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EES/WAPS briefing personnel to visit Luke AFB June 16

Posted June 12, 2015 by Courtesy of afpc.mil

Personnel from Headquarters Air Force and the Air Force Personnel Center will visit Luke Air Force Base June 16 to share information about Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes. During the briefing, EES/WAPS subject matter experts will speak about changes that have already been implemented, those slated for implementation in the months…

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Top Dogs drive F-35 program forward

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy Photo Lt. Col. Matt Vedder, right, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, gives a step brief to pilots at the 61st FS at Luke Air Force Base. Step briefs cover the most-up-to-date information including wind, weather, airspace and airfield conditions. The 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base is laying the groundwork for future…

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Find best solution for your organization

Posted June 5, 2015 by Maj. SCOTT HALL

Technology can play a tremendous role in the development and effectiveness of any organization. With the seemingly endless supply of technological solutions commercially available nowadays, how can we best leverage existing and new technologies to enhance our organizations? And how can we avoid the potential pitfalls of relying too heavily on technology? These are questions…

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AF core values bond, unify us

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The Air Force core values are much more than minimum standards. They remind us what it takes to get the mission done. They inspire us to do our very best at all times. They are the common bond among all comrades in arms, and…

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AETC drops in at Luke …

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Airman Pedro Mota Command Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia, Air Education and Training Command, holds an enlisted call at the base theater May 18 on Luke Air Force Base. Tapia spoke to the packed crowd about the future of the Air Force for all enlisted ranks. He discussed changes to the enlisted performance reporting system,…

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Critical days of summer upon us

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

With the beginning of the Critical Days of Summer, we are reminded to make safe decisions this summer. “The Air Force has been focused on additional mishap vulnerabilities during the summer months since 1964,” said Col. James Fisher, Air and Education Training Command director of safety. “We recognize the summer months put our Airmen at…

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News Briefs June 5, 2015

Posted June 5, 2015 by

61st FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will relinquish command of the 61st Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. Michael Gette in a ceremony at 8:01 a.m. June 26 in Hangar 999. 607th ACS change of command Lt. Col. Charles Jones will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Jerald…

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At-risk students get Luke primer

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS Maj. Jason Chugg, 310th Fighter Squadron pilot, shows the children the F-16 Fighter Falcon May 19 at Luke Air Force Base. Children First Academy of Phoenix brought students on base to see the military lifestyle and to talk to Airmen about their careers and lives. Most children have a dream job they…

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To post or not

Posted June 5, 2015 by CHARLOTTE HU

Senior Airman James Hensley Social Media is a great communication tool but has risks that go with it. Knowing the difference between what should or should not be posted can protect Airmen from releasing information which could be used against them. One way to prevent leakage of information is to use privacy settings. With the…

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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 5, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II stands by to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II program is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, recently told U.S. reporters…

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