Luke Reserve squadron welcomes new members and families

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Nestor Cruz
  • 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families new to the 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron visited the unit during a newcomers’ orientation Jan. 10 at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

Col. Scott Briese, 944th Maintenance Group commander, welcomed the newcomers and gave a presentation covering the squadron’s mission.

“We wanted to showcase to the families of our newcomers what their Airman do here during Unit Training Assembly weekends,” said Master Sgt. Robin Roberts, 944th AMXS F-35 avionics section chief, who helped plan and coordinate the event.

During the orientation, families had the opportunity to take an up-close look at an F-16 Fighting Falcon and an F-35 Lightning II.

Airman 1st Class Frankie Garcia Lara, 944th AMXS, said the orientation was a great opportunity for his family.

“My wife said she was amazed by the F-16 and happy to gain insight into what I do during UTAs,” Garcia Lara said.

Roberts said this was the first newcomers orientation hosted by the squadron but they plan to host them on a quarterly basis.