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Luke celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Every November, “Thunderbolts” at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., observe Native American Heritage Month. This year, Luke celebrated by hosting a 5K run and a Native American luncheon scheduled for Nov. 28 at the community commons.

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Gunfighters complete first F-35 transport

An F-35A Lightning II belonging to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. was moved for repairs after being grounded in Idaho for the past year.

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Luke opens Military and Veteran Success Center

Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a challenging experience for service members, veterans and dependents.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

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Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.


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Salutes & Awards

ALS graduates 36 senior airmen

Posted  February 3, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 36 senior airmen Dec. 15, 2016, from class 17-1. The award winners are: John Levitow Award: Zackary Parrish, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Distinguished graduates: Ronnie Smith, 56th Operations Support Squadron; Steven Wyrick, 56th Communications Squadron; and Jessica Berman, 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commandant’s Award: Jessica Berman, 446th…

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56FW names quarterly award winners

Posted  February 3, 2017

The following individuals are 2016 fourth quarter award winners: Airman: Airman 1st Class Jaypee Simpliciano, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Andrew Klodt, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Javier Gonzales, 56th Security Forces Squadron Company grade officer: Capt. Lauren Chaffee, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Field grade officer: Maj. Christopher Charron,…

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MSG announces quarterly, annual award winners

Posted  February 3, 2017

The following individuals are quarterly award winners: 56th Mission Support Group Airman: Senior Airman Alina Golovina, 56th Force Support Squadron NCO: Tech. Sgt. Andrew Klodt, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Senior NCO: Senior Master Sgt. Javier Gonzalez, 56th Security Forces Squadron Company grade officer: 1st Lt. Tyler Cairel, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron Field grade officer: Maj….

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AETC announces award winners

Posted  February 3, 2017

The following individuals or units are 2016 Air Education and Training Command awards winners: Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Effectiveness Medium aircraft maintenance category: 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Secretary of the Air Force special achievement Part-time SB specialist: Mary Peetz, 56th Contracting Squadron Civil engineer excellence Major General Robert C. Thompson Award (Resources excellent):  56th Civil…

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A1Cs shine to earn B-T-Z

Posted  February 3, 2017

The following 16 airmen first class were designated by the 56th Fighter Wing for below-the-zone promotion to senior airman: Turner Antonsen, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Garrett Byers, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron Colin Davis, 310th AMU David Escobar, 56th Force Support Squadron Chad Hall, 56th Medical Support Squadron Alex Hayden, 56th Comptroller Squadron Xavier Knapp, 309th…

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