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Luke crew chief named best in Air Force

Posted August 22, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Staff Sgt. Tanner Apple, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, was awarded the Thomas M. Barnes award August 13, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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ALS graduates 47 airmen

Posted December 7, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Sept. 14 in class 18-7. The following award winners are senior airmen: John L. Levitow: David Gay, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Frank Lopez, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Maria Lopez, 56th Security Forces Squadron; Kevin Walker, 56th EMS; and…

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Laboratory Airman leads by example, receives award

Posted March 20, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Eileen Grizzard, 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of specimen processing, poses for a portrait March 9, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grizzard was recently awarded ‘Laboratory Airman of the Year,’ an Air Force Medical Service Award that recognizes top medical…

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AF names 56th FW outstanding unit

Posted May 5, 2017 by

The following wing received an Air Force-level award: Outstanding Unit – July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016 56th Fighter Wing “This award recognizes all of your efforts and contributions made across our wing from the 550th Fighter Squadron in Oregon, the 56th Operations Group, Detachment 1 in Tucson, through the 54th Fighter Group in…

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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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Squadron commanders selected

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The following individuals were selected to command an Air Force squadron: From the 56th Fighter Wing Lt. Col. Joseph Nicholas, 56th Comptroller Squadron, will command the 86th CPTS, Ramstein Air Base, Germany Maj. Edward Romero, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron, will command the 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kaepp, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, will…

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Tenant Units

Posted October 2, 2015 by

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 421 Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government. Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists. History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1, 1948, at…

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Chrach: Decorated MWD retires

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of Phoenix Dog Magazine

After eight years of serving in the military, Chrach (pronounced “crash”), 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog, retired in May and was given into the care of his first trainer at Luke Air Force Base. An 8-year old German shepherd from the Netherlands, he was a puppy when he joined the Air Force and…

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Airman abroad achieves Army commendation

Posted February 11, 2016 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Every ribbon on an Airman’s ribbon rack tells a story. All have the basic training ribbon, most earn a ribbon for length of service but it’s the medals that tell a unique story. Senior Airman Carlton Mickles, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, was awarded an Army achievement medal for his efforts in supporting…

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ALS graduates 35 senior airmen

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

The John L. Rhodes Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen Oct. 27 in class 16-7. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Robert Shilander, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Timothy Wallace, 56th Medical Operations Squadron; Mark Edwards, 756th AMXS; and Kevin Noonan, 943rd Mission Support Flight Commandant’s Award: Regina Fragale, 120th Operations…

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