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LVHS grad retires after prestigious air force career

Oct 23, 2016 From wire reports

Major Luke Urish, who grew up in Lander and graduated from LVHS in 1996, has retired from the United States Air Force.

He went to the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 2000. His career took him from Japan to New Jersey to Texas to India and finally to Washington, DC.

During his 15 year, 6 month career, he flew the KC-10A, T-6B, HJT-16 Kiran (India), and finished up flying C-40s at Andrews AFB. That assignment afforded him the opportunity to fly the Vice President, Secretary of State, First Lady, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Secretary of Treasury, and the CIA Director on important missions all over the world. He flew the US Secretary to the UN around West Africa during the Ebola outbreak and another mission took him to North Korea with the Director of National Intelligence securing the freedom of two Americans being held captive.

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