Salutes & Awards

Solemn duty …

Posted March 3, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Airman Pedro Mota, 56th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, folds the American flag Feb. 12 during a retirement ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. Luke Honor Guard personnel train for funerals, color guards, flag raisings, sword cordons and more.

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

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…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

Top Hats graduate 18

Posted May 5, 2017 by

Courtesy photo The 310th Fighter Squadron graduated 18 pilots April 14 into the combat air force. FROM LEFT: First Lt. Peyton Sullivan, Capts. Jeffrey Movsesian and Kristoffer Wiese, 1st Lts. Benjamin Volk and Rex Anderson, Capts. Michael Karnes, Phillip McCoy, Nathaniel Neptune, Shelby Judd, Nolan Sweeney and McKay McClaren, 1st Lts. Sean Cahill, Kyle Williams,…

Full Story »

TBOW
Salutes & Awards

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK December 4, 2015

Posted December 4, 2015 by

Tech. Sgt. Dwight Parrish Jr.  56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron F-35 Structural Maintenance Craftsman Hometown: Jacksonville, North Carolina Years in service: 14 Family: Wife and four (five by Dec. 19) children Education: Pursuing a Community College of the Air Force through Rio Salado College Previous assignments: Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska Inspirations:…

Full Story »

Courtesy photo
Salutes & Awards

309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

Posted April 28, 2016 by by Lt Col. WILLIAM McKIBBAN

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

AETC declares award winners

Posted January 6, 2017 by

The following individuals or units received an Air, Education and Training Command awards: Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award Aircraft maintenance Technician: Airman 1st Class Alexander Milward, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Munitions/missile maintenance Technician: Airman 1st Class Nkosi Jones, 56th AMXS Technician supervisor: Staff Sgt. Joshua Nix, 54th AMXS Supervisor manager: Senior Master Sgt. Gabriel Flagg,…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

36 senior airmen graduate ALS

Posted August 4, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 36 senior airmen June 29 from Class 17-5. The award winners are: John L. Levitow: Moriah Farnam, 61st Fighter Squadron Distinguished graduates: Taylor Wellnitz, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Jacob Mraz, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Commandant’s award: Jacob Mraz, 56th CMS…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

AETC Marquez awards announced

Posted January 21, 2016 by adriennek

The following individuals received the 2015 Air Education and Training Command Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Awards for aircraft and munitions/missile maintenance specialties: 56th Fighter Wing Aircraft maintenance Field grade manager: Maj. Jessica Williams, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Munitions/missile maintenance Company grade manager: Capt. Talon Pope, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Civilian technician: Terry Nelson, 56th EMS…

Full Story »

Courtesy photo
Salutes & Awards

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…

Full Story »

Salutes & Awards

AETC names airfield operations awards

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command awards: Air traffic controller: Staff Sgt. Marcus Hilton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield management journeyman: Senior Corey Gaffney, 56th OSS

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.