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56FW names quarterly award winners

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The following individuals are 2016 fourth quarter award winners: Airman: Airman 1st Class Jaypee Simpliciano, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Andrew Klodt, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Javier Gonzales, 56th Security Forces Squadron Company grade officer: Capt. Lauren Chaffee, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Field grade officer: Maj. Christopher Charron,…

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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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Luke’s Honor Guard awards presentation

Posted June 20, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing Commander, gives remarks after presenting Luke’s graduating honor guardsmen with an Air Force Achievement medal June 13, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The ceremony was the culmination of the honor guardsmen’s one-year service to Luke’s Honor Guard…

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Luke hosts Tuskegee 75th anniversary

Posted April 7, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

A ceremony honoring 75 years of the Tuskegee Airmen experience and the great heritage of the “Red Tail” warriors from the 302nd Fighter Squadron took place March 24 during the Third Annual Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day at Luke Air Force Base. The commemorative ceremony, held at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park, highlighted the incredible…

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AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

Posted May 7, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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45 graduate ALS

Posted January 21, 2016 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing graduated 44 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Dec. 17 from class 16-1. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Michelle Justiniani, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Elisabeth Yates, 944th Medical Squadron; Anthony Lopez, 944th Security Forces Squadron; Cassandra Saunders, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Eric Burrell 56th Civil…

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Thunderbolts pass it forward …

Posted December 17, 2015 by by SHARON KOZAK

I was at a store on a Thursday night when I noticed an older woman leaning on a display table.  She didn’t look well, and I asked if she needed assistance.  She said she was fine and left the store. I checked out and once outside, I noticed the same woman in her car and…

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Pediatric clinic Airman aims for success

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The U.S. Air Force has been a stepping stone for many Airmen. Some people join the Air Force to travel the world while others join for the money and medical benefits. Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Straight, 56th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, had a different mindset before committing her life to the Air Force. Straight…

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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 46 from class 18-2

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 45 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Feb. 8 from class 18-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Seth Klem, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Michael Walker, 310th Fighter Squadron; Staff Sgt. Andrew Zeier, 56th Security Forces Squadron; Maximilian Wyckoff and Adrian Sahagun, 56th…

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