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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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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 announces annual group award winners

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The following individuals received an annual award from their wing staff agency or group: 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…

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Young soldier’s adventure gives chance of lifetime

Posted November 2, 2018 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure hit movie screens in 1989. This motion picture highlighted two high school seniors’ history project and how it turned into an excellent adventure.

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Luke honors gold star family

Posted August 30, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

As part of a Department of Defense program launched in May 2017, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., honored its first gold star family Aug. 18, 2017.

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Best of the best honored

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

As a celebration of outstanding achievements by wing members the 2017 944th Fighter Wing Annual Award winners were honored during a “Casino Royale” themed black tie gala held at the Wigwam Resort on February 11. During the event, which was steeped in heritage and evening attire, Dan Clark, founder and CEO of Dan Clark and…

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56FW names quarterly award winners

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The following individuals are 2016 fourth quarter award winners: Airman: Airman 1st Class Jaypee Simpliciano, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Andrew Klodt, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Javier Gonzales, 56th Security Forces Squadron Company grade officer: Capt. Lauren Chaffee, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Field grade officer: Maj. Christopher Charron,…

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CCAF turns out 188 with diplomas

Posted June 2, 2017 by

The following individuals graduated from the Community College of the Air Force in a ceremony held on May 18: Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology Staff Sgts. Thomas Carter, Alberto Escamilla, Shawn Graham, Tech. Sgt. Eugene Lofton, and Staff Sgt. Jimmy White Air and Space Operations Technology Staff Sgt. Alicia Cutrell, Tech. Sgt. Shawn Finnegan and Senior…

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Staff agencies announce ‘best’ for quarter

Posted May 5, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Michael Brooks, 56th FW Legal NCO: Tech. Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Catherine Spiczka, 56th FW Legal Company grade officer: Capt. Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Saleem Razvi, 56th FW Legal…

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Champion of hope, equality: Airman wins award

Posted March 24, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Because of hard work, selflessness and dedication, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II instructor pilot, was awarded the National Public Service Award Monday from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration. “I won it as an individual but the NAPA Award represents so much more…

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