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AOY 2015 moves to Luke

Posted October 16, 2015 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

  The Air Force is made up of more than 307,000 Airmen. Of those Airmen, 12 were selected as the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Airmen. One of those is stationed at the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Senior Airman Allen Cherry, 56th AMDS public health technician, was selected as the Air Force Medical Service 2014 Public…

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AETC announces award

Posted March 3, 2016 by

The following unit received a 2015 Air Education and Training Command award: Command Post Medium Unit 56th Fighter Wing Command Post

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Det. 12 graduates last MRA class

Posted December 4, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

  History was made when Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron graduated its last class of mission-ready Airmen at Luke Air Force Base. Since the MRA program’s conception in 1994, the combined total of students graduated is 11,840. “Every F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief has gone through our program for the last 21 years,” said Master…

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ALS graduates 48 from class 16-3

Posted April 28, 2016 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen and one staff sergeant March 31 in class 16-3. The graduates are senior airmen unless otherwise noted. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Reginald Rouse, 607th Air Control Squadron Distinguished graduates: Dean Saunders, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; Ryan Darling, 56th Civil Engineer…

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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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New command chief takes reins

Posted August 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Luke Air Force Base,  Ariz. — Charged with leading professional development for the enlisted at Luke Air Force Base, Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski has taken the reins as the 56th Fighter Wing’s newest command chief, replacing Chief John Mazza in June. Kwiatkowski focuses his effort on creating and maintaining high-quality enlisted Airmen that lead…

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F-35 ATC wins design award

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Fighter Wing F-35 Academic Training Facility on Luke Air Force Base received the 2015 U.S. Air Force Design Award for facility design. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron served as the base organization, Albuquerque District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was the design agent and Burns McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. was the designing organization….

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56th FW names winners

Posted March 3, 2016 by

56th Fighter Wing staff agencies The following individuals received annual awards: Airman: Senior Airman Kyle Reaves, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Vivian Reyes, 56th CPTS Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Amanda Steele, 56th FW Protocol Civilian (Category II): Kiley Dougherty, 56th FW Public Affairs The following individuals received quarterly awards: NCO: Tech. Sgt. Timothy…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 by adriennek

Airman 1st Class Jose Arbelo-Rodriguez 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle operator/dispatcher Hometown: Camuy, Puerto Rico Years in service: Two Family: Dad, Jose Arbelo-Nieves; mother, Marilyn Rodriguez-Valpais; sister, Yaritza and brother, Luis Arbelo-Rodriguez Education: Certificate of pharmacy technician at University Inter Americana of Puerto Rico, certificate of culinary arts at ICPR Junior College Inspirations: My biggest…

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At 82, ‘Mama’ keeps serving soldiers, retirees at Fort Sam

Posted May 5, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON — At 82, an age when most Americans have long settled into retirement, Stella Graham keeps working, as she has for decades at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. For nearly 48 years, Graham has stayed true to her mission of serving military members, families and retirees at Fort…

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