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Airman takes action, saves three families

It was a hot July day and Tech. Sgt. Michael Cleary, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, noted that it was unusually windy in his hometown. 

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CATM instructors ensure Luke Airmen’s combat readiness

The cacophony of bangs that ring off of insulated walls are a routine sound during weapons qualification classes, which the 56th Security Forces Combat Arms Training and Maintenance flight conducts for more than a thousand Airmen each year.

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – August 3, 2018

Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! On our cover this week, we bring you news from the 56th Maintenance Group here at Luke. Members of the Group have been hard at work implementing changes in weapons load training processes.

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56th Mission Support Group leadership development

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Vern Findley spoke to the 56th Mission Support Group at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on the 56th Fighter Wing training day July 23, 2018.

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Commander of AETC visits Luke

Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2018.


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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 47 from class 17-7

Posted  December 1, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 45 senior airmen and two civilians Oct. 26 from class 17-7. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Ryan Holland, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jacob Skawski, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; Damon Shimabukuro, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron; Robert Newton, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron and Keith…

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AETC announces awards

Posted  December 1, 2017

The following units and individual received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: Flying training Fighter category: 61st Fighter Squadron Top Maintenance Group Gray Jet Division: 54th Fighter Group Top Operations Group Gray Jet Division: 56th Operations Group Top Gray Jet Wing (fighters): 56th Fighter Wing Financial management Financial Analysis Office: 56th Comptroller Squadron Wing…

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56th FW announces quarterly awards

Posted  December 1, 2017

The following unit and individuals received third quarter awards: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Team: Financial Analysis Flight Airman: Senior Airman Jacob Mraz, 56th Maintenance Group NCO: Staff Sgt. Paul McDonough, 56th Operations Group Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Nina Brown, 54th Fighter Group Company grade officer instructor: Capt. Nathan Liptak, 56th OG Company grade officer…

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CCAF confers degrees to Luke members

Posted  December 1, 2017

The following individuals received degrees in the programs listed from the Community College of the Air Force: Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron Instructor of Technology and Military Science Staff Sgts. James Hayes, Jonathan Mahlan and Jon Menghini; Tech. Sgts. Daniel Bartolucci, Trevor Bell, Edward Cunningham, Paiz Noel and Jacob Spanaus; and Master Sgt. Arthur Ofalia…

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STREET BEAT

Posted  December 1, 2017

The 56th Security Support Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 23 through Nov. 20 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued citations for 59 moving violations and eight non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 23: SFS responded to a report of a hit-and-run-vehicle accident at the Luke AFB Exchange parking garage. The victim’s vehicle was…

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