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News Briefs December 12, 2014

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Kachina Gate closure The Kachina Gate will be closed to inbound traffic through Dec. 19 for gas valve repair. Outbound traffic will not be affected. For more information, call 623-856-7051. Tax season volunteers The 2015 tax center is looking for one volunteer to serve as site coordinator and volunteers to serve during the 2015 tax…

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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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Scottsdale SWAT train with Reserve medics

Posted April 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LAUSANNE KINDER

Staff Sgt.LAUSANNE KINDER Tactical Combat Casualty Care students provide treatment to simulated wounded patients during a field training exercise at the Luke Auxiliary Field. The class was taught by the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron to Luke reservists and members of the Scottsdale Fire Department and SWAT Team. The 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron recently conducted Tactical…

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News Briefs June 5, 2015

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61st FS change of command Lt. Col. Michael Ebner will relinquish command of the 61st Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. Michael Gette in a ceremony at 8:01 a.m. June 26 in Hangar 999. 607th ACS change of command Lt. Col. Charles Jones will relinquish command of the 607th Air Control Squadron to Lt. Col. Jerald…

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Luke F-35s visit Columbus AFB

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Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile A T-6 Texan II roars overhead as the pilots of two Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning IIs prepare to exit their aircraft July 23 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pilots are Capt. Nicholas Rallo, left, 62nd Fighter Squadron, and Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander….

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People First March 30, 2012

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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. Air Force…

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Street Beat May 11, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012 by Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Cambria Odell, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 27 through May 3: Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and seven nonmoving violations.   Traffic Related Incidents April 27: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Lightning Gate. There were no injuries. One traffic ticket was issued…

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Commissary hits ‘reset’ button on store layout

Posted July 6, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Ryan DeCamp

Shoppers visiting the Luke Air Force Base Commissary June 27 may have walked in feeling like it was the first time they’ve ever visited the store. A packed parking lot worth of customers could be heard asking...

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Base services provided for Luke Airmen

Posted August 31, 2012 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

Charles Jennings, retired master sergeant, cuts wood for a gate he is building using a chop saw at the Luke Air Force Base Wood Hobby Shop. Jennings has saved money and enjoyed a hobby while building several household items. For Airmen who are at Luke Air Force Base for the first time or are not…

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Base exchange opens doors to local vendors

Posted October 26, 2012 by Courtesy of AAFES

While the economy may have forced some retailers to scale back on merchandise or services, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is actively seeking the assistance of local businesses to increase the product selection troops and their families find at their exchange. “Some shoppers drive up to 40 miles or more to come to…

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