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AF names 56th FW outstanding unit

Posted May 5, 2017 by

The following wing received an Air Force-level award: Outstanding Unit – July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016 56th Fighter Wing “This award recognizes all of your efforts and contributions made across our wing from the 550th Fighter Squadron in Oregon, the 56th Operations Group, Detachment 1 in Tucson, through the 54th Fighter Group in…

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Staff agencies announce ‘best’ for quarter

Posted May 5, 2017 by

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Michael Brooks, 56th FW Legal NCO: Tech. Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Catherine Spiczka, 56th FW Legal Company grade officer: Capt. Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Saleem Razvi, 56th FW Legal…

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ALS graduates 46 senior airmen

Posted May 5, 2017 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen March 30 from class 17-3: The award winners are: John L. Levitow: Ryan Miller, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Distinguished graduates: Drake Keske 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Jan Diazgarcia, 56th Maintenance Group; Joshua Murray 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Gisele Adanlete-Engram, 56th Medical Support Squadron…

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Top Hats graduate 18

Posted May 5, 2017 by

Courtesy photo The 310th Fighter Squadron graduated 18 pilots April 14 into the combat air force. FROM LEFT: First Lt. Peyton Sullivan, Capts. Jeffrey Movsesian and Kristoffer Wiese, 1st Lts. Benjamin Volk and Rex Anderson, Capts. Michael Karnes, Phillip McCoy, Nathaniel Neptune, Shelby Judd, Nolan Sweeney and McKay McClaren, 1st Lts. Sean Cahill, Kyle Williams,…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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MWDs retire, honored for service

Posted April 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Retiring from the military is a milestone only a few achieve throughout their careers. For military working dogs, their entire life is devoted to service until the day they retire.

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Base honored during annual celebration of life

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Luke Air Force Base received the Platinum Award, the highest possible award, for the number of drives held on base in 2016 by United Blood Services. They also received the Hero Award, which is given to the top 5 percent of Arizona blood sponsors. With more than 1,100 organizations hosting a drive last year, less…

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Luke congratulates new E-8s

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Across the Air Force, 1,391 master sergeants were selected to become senior master sergeants from 11,788 eligible. The overall selection rate was 11.8 percent. Within the 56th Fighter Wing, the following master sergeants were selected for the top 2 percent of the enlisted force. 56th Operations Support Squadron Sean Strong 56th Maintenance Group Clifton Berger…

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AETC announces 2016 winners

Posted April 7, 2017 by

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Award Maj. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron Media New videographer: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell,56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Short-form production: Master Sgt. Michael Jackson, 56th FW/PA Video spot: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell, 56th FW/PA Intelligence, Surveillance and…

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944th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Posted April 7, 2017 by

Airman: Staff Sgt. Elisabeth Yates, 944th Medical Squadron NCO: Master Sgt. Scott Jenkins, 924th Maintenance Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Soehnen, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron First sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Jason Cvancara, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron Weapon’s system officer: Maj. Sriram Krishnan, 307th Fighter Squadron Instructor pilot: Maj. William Wisehart, 69th FS Company…

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Best of the best honored

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

As a celebration of outstanding achievements by wing members the 2017 944th Fighter Wing Annual Award winners were honored during a “Casino Royale” themed black tie gala held at the Wigwam Resort on February 11. During the event, which was steeped in heritage and evening attire, Dan Clark, founder and CEO of Dan Clark and…

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