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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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News

Commissary patrons help drive Feds Feed Families support

Posted  July 20, 2016

FORT LEE, Va. — Last year was a banner year for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The Defense Department collected more than 3.2 million pounds of food and personal hygiene items for donation to local food banks and pantries. Commissary employees and their patrons contributed almost 50 percent or a whopping 1.6 million pounds of DOD’s…

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury)
Air Force

Restored B-29 Superfortress flies for first time in 60 years

Posted  July 20, 2016

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFNS) — After 16 years of hard work and dedication from numerous volunteers around the Wichita area, a B-29 Superfortress, also known as Doc, took to the skies July 17 here for its first flight since 1956. “I never thought I would live to see this day, but I did,” said…

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(Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)
Defense

U.S. personnel in Turkey safe, Pentagon spokesman says

Posted  July 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — All U.S. service members and civilians in Turkey are safe in the wake of the July 15 attempted coup there, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today. “We’ve taken appropriate steps to maintain the safety and security of our civilian and military personnel, their families and our facilities, and we will continue to…

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(Army photo by Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe)
World

Soldier plans bike ride to support STEM education

Posted  July 19, 2016

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — In just a few months, an Army Reserve soldier went from driving around town to participating in a three-day, 150-mile bike ride to raise money and awareness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Army Spc. Terry Cunningham, with the 7th Mission Support Command’s 406th Human Resources Company, will be riding in the “Cycle…

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(Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Ferreira)
Air Force

214th RG bolts toward future with new commander

Posted  July 19, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — A former vice commander for the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force in Afghanistan assumed command of the 214th Reconnaissance Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base July 9. Col. James Thompson, an Arizona native who returns home after 22 years of active duty service, took over from Lt. Col. Brian Grasky, who served as the interim commander…

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