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JAMES HENSLEY
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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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PEDRO MOTA
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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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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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56th Mission Support Group

Posted October 2, 2015 by

56th Civil Engineer Squadron Mission: Provide technically sound combat ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke Air Force Base through engineering and emergency response services. Demographics: There are 235 active-duty and 116 civilian members assigned. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Gregory Mayer Deputy commander: Tauny Woo Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Bill Ewing First sergeant: Master…

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AETC announces media contest winners

Posted February 18, 2016 by

The following individuals are 2016 Air Education and Training Command Media first-place award winners at Luke Air Force Base. The winners will represent The First Command at Air Force level in their respective categories. 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Photojournalism: Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Photojournalist: Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Outstanding new photographer:  Airman 1st…

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NESTOR CRUZ
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FSS leader assumes command

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

  Reservists from the 944th Fighter Wing gathered at Luke Air Force Base Oct. 25, to witness the newest squadron leader assume command. Maj. Melissa Greene, 944th Force Support Squadron commander, received the squadron guidon from Col. Paul Theisen, 944th Mission Support Group commander, during an assumption of command ceremony thus assuming control of the…

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LOUIS VEGA Jr.
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Luke hosts Tuskegee 75th anniversary

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

A ceremony honoring 75 years of the Tuskegee Airmen experience and the great heritage of the “Red Tail” warriors from the 302nd Fighter Squadron took place March 24 during the Third Annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day at Luke Air Force Base. The commemorative ceremony, held at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park, highlighted the incredible…

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Thunderbolts pass it forward …

Posted December 17, 2015 by by SHARON KOZAK

I was at a store on a Thursday night when I noticed an older woman leaning on a display table.  She didn’t look well, and I asked if she needed assistance.  She said she was fine and left the store. I checked out and once outside, I noticed the same woman in her car and…

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56th Medical Group

Posted October 2, 2015 by

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Support 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs. Demographics: There are 59 military active-duty personnel, six civilians and four contractors. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Robert Craig-Gray Squadron superintendent: Master Sgt. Jeremy Roberts Responsibilities: Flight and Operational Medicine Clinic is…

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AETC announces 2015 awards

Posted February 25, 2016 by

The following unit and individual received 2015 Air Education and Training Command awards: Security Forces Medium Unit 56th Security Forces Squadron Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Thomas N. Barnes Crew Chief Tech. Sgt. Robert James, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

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