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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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PEOPLE FIRST January 29, 2016

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Official urges…

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Local

Bay orderlies on rotation to assist

Posted January 29, 2016 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

FROM LEFT: Airmen 1st Class William Levert and Benjamin Ping, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers; and Airman 1st Class Tyler Hoffmeyer, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, gather equipment and supplies for a day’s work from the bay orderly supply closet at Luke Air Force Base. Bay orderlies are Airmen who are…

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Events

STREET BEAT – January 29, 2016

Posted January 29, 2016 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 19 through 24 at Luke Air force Base Tickets Security forces issued citations for 25 moving and seven nonmoving violations. Emergency responses Jan. 19: Security forces military working dogs and handlers assisted Surprise police with a bomb threat situation. There were no findings. Surprise police…

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Local

Bugs, beware of cute critter

Posted January 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

A Russian dwarf hamster resides in the Luke Air Force Base 56th Civil Engineer Squadron entomology building. Pest management, also known as entomology, manages the pest population at Luke. The hamster is used to attract pests by producing carbon dioxide.   Felder uses a bait gun containing ant killer to spread the bait around the…

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Don’t miss your chance to vote

Posted January 29, 2016 by

For those planning to vote in the states below, visit FVAP.gov now to complete a registration application and request an absentee ballot for the presidential preference primaries (P) and state primaries (S): February 30-day notice New Hampshire: Feb. 9 (P) South Carolina: Feb. 20 (P, Republican primary only) South Carolina: Feb. 27 (P, Democratic primary…

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Commentary

Chaplain’s thoughts … January 29, 2016

Posted January 29, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

“Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it.” ~ Garrison Keillor</b? American writer and entertainer Garrison Keillor is a master story teller. He, of course, is the creator of the mythical town of Lake Woebegone, Minnesota, (circa 1950s and 60s). A place where “all the men are good looking, all the…

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Sports

Flag football makes comeback

Posted January 29, 2016 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Coaches of the 2016 flag football tournament get together for a meeting Jan. 15 in the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center gym. They discussed rule changes and schedules.

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Sports

Sports Shorts January 29, 2016

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Varsity softball tryouts Luke Air Force Base varsity softball team tryouts will be held at 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday at base softball field 3. For more information, call Lonnie Gore at 623-856-2903. Thrive for 5 Thrive for 5 is a free weekly running program through March 19 to help members improve their…

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News

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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