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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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Local

Remarkable recruiters replenish Reserves

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder Tech. Sgt. Marquise Heard, Master Sgt. Ricketa Conley, 944th Fighter Wing recruiters, and Senior Master Sgt. Clayton Callahan, 944th FW recruiting flight chief, pose for a photo Dec. 3 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., 944th Fighter Wing Recruiting office recently…

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Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Air Force

New civilian appraisal program to begin in April

Posted December 30, 2016 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April 2017, designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication and more effectively develop and reward the workforce.   The new program, called the DOD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force

Posted December 30, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks on the Air Force’s role in transatlantic security at the Atlantic Council Conference in Washington D.C.; and the North American Aerospace Defense Command helps spread holiday cheer by tracking Santa’s journey across the globe.

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Salutes & Awards

F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

Posted December 27, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16, 2016, following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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Veterans

F-35 Heritage Flight Team donates check to Disabled American Veterans Office

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota The F-35 Heritage Flight Team donates a 20 thousand dollar charity check to the Disabled Veterans Office Dec. 14, 2016, Phoenix, Ariz. The donations given to the DAV will help the organization fund programs, like healthcare services, psychological counseling, physical rehabilitation, job training and residential relocation….

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Commentary

Holiday budgeting important for new year

Posted December 14, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Grace Lee

Every year nearly 300 million Americans celebrate Christmas which entails not only spreading holiday cheer, but buying gifts for loved ones. While gift giving can be rewarding, the result can leave some financially unfit for the new year.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
Local

56th CES continues F-35 Hangar Project

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

While more and more F-35 Lightning II’s are brought onto Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., storage and maintenance space becomes crucial for the aircraft’s upkeep.

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Sports

Luke’s Winter Games build morale

Posted December 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The 56th Fighter Wing [Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.] 2016 Winter Games kicked off Dec. 5th through Dec. 8th offering a variety of fun games for Airmen from different squadrons to compete for the championship.

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