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In the line of fire, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance

The smell of gunpowder in the air, the sound of brass bullets hitting the ground and the feeling of accomplishment is just a small taste of what it feels like when you enter the 56th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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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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In Brief

Posted  October 6, 2017

Retiree Appreciation Day Retiree Appreciation Day is to acknowledge the service of the veterans in the local metropolitan area, and to inform veterans of the services and activities that are available to them and their dependents. RAD is 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Naval Operations Support Center, Bldg. 300, at Luke Air…

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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 45 from Class 17-6

Posted  October 6, 2017

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 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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