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Vet chooses to honor Air Force, gives thanks

Posted December 2, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Veterans Day has been set aside to honor the men and women who serve now or have served and the sacrifices they made for their country in the U.S. armed forces. It’s also a time for veterans to appreciate what the military has provided for them. For some that’s a new life, self-confidence and a…

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Recognition honors Tuskegee Airmen

Posted December 2, 2016 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

A granite paver was unveiled Nov. 11 honoring World War II Tuskegee Airmen during a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Nate Carr, Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. treasurer, began the program talking about the history of the battle for liberty the Tuskegee Airmen had to endure,…

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Spit tobacco smokeless: Still causes cancer

Posted December 2, 2016 by by Capt. Michael Saxton

Although smokeless tobacco does not come with the danger of breathing hot smoke full of chemicals into the lungs, which is known to cause cancer, emphysema and other chronic, progressive diseases, it can cause cancer in the mouth, pancreas and esophagus, and be just as deadly. Smokeless tobacco is tobacco that is not burned. It…

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People First

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Deployed electronic health records training available The Air Force Medical Service is developing an Electronic Health Record that will enable medical Airmen to treat those who are wounded while deployed in a harsh or isolated environment. Electronic Health Records track Airmen’s medical needs and document real-time data at every point of the Airman’s journey from when…

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Local family continues legacy at 944th

Posted December 2, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

It’s not unusual for people to follow in the footsteps of their parents when choosing a career. One family has taken that notion a step further by having three generations serve in the 944th Fighter Wing. Senior Airman Ashlynd Vaughn, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, is the daughter of Tech. Sgt. Jeff Fine, an…

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MTIs get trained at Luke …

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Tech. Sgt. Jack Lozano, 433rd Training Recruiters military training instructor, talks with 944th Fighter Wing Airmen Nov. 5 at Luke Air Force Base about what to expect when becoming an MTI. For more information, email the 433rd TRS MTI recruiting team at 433trs.recruiting@us.af.mil.

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Citizen Airman highlighted at ASU ‘Salute to Service’ night

Posted December 2, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. BARBARA PLANTE

Family man, firefighter, Reservist, native Arizonan and graduate of Arizona State University, Tech. Sgt. Gabe Ulibarri, 944th Civil Engineer Squadron, firefighter was recognized Nov. 10 on-field at the ASU vs. Utah football game during their ‘Salute to Service’ night at Sun Devil Stadium. Ulibarri, who is originally from Springerville, Arizona, has been a member of…

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Changes align gate access with REAL ID Act

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of Chief Master Sgt. Blake Holm

The Department of Homeland Security announced Dec. 20, 2013, a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act, as passed by Congress, which will implement the Act in a measured, fair and responsible way. For states and territories, whose extensions expired Oct. 10, 2016, and were not renewed, federal agencies may continue to accept driver’s…

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Utility allowance changes for Luke families in housing

Posted December 2, 2016 by by DONNELL OAKLEY

The Air Force and privatized housing developers recently agreed to a new method for the Utility Allowance Program for base family housing residents. At Luke Air Force Base, the changes are due to take effect in March 2017. Currently, UAs are calculated based on an annual five-year rolling average of utility consumption in like-type housing…

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Justice Report

Posted December 2, 2016 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in September and October at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Administrative demotions • A technical sergeant was demoted to the rank of staff sergeant for unsatisfactory performance. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction…

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