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Salutes & Awards

Comm squadron changes command

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Senior Airman James Hensley Lt. Col. Carol Miller, 56th Mission Support Group deputy commander, passes the guidon to incoming commander Maj. Lewis Sorvillo June 5 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Health & Safety

Drug testing: What’s fact or myth?

Posted June 12, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

For those who have donned a military service uniform, most have heard the myths and urban legends that surround random drug testing, with the biggest question being “Is it really random?” With facts received from the 56th Fighter Wing Drug Demand Reduction, this article presents the truth about the process that begins with a notification…

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Health & Safety

Don’t get hooked by phishers

Posted June 12, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

Fast cash promises on popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are causing major problems for service members. Phishing scams have continued to evolve in an attempt to keep up with progressing technology. Today, some phishing scams have been using social media outlets to fool users into revealing sensitive and personal information at…

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Local

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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Air Force

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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Commentary

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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Commentary

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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Local

AETC drops in at Luke …

Posted June 5, 2015 by

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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Local

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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