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GRACE LEE Salutes & Awards

Fallen hero awarded DFC 46 years later

The air was thick with emotion. She had been waiting for this moment since the love of her life passed away more than 46 years earlier. Andi Dice was presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Jan. 27 at Luke Air Force Base on behalf of her husband, Maj. Carl Dice, for his extraordinary heroism and aerial…

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Load crews face off in test of best

This year’s annual Luke Air Force Base weapons load competition took place on Jan. 28, 2016. The competition featured three teams of F-16 Fighting Falcon load crew Airmen from the 309th, 310th, and 425th Aircraft Maintenance Units, and two teams from the 311th and 314th AMUs out of Holloman Air Force Base. Additionally, a team…

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Luke pilot flies 500th hour in F-35

Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, made history Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base as the first Air Force pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35 Lightning II. Hayden achieved this milestone flying his 270th sortie, a routine training mission, which…

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MARCY COPELAND World

Every scarf tells a story

Within a dusty room, a simple conversation took place among four officers stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, which would not only change their lives, but the lives of oppressed women struggling to survive in a Taliban-ravaged province. In 2011, Capt. Joseph Stenger III, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, deployed to Afghanistan as a…

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HVAC keeps it cool

Training the world’s greatest 607th Air Control Squadron battle managers wouldn’t be possible without the cool temperatures provided by the air conditioning units. These units are maintained and installed by the heating ventilation and air conditioning Airmen, enabling the training in the 607th ACS to happen. The conex boxes used by the 607th Airmen are…


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Events

In Brief January 22, 2016

Posted  January 21, 2016

Lightning Leadership Reach your potential and beyond through Lightning Leadership training. Classes are 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday for senior NCOs; Thursday for NCOs and 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29 for Airman tier. To sign up, email llc@us.af.mil. VA benefits advisors on base For…

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Legal eagles sort facts from fiction

Posted  January 21, 2016

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airman 1st Class Michael Brooks, 56th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate civil law paralegal, researches in the Uniform Code of Military Justice handbook Jan. 5 at the Luke Air Force Base legal office. The Legal Office provides confidential advice to all service members, retirees and activated Reserve and Guard members…

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Salutes & Awards

AETC Marquez awards announced

Posted  January 21, 2016

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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Events

CEOs get ‘down low’ on 5th gen jet

Posted  January 21, 2016

Chief executive officers of various companies who sponsored the College Football National Championship arrive Jan. 11 at Luke Air Force Base. Maj. Jessica Williams, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer, gives a tour through the 61st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-35 hangar.

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STREET BEAT – January 22, 2016

Posted  January 21, 2016

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 11 through 18 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 26 moving violations and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 11: Security forces responded to a report of a minor single-vehicle accident involving a fixed object at Burger King adjacent to…

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