Legal Senior NCO Master Sgt. Arthur Sanchez 607th Air Control Squadron Company grade officer Capt. Rachel Stanley 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron CGO instructor pilot Capt. Michael Slotten 56th Operations Support Squadron Field grade officer Maj. Benjamin Carlson 56th…

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Dedicated crew chiefs: A step above the rest

Posted February 2, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

From the early days of Charles Edward Taylor, a vital contributor to the building and maintaining of the first aircraft engine, to the approximately 100,000 maintainers who ensure air superiority today, crew chiefs work to keep aircraft flying and mission-ready.

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