Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.
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Weather forecaster retires after 50 plus years of service

Posted September 30, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

A civilian, with the 56th Operations Support Squadron weather flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is retiring after 52 years of combined military and federal service.

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ALS graduates 47 airmen

Posted November 12, 2015 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen Oct. 29 from class 15-7: The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Sharonda Walker, 56th Fighter Wing Distinguished graduates: Shane Hinton, 56th Dental Squadron; JoAnne Baum 56th Medical Support Squadron, Philemon Sehne, 56th Force Support Squadron; and Teresa Anaya-Hernandez, 56th Operations Support Squadron…

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Family visits dedicated overpass

Posted April 14, 2016 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Photos by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Ginger Gilbert visits the overpass dedicated to her husband April 8, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The overpass was dedicated to Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, who died Nov. 27, 2006, when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed while he was providing close-air support to special operations forces about…

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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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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Posted December 17, 2015 by

Airman Victoria Colbourne 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment apprentice Hometown: Tampa, Florida Years in service: Eight months Family: Steve Colbourne, husband; and Jordan Colbourne, son Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force degree in aerospace ground equipment technology Inspirations: My faith in God and my family Goals: To earn senior airman…

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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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56th Maintenance Group

Posted October 2, 2015 by

56th Maintenance Group staff Mission: Plan, monitor, train, manage, and adapt through precise scheduling and efficient execution to produce the world’s finest maintainers and fighter pilots. Demographics: There are 166 active-duty and 14 civilian members. Leadership Section commander: Maj. Wesley Wade Maintenance operations superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Charles Parton Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt….

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ALS graduates 47 Airmen

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Feb. 11 from class 16-2. The graduates are senior airmen unless otherwise noted. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Tyler Carson, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Staff Sgt. Nicholas Liuzzi, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron; Adam Martin Jr.,…

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Salutes and Awards: 3rd quarter FWSA awards announced

Posted October 7, 2016 by

The following individuals received quarterly awards: Airman: Senior Airman James Hensley, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs NCO: Staff Sgt. Staci Miller, 56th FWPA Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Angel Cain, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th Comptroller Squadron Civilian (Category I): Nicole Eades, 56th CPTS Civilian (Category II): Kiley Dougherty,…

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RIDGE SHAN
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Family advocacy, Glendale PD co-op earns honors

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Military University presented a certificate of honor Oct. 25 in Chicago to the Glendale Police Department and Luke Air Force Base Family Advocacy Center for joint efforts in providing support for victims of domestic abuse. The award, which was accepted by the Glendale police and…

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