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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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Spirit of Warriors: 56th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Airman Senior Airman Arta Rexhepi 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg 56th Fighter Wing Legal Senior NCO Master Sgt. Arthur Sanchez 607th Air Control Squadron Company grade officer Capt. Rachel Stanley 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron CGO instructor pilot Capt. Michael Slotten 56th Operations Support Squadron Field grade officer Maj. Benjamin Carlson 56th…

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Face of Defense: Marine reservist protects family from attacker

Posted January 27, 2017 by Marine Corps Sgt. Ian Leones

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Ian Leones Marine Corps Sgt. Gabriel R. McInnis, engineer equipment mechanic with Bulk Fuel Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo after receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2017. McInnis received the medal…

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ALS graduates 47 in class 18-3

Posted May 4, 2018 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated four staff sergeants and 43 senior airmen March 23 in class 18-3. The award winners are senior airmen unless otherwise noted: John L. Levitow Award: Zharina Alapag, 56th Medical Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Trevor Osborn, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Nathen Foxworth, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Zachary Hopp,…

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Family visits dedicated overpass

Posted April 14, 2016 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Photos by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Ginger Gilbert visits the overpass dedicated to her husband April 8, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The overpass was dedicated to Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, who died Nov. 27, 2006, when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed while he was providing close-air support to special operations forces about…

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ALS graduates 47 airmen

Posted November 12, 2015 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 47 senior airmen Oct. 29 from class 15-7: The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Sharonda Walker, 56th Fighter Wing Distinguished graduates: Shane Hinton, 56th Dental Squadron; JoAnne Baum 56th Medical Support Squadron, Philemon Sehne, 56th Force Support Squadron; and Teresa Anaya-Hernandez, 56th Operations Support Squadron…

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F-35 ATC wins design award

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 56th Fighter Wing F-35 Academic Training Facility on Luke Air Force Base received the 2015 U.S. Air Force Design Award for facility design. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron served as the base organization, Albuquerque District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was the design agent and Burns McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. was the designing organization….

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ALS graduates 45 from Class 17-6

Posted October 6, 2017 by

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 44 senior airmen and one petty officer first class Aug. 31. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Ericks King 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jeremy Johnson, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Silver Gonzales, 56th CMS; Daniel Keum, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; and Anna Burke, 56th…

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AETC announces media contest winners

Posted February 18, 2016 by

The following individuals are 2016 Air Education and Training Command Media first-place award winners at Luke Air Force Base. The winners will represent The First Command at Air Force level in their respective categories. 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Photojournalism: Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Photojournalist: Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Outstanding new photographer:  Airman 1st…

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Soft spoken for 61 years

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Retired Master Sgt. Duane Kellner is a soft spoken man with not much to say, but his career as an Air Force crew chief speaks for itself. In 1954, in the agricultural area of Muskego, Wisconsin, Kellner spent his teenage years not exactly living up to his potential. Deciding he had messed around enough and…

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