Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Luke honors prior service patriots

Posted November 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Service men, past and present, gathered at the Navy Operations Support Center at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., during a Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 28, to commemorate retired veterans in the area.   As the event began, retirees gathered in the main assembly room for the presentation of the colors, invocation and a brief…

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56th Operations Group

Posted October 2, 2015 by

56th Training Squadron Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots by providing peerless instruction, virtual training and training systems management. Demographics: There are 14 officers, eight civilians and 201 contract employees. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Michael Dunn Director of operations: Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier and Maj. Matthew Brockhaus Responsibilities: Provides 97 percent of…

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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.

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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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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,…

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T-bolt gets AF hat tip

Posted January 5, 2018 by

The following individual received an Air Force level award: Communication Civilian (Category II): Kiley Dougherty, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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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:…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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