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56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….

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A&FRC provides blended retirement system training

Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate…


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• MISSION • VISION • BELIEFS

Posted  January 6, 2017

Brig. Gen. Brooke Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, revealed the 56th FW’s new mission, vision and beliefs Nov. 4, 2016. “The mission is why we are here, the vision is what we want to be, and the beliefs are core descriptions of what we value and how we operate,” Leonard said. Mission: We build the…

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AETC declares award winners

Posted  January 6, 2017

The following individuals or units received an Air, Education and Training Command awards: Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award Aircraft maintenance Technician: Airman 1st Class Alexander Milward, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Munitions/missile maintenance Technician: Airman 1st Class Nkosi Jones, 56th AMXS Technician supervisor: Staff Sgt. Joshua Nix, 54th AMXS Supervisor manager: Senior Master Sgt. Gabriel Flagg,…

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FW announces quarterly awards

Posted  January 6, 2017

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: Airman: Senior Airman Alexander Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Rosalind Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Antonio Bell, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: Capt. Charles Henderlite, 56th FW Plans and Programs Civilian (Category I): Melissa Hohn, 56th CPTS Civilian (Category II):…

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607th ACS graduates 26

Posted  January 6, 2017

The 607th Air control Squadron graduated 26 students: Weapons director 116th ACS Airman 1st Class David Logan U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dylan Wakeland Weapons director – ground-based training 726th ACS Senior Airman Nicholas Bradley and Airman 1st Class Corey Farmer 116th ACS Senior Airman Vincent Ganassin 133rd Test Squadron Tech. Sgt. William Waychoff 255th ACS…

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New chiefs named

Posted  January 6, 2017

The following senior master sergeants were selected for chief master sergeant: 56th Operations Support Squadron Lori Hayworth 56th Maintenance Group Allen Hewitt 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Matthew Lammers 310th AMU Jonathan Mobley 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Ryan Gretlein 56th Force Support Squadron Donnie Brown and Melody Goitom 54th AMXS Brian McRory and Spencer Ridgway 48th…

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