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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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RIDGE SHAN
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Family advocacy, Glendale PD co-op earns honors

Posted November 19, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Military University presented a certificate of honor Oct. 25 in Chicago to the Glendale Police Department and Luke Air Force Base Family Advocacy Center for joint efforts in providing support for victims of domestic abuse. The award, which was accepted by the Glendale police and…

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JAMES HENSLEY
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Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award recipient

Posted April 21, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Terry Nelson, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, earned the 2015 Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award in the Munitions and Missile Maintenance civilian technician category. This award distinguishes Nelson as the best of the best among the Air Force’s munitions and missile maintenance personnel. Guided by 30 years of…

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607th ACS graduates 26

Posted January 6, 2017 by

The 607th Air control Squadron graduated 26 students: Weapons director 116th ACS Airman 1st Class David Logan U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dylan Wakeland Weapons director – ground-based training 726th ACS Senior Airman Nicholas Bradley and Airman 1st Class Corey Farmer 116th ACS Senior Airman Vincent Ganassin 133rd Test Squadron Tech. Sgt. William Waychoff 255th ACS…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Inaugural Airpower Leadership Academy Graduates

Posted June 27, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Graduates and instructors of the Airpower Leadership Academy Class 17-A pause for a group photo during graduation June 21, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. ALA is a 20-week program for technical and staff sergeants focused on leadership development through: relationships, expectations, academics, character and health….

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AETC awards announced

Posted March 2, 2018 by

The following individuals are Air Education and Training Command award winners: Media 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Air Force storyteller: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Military photographer: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham New photographer: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Training photo series: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham News photo: Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Feature photo: Staff Sgt….

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Year in Photos – September 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Airman Pedro Mota Leadership from the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services conducted a role call Sept. 11 in honor and remembrance of the first responders and others who died as a result of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. A final call bell commemoration was directed by Senior Airman Oscar Adame, 56th CES firefighter….

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Technical sergeant selects announced

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Kimberly Edwards Brandon

The Air Force announced the following staff sergeants have been selected for promotion to technical sergeant at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Fighter Wing Christina Johnson, Staci Miller and Andrea Sanchez 56th Operations Group Andrew Anderson, Edward Berger, Gerald Creech, Christopher Doran, Travis Fifth, Walter Lemen, Chrystal McDonough, Adrian Parker Jr., Jaime Rios, Karl Saenz,…

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ALS graduates 47 Senior Airmen

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen Feb. 9 from class 17-2. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Zachary Newman, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ty Rekart and Gregory Wilson, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Dylan Vogel, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; and Michael Rice, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commandant’s…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham
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Dental squadron discovery leads to AETC award

Posted October 16, 2017 by SSgt Jensen Stidham

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Personnel within the 56th Dental Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., wear a “Trusted Care” badge as a reminder to provide exemplary care to their patients. The Air Force Medical Service initiated Trusted Care in 2015 with nine principles: respect for people, duty to speak up,…

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