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News Briefs February 27, 2015

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MDG appointment line upgrade Patients calling the 56th Medical Group at 623-856-2273 Wednesday afternoon to schedule an appointment may reach a busy signal and may have to call back if all booking agents are on the line with other callers. The queue function allowing patients to wait on hold for the next available booking agent…

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Staff Sgt. Andrea Caldwell, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron avionics production supervisor, performs an acceptance inspection on an enhanced upgraded programmable display generator Feb. 12. The EUPDG allows the pilot to program up to twelve displays.

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Pay dates increase for civilians in 2015

Posted February 27, 2015 by af.mil with edits by Master Sgt. Russell Eberle

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared to the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015. The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the amount that…

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RMO Stakeholders keep eye on sky Pt. 2

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Susan Gladstein Christian Black, 56th Range Management Office geographer, replaces the antenna on the Bender Springs weather station at the Barry M. Goldwater Range East. The new multidirectional antenna allows for a 360-degree field of view for the real-time weather station compared to the single directional antenna previously in place. The BMGR has 23 weather…

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Full service wash …

Posted February 27, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Tech. Sgt. William Rotroff, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-35 dedicated crew chief, rinses an F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter after it gets a scrubbing Feb. 11 at the Luke Air Force Base wash rack. Crew chiefs are trained how to properly clean and lubricate jets in technical school.   Murphy watches as Alaniz identifies…

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Luke’s best shine

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgts. TIMOTHY BOYER & LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Senior Airman Devante Williams Misty Hyman, Olympic Gold Medalist, receives a standing ovation during her speech Feb. 13 at the 56th fighter Wing Annual Awards Banquet at the Wigwam. Hyman talked about the obstacles she faced during her Olympic run and how she overcame them. The 56th Fighter Wing held its annual awards banquet to…

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EFMP wraps up significant year

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy photo Exceptional Family Member Program families get up close and personal with animals from the Wild Life World Zoo Dec. 20 during an EFMP Holiday Party at Luke Air Force Base. In today’s world, there are not many programs for people with special-needs family members to receive help without paying a lot of money….

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News Briefs February 20, 2015

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AF Band of Golden West The Air Force Band of the Golden West presents free concerts by “The Blue Yonders” folk rock band today through Monday. Not your typical military ensemble, the kilt-wearing seven-member group sings a mix of Irish, bluegrass, pop and Americana tunes. 7 p.m. today at Coolidge Performing Arts Center, 685 West…

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Thunderbolt named AETC crew chief of 2014

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Brandon Rhodes, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, stands in front of the F-16 static display in front of wing headquarters Feb. 12 at Luke Air Force Base. Rhodes works on the wing commander’s aircraft and ensures it is safe to fly. He has been named Air Force Crew Chief…

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CDC

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland’s, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, image is reflected by one of the safety mirrors as she picks up her son after his nap Feb. 12 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center. Copeland is a new mom and alternates between work and the CDC during the day. Staff…

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