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Squadron creates memorial for Airman

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

  The 56th Operations Support Squadron held a dedication ceremony Oct. 23 at Luke Air Force Base to honor the memory of Senior Airman Scott Hill who lost his battle with cancer May 18, 2014. Airmen from the 56th OSS, who knew Hill, dedicated a wall to him. The wall is in the training room…

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WHM lunch brings past to life

Posted March 24, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts celebrated women’s history by attending a Women’s History Month observance luncheon March 9 at Club Five Six. This year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” “The theme is meaningful because it acknowledges barriers are being broken and women are holding…

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Luke Airman saves hit, run victim’s life

Posted December 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

On Nov. 30th, an Airman had a choice between being a bystander and letting someone else take care of a situation or responding immediately. He chose to respond, and his actions possibly helped save a life.

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Thunderbolt receives Air Force award for Small Business outreach

Posted May 31, 2017 by Tech Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

The Air Force Small Business Program awarded Mary Peetz from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., the 2016 Small Business Specialist Award for her excellent work advocating small businesses for the war fighter.

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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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Chief selects announced at Luke

Posted December 17, 2015 by

The following senior master sergeants have been selected for promotion to chief: Cameron Johnson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Michael Schrick, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Rochelle Hemingway, 56th Medical Operations Squadron Jason Boyle, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron

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Top Hats present combat-ready fighters …

Posted June 2, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo FROM LEFT: Capts. Brian Leber and Michael Lengyel; 1st Lts. Jacob Jerzewski, John Lorbiecki, Michael Seis, Robert Kouwe and Daniel Thompson; Capt. John Hamilton; 1st Lt. Michael Radosevich; Capt. Alan Pippin, and 1st Lts. Anthony Pipe, Ian Faulkenberry, Gregory Sabol, Christopher Villanueva and Jonathan Hagan graduated May 20 from Class 15-CBG. The 15th…

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ALS graduates 36 senior airmen

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 36 senior airmen Dec. 15, 2016, from class 17-1. The award winners are: John Levitow Award: Zackary Parrish, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ronnie Smith, 56th Operations Support Squadron; Steven Wyrick, 56th Communications Squadron; and Jessica Berman, 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commandant’s Award: Jessica Berman, 446th…

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Quarterly awards announced

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Chris Moore, 56th CPTS Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Vilma Cantu, 56th FW Public Affairs Company grade officer: Chaplain (Capt.) Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Rebecca Heyse, 56th…

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Thunderbolts receive PACE Leadership Impact Award

Posted May 23, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Two Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., recently received the 2017 Profession of Arms Center of Excellence Leadership Impact Award for their contributions in shaping Air Force culture by impacting Airmen’s professional growth and development within the 56th Fighter Wing.

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