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Emerald Knight’s shine restored

After closing its doors more than three years ago, the 308th Fighter Squadron, also known as at the Emerald Knights, was reactivated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., in November 2018.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Local

Hope fills the heart

Hope can come in many forms, and for the children who visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., for the “Day of Hope,” Dec. 21, 2018, hope came from the Airmen of the 56th Fighter Wing.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez Local

Defenders partner with local law enforcement for annual Shop with a Cop

In a celebration of holiday spirit, members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., helped children from low-income families pick out toys during the annual Glendale Shop with a Cop charity event, Dec. 15, 2018, at Glendale, Ariz.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos Salutes & Awards

Luke AFB recognizes 12 honor guardsmen

Members from the Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Honor Guard were Awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal during an Honor Guard recognition breakfast ceremony Dec. 12, 2018.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid Local

Air Force Surgeon General visits 56th Fighter Wing Medical Group

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, paid a visit to Luke Air Force Base., Ariz., on Dec. 12, 2018, where she outlined her mission, values and modernization efforts to an enthusiastic group of Airmen.


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In Brief

Posted  December 7, 2018

Wing food drive The 56th Fighter Wing is featuring a wing-wide canned food collection competition through Dec. 17. The Cans and Kindness Challenge pits squadron against squadron to gather the most weight in canned food donations which will go to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. The most-needed items are peanut butter, canned light chicken, canned…

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ALS graduates 47 airmen

Posted  December 7, 2018

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 46 senior airmen and one staff sergeant Sept. 14 in class 18-7. The following award winners are senior airmen: John L. Levitow: David Gay, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Distinguished graduates: Frank Lopez, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron; Maria Lopez, 56th Security Forces Squadron; Kevin Walker, 56th EMS; and…

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FWSA Airmen get recognized

Posted  December 7, 2018

The following individuals are third quarter award winners: Airman: Senior Airman, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Staff Sgt. Tayler Curtis, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Charles Marsh III, 56th FW Public Affairs Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Yi Zhao, 56th CPTS Field grade officer: Maj. Rebecca Heyse, 56th FWPA Civilian (Category I):…

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Reservist serves underserved communities

Posted  December 7, 2018

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans make-up about 1.5 percent of the U.S. population. Tech. Sgt. Renelle Conner, 944th Medical Squadron dental flight chief and Reserve Citizen Airman, is working toward becoming an orthodontist. A member of the Yakama Native American Nation, in her hometown of Toppenish, Washington, Conner is committed to serving…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  December 7, 2018

Prince of Peace The holidays can mean different things to different people. For some, this is the best time of the year. In my tradition, many think of twinkling lights, decorated trees, candy, presents, and the sights and sounds of Christmas. Joyous times of celebration with family and friends readily come to mind. For others,…

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