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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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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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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SAIGE award goes to E6

Posted June 2, 2017 by

The following individual received a Society of American Indian Government Employee award: Military Meritorious Service Award Tech. Sgt. Andrea Sanchez, 310th Fighter Squadron Aviation Resource Management NCO in charge. The award is presented to those who have supported the Defense Department mission, overseas contingency operations and whose attributes best symbolize the qualities and core values…

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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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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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2017 nominations sought for 12 OAY Award

Posted February 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

Air Force officials are seeking 2017 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. There are three categories for this award: airman, NCO and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate three candidates (one per category) to the Air Force OAY selection board, which will select…

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ALS graduates 45 from Class 17-6

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 44 senior airmen and one petty officer first class Aug. 31. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Ericks King 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jeremy Johnson, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Silver Gonzales, 56th CMS; Daniel Keum, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Anna Burke, 56th…

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