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56th Operations Group

Posted October 2, 2015 by

309th Fighter Squadron Wild Ducks Mission: Train the world’s finest F-16 fighter pilots; develop today’s warriors to build tomorrow’s wingmen. Demographics: 10 assigned instructor pilots, three enlisted situational awareness and resource management professionals, one civilian, 17 attached instructor pilots, and 12 Air Force Reserve Command instructor pilots. The squadron also includes two contract employees and…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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Pediatric clinic Airman aims for success

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The U.S. Air Force has been a stepping stone for many Airmen. Some people join the Air Force to travel the world while others join for the money and medical benefits. Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Straight, 56th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, had a different mindset before committing her life to the Air Force. Straight…

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FWSA names annual award winners

Posted January 21, 2016 by

The following are annual award winners: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Senior Airman Kyle Reaves, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Vivian Reyes, 56th CPTS Senior NCO:  Master Sgt. Cindy Spivey, 56th CPTS Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Amanda Steele, 56th FW Protocol Field grade officer: Maj.  Tyler Smith, 56th FW Civilian (Category I):…

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56th Operations Group

Posted October 2, 2015 by

56th Training Squadron Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots by providing peerless instruction, virtual training and training systems management. Demographics: There are 14 officers, eight civilians and 201 contract employees. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Michael Dunn Director of operations: Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier and Maj. Matthew Brockhaus Responsibilities: Provides 97 percent of…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK December 4, 2015

Posted December 4, 2015 by

Tech. Sgt. Dwight Parrish Jr.  56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron F-35 Structural Maintenance Craftsman Hometown: Jacksonville, North Carolina Years in service: 14 Family: Wife and four (five by Dec. 19) children Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force through Rio Salado College Previous assignments: Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska Inspirations:…

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AETC Marquez awards announced

Posted January 21, 2016 by adriennek

The following individuals received the 2015 Air Education and Training Command Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Awards for aircraft and munitions/missile maintenance specialties: 56th Fighter Wing Aircraft maintenance Field grade manager: Maj. Jessica Williams, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Munitions/missile maintenance Company grade manager: Capt. Talon Pope, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Civilian technician: Terry Nelson, 56th EMS…

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AOY 2015 moves to Luke

Posted October 16, 2015 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

  The Air Force is made up of more than 307,000 Airmen. Of those Airmen, 12 were selected as the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Airmen. One of those is stationed at the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Senior Airman Allen Cherry, 56th AMDS public health technician, was selected as the Air Force Medical Service 2014 Public…

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Det. 12 graduates last MRA class

Posted December 4, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

  History was made when Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron graduated its last class of mission-ready Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. Since the MRA program’s conception in 1994, the combined total of students graduated is 11,840. “Every F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief has gone through our program for the last 21 years,” said Master…

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45 graduate ALS

Posted January 21, 2016 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing graduated 44 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Dec. 17 from class 16-1. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Michelle Justiniani, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Elisabeth Yates, 944th Medical Squadron; Anthony Lopez, 944th Security Forces Squadron; Cassandra Saunders, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Eric Burrell 56th Civil…

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F-35 ATC wins design award

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Fighter Wing F-35 Academic Training Facility on Luke Air Force Base received the 2015 U.S. Air Force Design Award for facility design. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron served as the base organization, Albuquerque District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was the design agent and Burns McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. was the designing organization….

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