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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract (Pt. II)

Posted October 28, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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Are you getting the full experience?

Posted January 29, 2016 by Master Sgt. IDA BUSHEY

Master Sgt. Ida Bushey One role I have as a career assistance advisor is to assist Airmen interested in retraining from their current career field or Air Force specialty code. I often ask them, “Why do you want to retrain to another career?” The answers vary from, “I don’t like the people I work with,”…

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When opportunity knocks, answer door

Posted January 29, 2016 by Master Sgt. NEEL RODGERS

Throughout our time in the Air Force, whether for four years or 30, we are presented with many opportunities. The places we go and the duties we learn to do all lend themselves to new experiences that most Americans will never get. Those opportunities can be a key component to your success in the Air…

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Air Force

AF sends F-35A to UK air shows

Posted January 29, 2016 by

The Air Force is taking the future of airpower to international audiences in England this summer.

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Events

In Brief January 29, 2016

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Dining facility reopens The Ray V. Hensman Dining Facility will reopen Monday. Affected meal card holders will continue to receive basic allowance for subsistence through Sunday. No member action is required. Effective Monday, the DFAC hours will be 6 to 8 a.m. for breakfast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and 4 to 6…

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Airman finds joy in singing

Posted January 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

“At first I thought, ‘It’s just singing,’” said Senior Airman Adriana Van Wyk, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician and Luke Air Force Base national anthem singer.

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Salutes & Awards

ACC Awards honor Arizona’s top in-house attorneys

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Jan. 14, before a sold-out crowd at The Camby/Autograph Collection Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton), Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards. The 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office received the following award: In-House Legal Department of the Year…

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Local

Fire station rescued from decades of wear

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

A ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated fire station took place Jan. 20 at Luke Air Force Base.

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DoD

Exchange partners with Block to offer discount tax prep fee

Posted January 29, 2016 by Courtesy of Army & Air Force Exchange Service

The Internal Revenue Service expects more than 150 million tax returns to be filed this tax season, with more than 70 percent of taxpayers receiving refunds. To take the guesswork out of filing for military members and their families, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming with H&R Block to provide tax preparation…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Flat rate per diem explained What is it? The flat rate per diem rule changes for long-term temporary duty went into effect Nov. 1, 2014, and apply when government lodging and/or meals are not available at the TDY installation. Who is affected? Anyone assigned to a TDY of 31 days or longer is subject to…

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