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Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.

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162nd hosts Dutch air force commander

Lt. Gen. Dennis Luyt, the commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, spent the day visiting Airmen at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport and the evening attending a graduation for his newest fighter pilots June 16, 2017. 

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Destruction fosters partnerships

The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing, partnered with the Tucson International Airport to give residents from Banner University Medical Center a lesson in automobile destruction during a patient extraction exercise at the airport, May 31.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour Local

68th RQF transitions to 68th RQS

As the only human based weapon system in the Air Force, Guardian Angel must have highly trained personnel dedicated to the Air Force core function of Personnel Recovery.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Local

D-M, local community attend Air Force Partnership meeting

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base leadership and local Tucson community leaders attended an Air Force Community Partnership annual update meeting at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 25, 2017.


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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley N. Steffen
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A year in Photos — December 2016

Posted  January 6, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier U.S. Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron secure a drop zone during a mass casualty exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2016. During the exercise, pararescuemen were expected to triage, treat and evacuate casualties, and to eliminate any presence of simulated…

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2016 Highlights: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Posted  January 4, 2017

JANUARY • Fourteen F-15Es from the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive • Two U-28s from the 319th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, arrive • Ten A-10s from the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing, arrive • Cactus Flag – a large-force employment and…

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Local Briefs 01/04/2017

Posted  January 4, 2017

American Indian Expo The 2017 American Indian Exposition is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 through Feb. 12 at the Quality Inn Flamingo Downtown Ballroom, 1300 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705. Eighty tribal nations will feature American Indian art and artists, arts and crafts, food and more. For more information, go to usaindianinfo.com.

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson
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47th Fighter Squadron celebrates their heritage

Posted  December 30, 2016

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 47th Fighter Squadron gathered their alumni to celebrate the unit’s history Dec. 6-7, 2016.

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Army photograph by Sgt. Timothy R. Koster
Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted  December 30, 2016

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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