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56th FW announces quarterly awards

Posted December 1, 2017 by

The following unit and individuals received third quarter awards: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Team: Financial Analysis Flight Airman: Senior Airman Jacob Mraz, 56th Maintenance Group NCO: Staff Sgt. Paul McDonough, 56th Operations Group Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Nina Brown, 54th Fighter Group Company grade officer instructor: Capt. Nathan Liptak, 56th OG Company grade officer…

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Top Hats graduate 14 into combat air force

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Lt. Col. MATTHEW WARNER

Basic F-16 Course Class 15-CBG of the 310th Fighter Squadron is well on its way to being “Dressed to Kill” as combat ready F-16 pilots. As they graduated May 20, they will continue the legacy of 310th Fighter Squadron trained fighter pilots who have fought in every war from World War II to Iraq, Afghanistan,…

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ALS graduates 47 Senior Airmen

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen Feb. 9 from class 17-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Zachary Newman, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ty Rekart and Gregory Wilson, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Michael Rice, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commandant’s…

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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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Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award recipient

Posted April 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Terry Nelson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, earned the 2015 Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award in the Munitions and Missile Maintenance civilian technician category. This award distinguishes Nelson as the best of the best among the Air Force’s munitions and missile maintenance personnel. Guided by 30 years of…

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AETC names airfield operations awards

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command awards: Air traffic controller: Staff Sgt. Marcus Hilton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield management journeyman: Senior Corey Gaffney, 56th OSS

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ALS graduates 46 senior airmen

Posted May 5, 2017 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen March 30 from class 17-3: The award winners are: John L. Levitow: Ryan Miller, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Distinguished graduates: Drake Keske 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Jan Diazgarcia, 56th Maintenance Group; Joshua Murray 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Gisele Adanlete-Engram, 56th Medical Support Squadron…

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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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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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