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AZ Air Guard trains with 48th Fighter Wing in United Kingdom

Several Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Ariz., conducted an overseas training mission with the 48thFighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 21 to June 8.   

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins Local

56th MXG frees up time for leaders to connect with Airmen

The 56th Maintenance Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., implemented a trial run of what they’re calling a “Gemba” event June 5-7, which allows leaders more time to connect with Airmen in the work centers and on the flightline.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan Local

Luke ammo Airmen prepare for first ever combat munitions competition

Members of the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have formed a team to compete in the first ever Air Force Combat Munitions competition, taking place June 11-14, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Check out the beautiful mural and the talented group of artists gracing this month’s front page.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

425th Fighter Squadron celebrates 25 years at Luke

The 425th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., celebrated 25 years of United States Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force partnership with a parade ceremony May 22.


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In Brief

Posted  May 5, 2017

Changes of command 607th Air Control Squadron — Lt. Col. Jerald Canny will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Marion Wendall at 7:56 a.m. May 25 in Hangar 999. 56th Communications Squadron — Lt. Col. Lewis Sorvillo will relinquish command of the 56th Communications Squadron to Lt. Col. Nathaniel Edwards…

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Salutes & Awards

AF names 56th FW outstanding unit

Posted  May 5, 2017

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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Salutes & Awards

Staff agencies announce ‘best’ for quarter

Posted  May 5, 2017

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Michael Brooks, 56th FW Legal NCO: Tech. Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW Legal Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Catherine Spiczka, 56th FW Legal Company grade officer: Capt. Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Saleem Razvi, 56th FW Legal…

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ALS graduates 46 senior airmen

Posted  May 5, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen March 30 from class 17-3: The award winners are: John L. Levitow: Ryan Miller, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Distinguished graduates: Drake Keske 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Jan Diazgarcia, 56th Maintenance Group; Joshua Murray 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Gisele Adanlete-Engram, 56th Medical Support Squadron…

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NMUSAF pays tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th anniversary

Posted  May 5, 2017

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Friends, family and fans from around the country came together April 17 and 18 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was…

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