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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

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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56th Operations Group

Posted  October 7, 2016

56th Training Squadron Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots by providing peerless instruction, virtual training and training systems management Demographics: There are 14 officers, eight civilians and 201 contract employees Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden Director of operations: Lt. Col. Rhett Hierlmeier and Maj. Matthew Brockhaus Responsibilities: Provides 97 percent of…

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56th Maintenance Group

Posted  October 7, 2016

56th Maintenance Group staff Mission: Plan, monitor, train, manage, and adapt through precise scheduling and efficient execution to produce the world’s finest maintainers and fighter pilots Demographics: There are 166 active-duty and 14 civilian members Leadership Section commander: Maj. Daniel Kline Maintenance operations superintendent: Master Sgt. Heather Tufty Weapons standardization superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Patrick…

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56th Medical Group

Posted  October 7, 2016

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Support 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs Demographics: There are 59 military active-duty personnel, six civilians and four contractors Leadership Commander: Col. Robert Craig-Gray Squadron superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Oluwasina Awolusi Responsibilities: The Aerospace Medicine Squadron mission is…

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56th Mission Support Group

Posted  October 7, 2016

56th Civil Engineer Squadron Mission: Provide technically sound combat-ready engineers to build, sustain and protect Luke Air Force Base through engineering and emergency response services Demographics: There are 241 active-duty and 110 civilian members assigned Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Gregory Mayer Deputy commander: Neil Wentz Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Campbell First sergeant: Master Sgt….

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Salutes & Awards

Salutes and Awards: 3rd quarter FWSA awards announced

Posted  October 7, 2016

The following individuals received quarterly awards: Airman: Senior Airman James Hensley, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs NCO: Staff Sgt. Staci Miller, 56th FWPA Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Angel Cain, 56th FW Inspector General Company grade officer: 2nd Lt. Shaun Chaplin, 56th Comptroller Squadron Civilian (Category I): Nicole Eades, 56th CPTS Civilian (Category II): Kiley Dougherty,…

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