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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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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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FW announces quarterly awards

Posted January 6, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Alexander Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Rosalind Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Antonio Bell, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: Capt. Charles Henderlite, 56th FW Plans and Programs Civilian (Category I): Melissa Hohn, 56th CPTS Civilian (Category II):…

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Chrach: Decorated MWD retires

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Phoenix Dog Magazine

After eight years of serving in the military, Chrach (pronounced “crash”), 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog, retired in May and was given into the care of his first trainer at Luke Air Force Base. An 8-year old German shepherd from the Netherlands, he was a puppy when he joined the Air Force and…

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New chiefs named

Posted January 6, 2017 by

The following senior master sergeants were selected for chief master sergeant: 56th Operations Support Squadron Lori Hayworth 56th Maintenance Group Allen Hewitt 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Matthew Lammers 310th AMU Jonathan Mobley 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Ryan Gretlein 56th Force Support Squadron Donnie Brown and Melody Goitom 54th AMXS Brian McRory and Spencer Ridgway 48th…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Pedro Mota
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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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Hero Award

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo FROM LEFT: Audrey Jennings, United Blood Services executive director, Maj. Charlotta Leader, 56th Medical Group health care integrator, Capt. Sharlott Uriarte, 56th MDG Education and Training Flight commander, and Tech. Sgt. Alisa Frisch, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron unit training manager, gather for a photo at the United Blood Services Hero Award ceremony Feb….

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Luke honors prior service patriots

Posted November 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Service men, past and present, gathered at the Navy Operations Support Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 28, to commemorate retired veterans in the area.   As the event began, retirees gathered in the main assembly room for the presentation of the colors, invocation and a brief…

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56th Fighter Wing announces annual awards

Posted April 7, 2017 by

The following individuals received 2016 56th Fighter Wing annual awards in a ceremony Feb. 25 at the Wigwan in Litchfield Park: Airman Senior Airman Jaypee Simpliciano 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO Tech. Sgt. Sean O’Hagan 56th Force Support Squadron Senior NCO Senior Master Sgt. Marc Sellers 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Company grade officer Capt. Lauren Chaffee 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Field grade officer Maj….

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MARCY COPELAND
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Commander cuts ribbon on TLF

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

  There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 29 at Luke Air Force Base to celebrate the completion of the base’s new temporary lodging facility. In attendance was Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, his wife, Jennifer, Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th FW command chief, Col. James Pease, Air Education Training Command director…

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