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AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit Thunderbolt nation

Luke Air Force Base in Arizona welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, 2017, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

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SecAF addresses air and space innovation

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.

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500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky

The U.S. Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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Herschel Walker visits Luke, speaks to Airmen about resiliency

Former professional football player, bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 4 to see the base and speak to Thunderbolts during an all-call.

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Sheila Heen teaches Thunderbolts the art of feedback

Sheila Heen, Harvard Law School professor and negotiation expert, came to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 25 to speak with Thunderbolts about the art and science of feedback.


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Salutes & Awards

AETC announces award

Posted  October 6, 2017

The following individual received an American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration award: 2018 National Public Service Award Master Sgt. Nina Brown, 54th Maintenance Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico “Sergeant Brown expertly reflowed engine cycle consumption, which prevented 32 early engine removals, saving 7,600 man…

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Quarterly awards announced

Posted  October 6, 2017

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Fighter Wing staff agencies Airman: Airman 1st Class Ariel Ciprian, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Chris Moore, 56th CPTS Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Vilma Cantu, 56th FW Public Affairs Company grade officer: Chaplain (Capt.) Derek VanderMolen, 56th FW Chapel Field grade officer: Maj. Rebecca Heyse, 56th…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK — Aug. 30

Posted  October 6, 2017

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Tedesco 56th Range Management Office — Air Combat Training Systems contracting officer Sergeant Tedesco ensures the Barry M. Goldwater Range has all the resources it needs to train 20 different joint units each year. He is the proud dad to nine children and is a highly respected, knowledgeable, and self-motivated Airman. His…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK — Sep. 8

Posted  October 6, 2017

Airman 1st Class Deven Augustine 56th Operations Support Squadron —Air traffic controller Airman Augustine provides command and control to the 100 daily flights in and out of Luke Air Force Base while keeping lines of communication open with the FAA and civilian aircraft as well. He is vital to ensuring the safety of our Airmen…

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Luke Air Force Base Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8 through 14 2017 theme: ‘EVERY SECOND COUNTS’ Plan two ways out!

Posted  October 6, 2017

Oct. 9 through 13: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luke AFB commissary and Exchange • Learn about smoke detectors, home escape plans, kitchen fires and how to use a fire extinguisher • Visit information booths, see videos and get fire prevention materials for all ages • Get a photo taken with Sparky the Fire Dog,…

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