Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook
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Airman takes action, saves three families

Posted August 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos
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Lt. Gen. Roberson inducted into Order of the Sword

Posted September 21, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid

Retired Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson was inducted into the Order of the Sword Sept. 13, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Roberson was selected for this honor due to his unyielding devotion and care of Air Education and Training Command Airmen and their mission during his time as commander July 2015 to December 2017….

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A1Cs shine to earn B-T-Z

Posted February 3, 2017 by

The following 16 airmen first class were designated by the 56th Fighter Wing for below-the-zone promotion to senior airman: Turner Antonsen, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Garrett Byers, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Colin Davis, 310th AMU David Escobar, 56th Force Support Squadron Chad Hall, 56th Medical Support Squadron Alex Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron Xavier Knapp, 309th…

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AETC announces winners

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The following individuals and units received 2017 Air Education and Training Command-level awards: Security forces NCO: Tech. Sgt. Reuben Weeks, 56th Security Forces Squadron Safety Weapons safety excellence: 56th Fighter Wing Weapons safety manager: Tech. Sgt. Vincent Bockhorst, 56th FW Safety Aviation safety well-done award: Lt. Cols. Brian Healy and Jeffrey Poplin, 54th Fight Group,…

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AF announces awards

Posted May 4, 2018 by

The following individuals and units received Air Force-level awards: Public Affairs Training photo series: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs New photographer: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook, 56th FW/PA

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Champion of hope, equality: Airman wins award

Posted March 24, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Because of hard work, selflessness and dedication, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II instructor pilot, was awarded the National Public Service Award Monday from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration. “I won it as an individual but the NAPA Award represents so much more…

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Luke announces annual group award winners

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The following individuals received an annual award from their wing staff agency or group: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Colette Roe, 56th FW Company grade officer: Capt. Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade…

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4th quarter FWSA winners named

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The following individuals received fourth quarter wing staff agency awards: Airman: Airman 1st Class Clayton Selman, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. James Byers, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: Capt. Christian Gordon, 56th FW Legal Field grade officer: Maj. David Clementi, 56th FW Civilian (Category I): Patricia Piconi, 56th FW Legal Civilian…

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AFRL captain earns German military proficiency badge

Posted May 24, 2017 by Jeanne Dailey

Courtesy photograph With German Armed Forces officers on either side, Air Force Research Laboratory Airman Capt. Samantha Howard is shown wearing the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge that she recently received while deployed in Afghanistan. The badge is one of a small number of foreign badges that U.S. military members may wear. An Air Force…

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CCAF confers degrees to Luke members

Posted December 1, 2017 by

The following individuals received degrees in the programs listed from the Community College of the Air Force: Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron Instructor of Technology and Military Science Staff Sgts. James Hayes, Jonathan Mahlan and Jon Menghini; Tech. Sgts. Daniel Bartolucci, Trevor Bell, Edward Cunningham, Paiz Noel and Jacob Spanaus; and Master Sgt. Arthur Ofalia…

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