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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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56th Logistics Readiness Squadron wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

Posted April 23, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Airman Johnny Jackson, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operations distributor, prepares to connect a fuel hose to an F-16 Fighting Falcon April 19, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Jackson was part of a 56th LRS team that won a fuel truck competition, beating out…

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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…

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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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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

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Thunderbolt of the week: September and October

Posted November 3, 2017 by

Sept. 13 Airman 1st Class Dorothy Zurlinden 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Armament technician Zurlinden has the characteristics of a true leader with her dedication constantly displayed on- and off-duty through her commitment to her fellow Airmen and unit. Sept. 30 Staff Sgt. Caitlin Carter 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office NCO in charge Carter has been…

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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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