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56th SFS MWD teams place in Desert Dog Trials

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Four 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers and their dogs competed in the 10th Annual Desert Dog K-9 Trials in Scottsdale. Of the 68 dog teams competing, the Luke Air Force Base...

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Controller receives aircraft save award

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

It was 10:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2011, and four jets were preparing to land at Luke Air Force Base, when the first jet experienced mechanical problems and abruptly stopped in the middle of the runway. The split-second...

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Thunderbolt of the Week April 27, 2012

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

Senior Airman Andrew Trussell 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Avionics Systems Journeyman Hometown: Palmer, Tenn. Years in service: Four Family: Wife, Sara; son, Peyton Education: Pursing a bachelor’s degree in professional aeronautics Inspirations: My father and grandfather…

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MXG award winners named for quarter

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

The following individual or units are quarterly best-of-the-best award winners: Foreign object debris prevention program Individual: Senior Airman Jeremy McCalmon, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Flightline: 425th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Backshop: 56th CMS FOD poster: Airman 1st Class Charles Gajda, 62nd AMU Quality assurance TAMS: 308th AMU Specialist: 62nd AMU Weapons: 308th AMU Support: 310th AMU…

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AETC announces awards

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

The following unit and individual received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire department: Luke Fire Department Civilian firefighter: Michael Barry

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MDG announces quarterly awards

Posted April 27, 2012 by anradmin

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Brian Shook, 56th Medical Operations Squadron NCO: Staff Sgt. Ashley Stallworth, 56th Dental Squadron Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Christine Wagner, 56th Medical Support Squadron Company grade officer: Capt. Sara Bittiker, 56th MDOS Field grad officer: Maj. Brian Blanchard, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Civilian (Category I):…

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Lightning strikes twice: Luke Airman receives second AF weather award

Posted April 20, 2012 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — There’s an old saying that lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but it did for one Luke Air Force Base Airman. Tech. Sgt. Gregory Spiker, joint meteorology and...

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Thunderbolt of the Week April 20, 2012

Posted April 20, 2012 by anradmin

Staff Sgt. Erickson Cristobal 56th Medical Group Sustainment of Trauma and Resuscitation Skills Program NCO-in-charge Hometown: Milpitas, Calif. Years in service: Eight Family: Wife, Maureen; son, Erickson James; and daughter, Lailani Malia Previous assignments: Osan Air Base, South Korea…

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LRS member receives Air Force-level award

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

A 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron member received the Colonel Cynthia L. Benulis Air Force Logistics Readiness Field Grade Officer of 2011 award. Maj. Marie Meihls, 56th LRS director of operations received the prestigious award which is named in memory of Benulis who...

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Annual volunteer recognition ceremony

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Volunteers are needed every day in communities around the world, but there are few who go above and beyond to change the lives of others and help make a difference. At Luke Air Force Base, the efforts of volunteers are not overlooked. As part of 2012 National Volunteer Week, a recognition ceremony was held April…

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