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  • Aviator receives Purple Heart posthumously

    In a ceremony in the 56th Fighter Wing conference room Thursday, Mrs. Mary King accepted the Purple Heart medal on behalf of her late husband, Maj. Robert King, who served his country for nearly 37 years as a Marine, Army soldier and Airman. Brig. Gen. Tom Jones, 56th FW commander, presided over the ceremony and pinned the Purple Heart and Aviator
  • Thunderbolts named top dog

    Luke's 56th Fighter Wing captured top honors in an annual competition recognizing outstanding air force units worldwide, according to a special order announced June 22 here. The Air Force outstanding unit award, based on exceptionally outstanding achievement from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2005, recognizes, "The men and women of the 56th Fighter
  • Fire prevention week kicks off Saturday

    Each year, fires kill or injure thousands of Americans and destroy or damage billions of dollars worth of property. Many of these fires might have been prevented by taking appropriate precautions and following safety guidelines. During Fire Prevention Week, the fire department highlights the need to prevent and prepare for fires, and we raise
  • 56th Fighter Wing meets FY06 flying hour goal

    The 56th Fighter Wing ended fiscal 2006 Wednesday by flying 47,383 flying hours in 12 months. With more than 34,941 sorties flown for fiscal 2006, Luke accomplished its mission of training the world's greatest F-16 pilots and maintainers, while deploying mission-ready warfighters. "It's a total team effort to meet our flying hour goals in the Air
  • Vehicle stickers making comeback

    Luke has undergone privately owned vehicle registration changes this year. Many of these changes, directed by Headquarters, Air Force Education and Training Command security forces, are based on shortages of the DD Form 2219, Registered Vehicle Expiration Tabs. Luke leadership is determined to meet Air Force security requirements and provide the
  • Thunderbolt of the Week: Airman 1st Class Rachel DeVries

    Airman 1st Class Rachel DeVriesOrganization: 56th Contracting Squadron, Contract Apprentice Time in service: Nine months Hometown: Jackson's Gap, Ala. Education: Central Alabama Community College, Associate in Science Goals: To get my bachelor's degree in business management and one day have my own business Self-description: Well-mannered, highly
  • PSD going AF wide

    Personnel Services Delivery, is the Air Force's vision of how all manpower and personnel business is conducted. It is an Air Force-wide personnel and manpower program designed to reengineer and streamline manpower and personnel processes, and the organizations. Personnel Services Delivery ensures delivery of the right people, at the right place, at
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