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Technical sergeant selects announced

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Kimberly Edwards Brandon

The Air Force announced the following staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Christina Johnson, Staci Miller and Andrea Sanchez 56th Operations Group Andrew Anderson, Edward Berger, Gerald Creech, Christopher Doran, Travis Fifth, Walter Lemen, Chrystal McDonough, Adrian Parker Jr., Jaime Rios, Karl Saenz,…

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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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CORY GOSSETT
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New command chief takes reins

Posted August 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Luke Air Force Base,  Ariz. — Charged with leading professional development for the enlisted at Luke Air Force Base, Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski has taken the reins as the 56th Fighter Wing’s newest command chief, replacing Chief John Mazza in June. Kwiatkowski focuses his effort on creating and maintaining high-quality enlisted Airmen that lead…

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Posted August 4, 2016 by

AETC names Allen trophy heir The following individual received the Air Education and Training Command nomination for the General Lew Allen Jr. Trophy: Company grade officer: Capt. Keith Bacon, 54th Maintenance Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico 19th AF announces Sijan award The following individual received the 19th Air Force nomination for the Lance…

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STACI MILLER
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Luke Airman ‘fit to fight’

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Staff Sgt. Keli Manglona, 56th Maintenance Group weapons quality assurance inspector, used motivation and dedication to rise from amateur to professional fighting. Manglona got into fights as a child, he said. In the 10th grade, he met a teacher who forever changed his life. “I was about to get…

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USFWS selects BMGR for award

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The Barry M. Goldwater Range has been selected as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 Military Conservation Partner Award recipient. The award, presented in a ceremony June 9, is a national award presented annually to a military installation whose efforts represent significant conservation accomplishments achieved in partnership with…

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ALS graduates 46 in class 16-14

Posted June 2, 2016 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen May 12 in class 16-14. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Derek Wagner, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jermaine Smith, 56th Force Support Squadron; Matthew Moore, 56th Contracting Squadron; Nicholas Ensminger, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; and Alexandrialyn Alberto, 56th Communications Squadron…

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Top Hats present combat-ready fighters …

Posted June 2, 2016 by Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo FROM LEFT: Capts. Brian Leber and Michael Lengyel; 1st Lts. Jacob Jerzewski, John Lorbiecki, Michael Seis, Robert Kouwe and Daniel Thompson; Capt. John Hamilton; 1st Lt. Michael Radosevich; Capt. Alan Pippin, and 1st Lts. Anthony Pipe, Ian Faulkenberry, Gregory Sabol, Christopher Villanueva and Jonathan Hagan graduated May 20 from Class 15-CBG. The 15th…

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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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At 82, ‘Mama’ keeps serving soldiers, retirees at Fort Sam

Posted May 5, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON — At 82, an age when most Americans have long settled into retirement, Stella Graham keeps working, as she has for decades at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. For nearly 48 years, Graham has stayed true to her mission of serving military members, families and retirees at Fort…

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