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F-35 Heritage Flt Team

56th Fighter Wing Leadership

 

                           

                                 Commander                             Vice Commander                     Chief Master Sergeant                        

                    Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury              Col. Michael Richardson             CMSgt Randy Kwiatkowski                                                                                               

                                  Biography                                            Biography                                        Biography 

Group Commanders

 

                                                               
           Maintenance Group Commander           Medical Group Commander            Operations Group Commander                Mission Support Group                54th Fighter Group Commander                     
                        Col. Gregory Hutson                              Col. (Dr.) Daniel Lamar                      Col. Matthew Renbarger                    Col. Robert Sylvester                          Col. Michael Boger                                        
             
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                                                                           Community Initiative Director        Range Management Office Director
                                                                                                    
James Mitchell                               Charles Buchanan
                                                                                                      
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LIEUTENANT COLONEL SCOTT B. HALL

Lt. Col. Scott B. Hall is the Commander, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz. Colonel Hall was commissioned in 2000 through AFROTC at Alabama State University. He has served in a variety of acquisition, aircraft maintenance, and staff assignments. His aircraft experience includes the B-1B, JSTARS, F-16, and A-10. Colonel Hall also
7/22
2016
Col Ainsworth Official Photo COLONEL RICK L. AINSWORTH

Col. Rick L. Ainsworth is the Commander, 56th Maintenance Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Colonel Ainsworth graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering and was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1992. He is a career maintenance officer with experience across 10 different
7/27
2016
SSgt Alaniz Bio Photo STAFF SERGEANT HILARIO ALANIZ

Staff Sergeant Hilario Alaniz is the United States F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team member, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
3/12
2018
Andreotta Bio MAJOR WILL “D-RAIL” ANDREOTTA

Major Will Andreotta is the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team Commander and Pilot, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/22
2017
LIEUTENANT COLONEL JAVIER I. ANTUÑA

Lt. Col. Javier I. Antuña is the Commander, 21st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.  He leads and directs more than 120 active duty, Reserve, Taiwan, and civilian personnel responsible for training Taiwan pilots in advanced F-16 tactics as part of the PEACE FENGHUANG program. Colonel Antuña was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He received
7/21
2016
CAPTAIN MATTHEW P. AVILA

Capt. Matthew P. Avila is the Commander, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.  He is responsible for the operation of the largest fighter aircraft field training detachment in the Air Force, supervising 50 instructors in six flights consisting of 11 Air Force specialties.  He oversees the 56th Fighter Wing's
7/21
2016
Staff Sergeant John Baker Bio Photo STAFF SERGEANT JOHN BAKER

Staff Sergeant John Baker is the United States F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team member, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
3/12
2018
Banks STAFF SERGEANT TONY BANKS II

SSgt Tony Banks is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/23
2017
MAJOR KENNETH B. BEEBE III

Maj. Kenneth B. Beebe III is the Commander, 54th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 54th Fighter Group, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. He is responsible for 500 Airmen and 56 assigned F-16 aircraft worth $1.4B. He controls and executes a $250K budget to procure aircraft spares, tools, and test equipment in support of a 10,000 sortie/14,000 flying hour
7/21
2016
Bio Pic COLONEL BENJAMIN W. BISHOP

Col. Benjamin W. Bishop is the Commander, 56th Operations Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
7/21
2016
COLONEL STEPHEN R. BODEN

Col. Stephen R. Boden is the Commander, 56th Medical Operations Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. He optimizes performance and ensures medical readiness of the human weapons system for the largest fighter wing in the Air Force. The colonel also provides comprehensive medical care to 5,500 uniformed personnel and 92,000 beneficiaries by promoting
7/27
2016
LIEUTENANT COLONEL GREGORY D. BOSCHERT

Lt. Col. Gregory D. Boschert is the Commander, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.Colonel Boschert received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2000.  He has held multiple base, numbered air force, and air operations center-level positions in Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command, and the Pacific Air
7/27
2016
Bowman STAFF SERGEANT ALEXANDER BOWMAN

SSgt Alexander Bowman is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/23
2017
Bio Photo LIEUTENANT COLONEL MARIE-ANTONETTE C. BRANCATO

Lt. Col. Brancato is the Commander, 56th Dental Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz
7/21
2016
120918-F-JZ009-516 MR. CHARLES E. BUCHANAN

Charles E. "Chas" Buchanan is the Director, 56th Fighter Wing Range Management Office, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
7/21
2016
LIEUTENANT COLONEL ANDREW C. CAGGIANO

Lt. Col. Andrew C. Caggiano is the Commander, 314th Fighter Squadron, 54th Fighter Group, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M..  He leads over 30 active-duty and Reserve Airmen in Holloman's newest fighter squadron.  The mission of the 314th Fighter Squadron is to train the world's greatest F-16 fighter pilots.  The squadron graduates over 40 initial
7/27
2016
LIEUTENANT COLONEL JERALD M. CANNY

Lt. Col. Jerald M. Canny is the Commander, 607th Air Control Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As the commander of the Air Force's only formal training unit for control and reporting centers, he is responsible for developing policy and directing the training of command and control specialists for the Combat Air Force. He oversees training
7/27
2016
Brigadier General Todd D. Canterbury Official Photo. Brig Gen BRIG. GEN. TODD D. CANTERBURY

Brigadier General Todd D. Canterbury is the Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The wing's mission is to build the future of airpower and is leading the Air Force in developing Airmen and training fighter pilots.
6/19
2018
SSgt Carey Bio Photo STAFF SERGEANT MARTIN CAREY

SSgt Martin Carey is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
3/12
2018
Lt. Col. Jason Cooper Bio photo LIEUTENANT COLONEL JASON L. COOPER

Lt. Col. Jason L. Cooper is the Commander, 425th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. He leads and directs more than 170 operations, maintenance, and support and supply personnel. Colonel Cooper is responsible for all phases of combat training for F-16 aircrew in a one-of-a-kind Republic of Singapore Air Force Foreign Military Sales Fighter Squadron. He directs all F-16 operations for 25 permanent party USAF and RSAF F-16 aircrew to ensure combat readiness and is responsible for their overall certifcation.
7/27
2016
SSgt Couture Bio Photo STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL COUTURE

Staff Sergeant Michael Couture is the United States F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team member, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
3/12
2018
COLONEL (DOCTOR) ROBERT W. CRAIG-GRAY

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Robert W. Craig-Gray is the Commander, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.Dr. Craig-Gray, a Washington, D.C., native, initially entered the military in 1988 as a U.S. Marine Corps Reservist. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science
7/21
2016
Dolgikh TECHNICAL SERGEANT ALEKSANDR A. DOLGIKH JR

TSgt Aleksandr Dolgikh is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/23
2017
Dougherty STAFF SERGEANT ALEXANDRA DOUGHERTY

SSgt Alexandra Dougherty is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/23
2017
Lieutenant Colonel Michael P. Driscoll LIEUTENANT COLONEL MICHAEL P. DRISCOLL

Lieutenant Colonel Michael P. Driscoll is the Commander, 311th Fighter Squadron, 54th Fighter Group, Holloman Air Force Base, NM. He will lead more than 40 active-duty and Reserve personnel and as many as 25 student pilots. The mission of the 311th Fighter Squadron is to produce the world's greatest F-16 wingman and instructor pilots ready to meet the requirements of the combat air forces and to deploy mission-ready warfighters.
7/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo LIEUTENANT COLONEL KEVIN D. FISHER

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin D. Fisher is the Commander, Detachment 1, 56th Operations Group, Tucson, Ariz. Colonel Fisher was commissioned in 1997 through the ROTC program at the University of Texas, Austin.  He graduated from undergraduate pilot training in 1999 and served as a T-37 Instructor Pilot prior to completing F-16 training in 2003.  Colonel
11/23
2016
LIEUTENANT COLONEL GREGORY G. FRANA

Lt. Col. Gregory G. Frana is the Commander, 62nd Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.Colonel Frana was commissioned in May 2000 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.  He was a distinguished graduate of both Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training and the F-15E Basic Qualification
7/21
2016
Bio photo COLONEL JEFFREY J. FREELAND

Colonel Jeffrey J. Freeland is the Commander, 56th Medical Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
7/22
2016
Gardner SENIOR AIRMAN BRYCE GARDNER

SrA Gardner is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/23
2017
MSgt Garner Bio Photo MASTER SERGEANT ROBERT E. GARNER

Master Sergeant Robert Garner is the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team Chief, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
3/12
2018
LIEUTENANT COLONEL MICHAEL L. GETTE

Lt. Col. Michael L. Gette is the Commander, 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.  The squadron's mission is to train the world's greatest F-35 fighter pilots.Colonel Gette received his commission in 1999 through the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Colorado-Boulder.  From there, he became a distinguished graduate of
7/27
2016
Goatley STAFF SERGEANT TANNER GOATLEY

SSgt Tanner Goatley is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/23
2017
Col Edward Hamil Bio COLONEL EDWARD G. HAMILL

Col. Edward G. Hamill is Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) to the Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
9/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR SCOTT A. HASELDEN

Maj. Scott A. Haselden is the Commander, 56th Security Forces Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Major Haselden enlisted in the Air Force in August 1994 and later received a commission upon graduation from Officer Training School in August 2004. His assignments include serving as the Operations and Training Flight Commander, 27th Special
7/27
2016
Bio Photo LIEUTENANT COLONEL MATTHEW A. HAYDEN

Lt. Col. Matthew A. Hayden is the Commander, 56th Training Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
7/21
2016
Colonel Gregory E. Hutson is the commander of the 56th Maintenance Group, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona. The group is responsible for providing all on- & off-equipment maintenance to support the Wing’s fleet of F-16 and F-35 aircraft.  In pursuit of the Wing’s mission “Building the Future of Airpower,” over 2,500 active duty members, reservists belonging to the 944th Maintenance Group, civilians, and partner nation personnel forge a team that are dedicated to providing safe & reliable aircraft. COLONEL GREGORY E. HUTSON

Colonel Gregory E. Hutson is the commander of the 56th Maintenance Group, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona. The group is responsible for providing all on- & off-equipment maintenance to support the Wing’s fleet of F-16 and F-35 aircraft. In pursuit of the Wing’s mission “Building the Future of Airpower,” over 2,500 active duty members, reservists belonging to the 944th Maintenance Group, civilians, and partner nation personnel forge a team that are dedicated to providing safe & reliable aircraft.
11/03
2017
Bio Photo LIEUTENANT COLONEL AARON JELINEK


7/27
2016
Maj. Jeffrey R. Kaepp is the Commander, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. MAJOR JEFFREY R. KAEPP

Maj. Jeffrey R. Kaepp is the Commander, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona
7/21
2016
Bio Pic COLONEL JAMES R. KEEN

Colonel James R. Keen is the Commander, 54th Fighter Group, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Activated in March 2014, the 54th Fighter Group is an F-16 Formal Training Unit under the command of the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona, and consists of more than 800 people including two Block 42 F-16 Squadrons, an operations support squadron and two maintenance squadrons.
8/09
2016
Kinder STAFF SERGEANT NIKOLAS KINDER

SSgt Nikolas Kinder is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/23
2017
Col Kossler Official Photo COLONEL JAMES K. KOSSLER

Col. James K. Kossler is the Commander, 56th Mission Support Group, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
7/21
2016
Bio Photo CHIEF MSGT. RANDY KWIATKOWSKI

Chief Master Sergeant Randy Kwiatkowski is the Command Chief, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
7/27
2016
Colonel Lamar COLONEL (Dr.) DANIEL LAMAR

Colonel (Dr.) Daniel LaMar is the Commander of the 56th Medical Group, Luke Air Force Base, AZ. He is responsible for all medical care and medical support to the 56th Fighter Wing, including 26 squadrons and all foreign flight training officers from Taiwan and the Republic of Singapore. As commander, he serves as the Chief Executive Officer of a multispecialty clinic and a dental clinic, and he’s responsible for health services for more than 26,000 Department of Defense beneficiaries.
7/06
2018
Brig. Gen. Brook J. Leonard is the Commander, 56th Fighter Wing Luke Air Force Base, Arizona BRIG. GEN. BROOK J. LEONARD

Brigadier General Brook J. Leonard is the Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The wing's mission is to build the future of airpower and is leading the Air Force in developing Airmen and training fighter pilots. As part of Air Education and Training Command, and home to 30 squadrons with both F-16 and F-35A Lightning II
7/27
2016
Long SENIOR AIRMAN CHRISTOPHER LONG

Senior Airman Christopher Long is a member in the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
2/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo LIEUTENANT COLONEL TONYA Y. MACK

Lt. Col. Tonya Y. Mack is the Commander, 56th Force Support Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.  She commands one of the most diverse squadrons on the installation, providing "cradle to grave" support for 93,000 military, civilian, retirees, and family members to include manpower and personnel, force development, community and sustainment
7/27
2016
SSgt Madera Bio Photo STAFF SERGEANT ZACHARY MADERA

Staff Sergeant Zachary Madera is the United States F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Team member, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
3/12
2018
MSgt Matanane Bio Photo MASTER SERGEANT FRANCIS “FRANK” MATANANE

Master Sergeant Francis Matanane is the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Superintendent, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
3/12
2018
LIEUTENANT COLONEL GREGORY C. MAYER

Lt. Col. Gregory C. Mayer is the Commander, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
7/27
2016
Bio Photo MAJOR STUART R. MENN

Maj. Stuart R. Menn is the Commander of the 54th Maintenance Squadron, 54th Fighter Group, 56 Fighter Wing, Holloman Air Force Base N.M
7/21
2016
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