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Werewolves get new commander

Posted May 9, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA Jr. Col. Gregory Jones, 944th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Korey Amundson May 2 as he assumes command of the 69th Fighter Squadron. Lt. Col. Gerald Brown relinquished command during the change-of-command ceremony. The 69th Fighter Squadron welcomed a new commander to Luke Air Force Base during a…

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Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Staff Sgt. Raymond Morace 607th Air Control Squadron Instructor weapons director Hometown: Sierra Vista Years in service: Six years Family: Wife, Alysia; and son, Caden Education: Pursing a bachelor’s degree in software engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Previous assignments: Kadena Air Base, Japan Inspirations: My parents, wife and son Goals: A short-term goal is…

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310th changes command

Posted May 2, 2014 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

Col. John Hanna, 56th Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Matthew Warner, incoming 310th Fighter Squadron commander, April 18 during a change-of-command ceremony in Hangar 913 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Practice makes precision …

Posted May 2, 2014 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

Members of the 56th Force Support Squadron Honor Guard practice a casket sequence April 23 at Luke Air Force Base. The honor guard’s mission is to provide military honors for veterans and retirees.

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Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted April 25, 2014 by

Airman 1st Class Aja’ Simpson 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Scheduler Hometown: Douglasville, Ga. Years in service: one Family: Father, David Simpson; mom, Tracey Simpson; and brothers, Terrell and Michael Simpson Inspirations: My parents Goals: To go to Japan, get 90 percent or higher on my physical training test and someday have a family Greatest feat:…

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944th FW produces top Airmen

Posted April 25, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Louis Vega jr. Senior Airman Perla Tapia-Cordero, 69th Fighter Squadron personnel journeyman, won the 10th Air Force Airman of the Year Award. The 944th Fighter Wing produced yet another 10th Air Force stand out. Senior Airman Perla Tapia-Cordero, 69th Fighter Squadron personnel journeyman, was recently notified she had won the 10th AF Airman of the…

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DARLENE SELTMANN
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March honors fallen

Posted April 25, 2014 by Staff Sgt. DARLENE SELTMANN

Staff Sgt.DARLENE SELTMANN Retired Tech. Sgt. Matthew Slaydon, guest speaker, spoke April 20 during the kick-off of the March of the Fallen. Slaydon, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, was wounded in 2007 while deployed to Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated in front of him. Airmen and local community members came together April 20…

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Thunderbolt of the Week

Posted April 18, 2014 by

Staff Sgt. Clemente Fernandez III 56th Medical Support Squadron Outpatient records NCO in-charge Hometown: San Antonio Years in service: Six Family: Mom, Rosemary; dad, Clemente; sisters, Linda and Roxanne; and son, Clemente IV Previous assignments: Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, and Yokota AB, Japan Inspirations: My dad. He made sure I understood the importance of working…

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Heroes walk amongst us every day

Posted April 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL

Courtesy photo “The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion.” ~Abraham Lincoln One Airman did just that when he found himself downrange in the thick of war. It was April 2008 and Maj. Scott Smith, 56th Comptroller Squadron commander, had been on Phoenix base in Iraq for almost a…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted April 11, 2014 by

Staff Sgt. Perry Vitali Jr. 56th Security Forces Squadron Element leader Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz. Years in service: Eight Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree in criminal justice and a master physical trainer certification at the International Sports Sciences Association Previous assignments: F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Osan Air Base, South…

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