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Thunderbolt nation mural highlights Luke’s heritage

“When I first drove onto the base, I noticed the wall and how blank it was,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Garza, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. “That’s when I knew something had to be done.”

Thunderbolt Digital Edition - May 4, 2018 News

Thunderbolt Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

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AF Honor Guard training team graduates Luke honor guardsmen

An Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, Washington, D.C., graduated a group of 24 local honor guardsmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 25, 2018.

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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham Local

Second Lady Karen Pence speaks to military spouses at Luke AFB

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for her first time to talk to military spouses May 1.


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LRS wins ‘Roadeo’ fuel truck competition

Posted  May 4, 2018

A team of 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management Airmen won the 2018 Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants “Roadeo” competition hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, April 8 and 9. The competition pitted teams of POL Airmen from Luke AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Nellis AFB against each other in a series of challenges related to…

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AETC recognizes Tbolts

Posted  May 4, 2018

The following individuals and units received Air Education and Training Command Awards: Paralegal Airman: Airman 1st Class Clayton Selman, 56 FW Legal Office Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Nikki Walberg, 56th FW JA Operations, plans and programs NCO: Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Ross, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance Unit: 56th Operations Support Squadron NCO:…

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9th AF reveals winners

Posted  May 4, 2018

The following individual received a 9th Air Force award: NCO: Tech. Sgt. Andrew Sacco, 550th Fighter Squadron

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AF announces awards

Posted  May 4, 2018

The following individuals and units received Air Force-level awards: Public Affairs Training photo series: Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs New photographer: Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook, 56th FW/PA

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ALS graduates 47 in class 18-3

Posted  May 4, 2018

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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