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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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Luke congratulates new E-8s

Posted  April 7, 2017

Across the Air Force, 1,391 master sergeants were selected to become senior master sergeants from 11,788 eligible. The overall selection rate was 11.8 percent. Within the 56th Fighter Wing, the following master sergeants were selected for the top 2 percent of the enlisted force. 56th Operations Support Squadron Sean Strong 56th Maintenance Group Clifton Berger…

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AETC announces 2016 winners

Posted  April 7, 2017

The following individuals received Air Education and Training Command annual awards: Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Award Maj. Aaron Cavazos, 61st Fighter Squadron Media New videographer: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell,56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Short-form production: Master Sgt. Michael Jackson, 56th FW/PA Video spot: Airman 1st Class Heidi Goodsell, 56th FW/PA Intelligence, Surveillance and…

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944th Fighter Wing 2017 Annual Awards

Posted  April 7, 2017

Airman: Staff Sgt. Elisabeth Yates, 944th Medical Squadron NCO: Master Sgt. Scott Jenkins, 924th Maintenance Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Soehnen, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron First sergeant: Senior Master Sgt. Jason Cvancara, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron Weapon’s system officer: Maj. Sriram Krishnan, 307th Fighter Squadron Instructor pilot: Maj. William Wisehart, 69th FS Company…

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Best of the best honored

Posted  April 7, 2017

As a celebration of outstanding achievements by wing members the 2017 944th Fighter Wing Annual Award winners were honored during a “Casino Royale” themed black tie gala held at the Wigwam Resort on February 11. During the event, which was steeped in heritage and evening attire, Dan Clark, founder and CEO of Dan Clark and…

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56th Fighter Wing announces annual awards

Posted  April 7, 2017

The following individuals received 2016 56th Fighter Wing annual awards in a ceremony Feb. 25 at the Wigwan in Litchfield Park: Airman Senior Airman Jaypee Simpliciano 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO Tech. Sgt. Sean O’Hagan 56th Force Support Squadron Senior NCO Senior Master Sgt. Marc Sellers 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Company grade officer Capt. Lauren Chaffee 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Field grade officer Maj….

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