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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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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
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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Commentary

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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U.S.

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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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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U.S.

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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