Author Archive
 

Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez
Technology

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

Posted November 23, 2016 by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

Full Story »

Courtesy photograph
Air Force

Goldfein discusses changing face of war

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
Local

Maintainers build morale hiking White Tank Mountains

Posted November 23, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

As the sun slowly rose behind the rocky mountain terrain, people began to gather at the bottom of the ascending trail. After hiking at a swift pace, sweat slowly dropped from their exhausted faces, the Airmen could see their destination.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
Local

Luke: Giving thanks to Airmen

Posted November 23, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Luke Thunderbolts take off at the start of the Turkey Trot 5K fun run Nov. 23, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The fun run is geared toward promoting fitness among active duty as well as anyone with base access who would like to participate. Tis…

Full Story »

 
Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 22

Posted November 23, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico has been selected to be the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons, the secretary of defense got a close look at special operations Airmen at work, and the Air Force has concluded an F-16 crash investigation

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
Local

Civil Engineer Airmen use information system to map base

Posted November 22, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

People around the world use maps to find locations, but at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., engineers use them for a variety of different reasons. The Airmen at the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer flight make maps by using GIS.

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
Local

Prime Beef: Building morale, preparedness

Posted November 22, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Humvees parked in the ATSO (ability to survive and operate) compound during a Prime Beef exercise at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2016. The exercise reinforced skills in self-aid buddy care, gathering intelligence, countersign, and defensive fighting positions. The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke…

Full Story »

 
DoD

Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted November 22, 2016 by Richard Salomon

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period.  The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.
Local

Luke’s senior leaders reveal 56th Fighter Wing new mission, vision, beliefs

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

The commander of Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., revealed the 56th Fighter Wing’s new mission, vision and beliefs during a Thunderbolt Huddle 4 Nov at Club Five Six.

Full Story »

 
Veterans

Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted November 18, 2016 by Tammy Cournoyer

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

Full Story »