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Fifth gen fighters play critical role in air dominance

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. STEVE STANLEY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, recently discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the Combat Air Force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. This is the second of…

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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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Fiscal fury: AF I&MS portfolio exceeds 83 percent execution by deadline

Posted September 6, 2018 by by ED SHANNON

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Lackland, Texas — Strong communication and a program to incent budget execution performance helped the Air Force exceed a goal to execute more than 83 percent of its $6.6 billion installation and mission support portfolio by the July 31 deadline. Managed by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the record…

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Teen dating: The critical practice run

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Jim Yang-Hellewell, LCSW

This is the time of year when we focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. As the Centers for Disease Control has reported, 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males who have ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17…

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Keep tiny teeth healthy, strong

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Capt. (Dr.) LUCAS KIM

We all know that a child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out. Does that mean they don’t need to be taken of? Baby teeth play an important role in helping a child bite, chew food and speak clearly. They also help permanent adult teeth grow into the correct position by acting as placeholders. It’s important…

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Thunderbolt Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

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Welcome to the Luke AFB Thunderbolt Digital Edition! Sept. 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., for whom Luke AFB is named.

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Prehistoric recovery efforts …

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Sam Stapleton, Archaeological technician with Statistical Research Inc. of Tucson, cleans a rock feature so he can get to the edges to find the boundary of the archeological site discovered at the manned Range 1 road of the Barry M. Goldwater Range – East. SRI and other contractors are conducting archaeological excavations to ensure range…

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Education center offers path to degrees

Posted August 4, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th FSS Education Center

For decades, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have shown that workers with higher education have lower unemployment rates and higher earnings than those without. The bottom line? Earning a college degree increases the probability of obtaining a higher-paying job and staying employed. For service members interested in pursuing higher education after transitioning from…

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New contract requires action by GTCC users

Posted July 6, 2018 by emmauribe

Citibank has been awarded the Smart Pay 3 contract, which means that Citi will continue to provide support as the vendor to the Government Travel Charge Card program. With the new contract, all Air Force cardholders will be issued a new GTCC and will receive the new cards in the August – October timeframe. To…

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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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