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Trip reduction not just silly survey

Posted March 13, 2015 by 56th Civil Engineer Squadron and 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

It is time for Luke to conduct the annual trip reduction survey. The Trip Reduction Program began in the late 1980s as part of the State of Arizona’s response to a court ruling requiring greater efforts to reduce air pollution. One outcome was a statute that went into effect focusing on employers and schools. The…

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EFMP year in review

Posted March 13, 2015 by 56th FSS EFMP

Not knowing if a family member’s health issues can be supported for a military family that’s changing stations can be a scary thing, but coordinators with the Exceptional Family Member Program are helping put those fears to rest. The EFMP is designed to help active-duty service members who have family members diagnosed with physical, intellectual…

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MSG backs mission all the way

Posted March 13, 2015 by Airman Pedro Mota

Staff Sgts. Jacob Wright and Cristopher Copeland, 56th Security Forces Squadron, take inventory for a night vision precision sniper scope inside the security forces supply warehouse.   Army Sgt. Martha Parker, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health command, and Staff Sgt. Nofo Lilo, 56th SFS K-9 handler, perform a well-check on military working dog Dingo…

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News Briefs March 6, 2015

Posted March 6, 2015 by

MPOY banquet The Luke community is invited to attend the 2014 Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet at 5 p.m. March 21 in Hangar 914. It is held to recognize the outstanding performances, achievements and professionalism of aircraft maintainers at Luke Air Force Base and Holloman AFB, New Mexico. For more information, call Tech. Sgt….

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FWSAs work for Airmen

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Agencies within the fighter wing: Chapel Command and Control Command Chief Master Sergeant Comptroller Squadron Community Initiatives Team Equal Opportunity History Information Protection Inspector General Plans and Programs Protocol Public Affairs Range Management Safety Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Staff Judge Advocate Wing Antiterrorism F-35 Integration   Senior Airman Grace Lee, 56th Fighter Wing Public…

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Construction enterprise ongoing

Posted March 6, 2015 by

The main F-35 Lightning II construction projects include building the Academic Training Center and renovating the runways.   Contract workers survey the foundation of the transient lodging facility Feb. 24 at Luke Air Force Base. The TLF is being built west of the shoppette.   The transient lodging facility started in late November 2014.  …

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News Briefs February 27, 2015

Posted February 27, 2015 by

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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Always improving …

Posted February 27, 2015 by

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

Posted February 27, 2015 by

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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