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Installation access procedures for everyone – guests, friends, family members

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of Master Sgt. Anthony Eaves, 56th SFS

Editor’s note: The following ran in the May 2, 2017, issue of the Thunderbolt. The content has undergone some changes since and is being rerun. Purpose: Base access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to property and/or installation to authorized persons and their guests. Persons authorized access will be either escorted or unescorted….

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LFE includes F-35 for first time

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — After eight months of intense training, the 310th and 309th fighter squadron students of the Basic F-16 Fighting Falcon course were put to their final test as they joined forces with the F-35II Lightning and a multitude of other platforms during their capstone large-force exercises April 18 through 29,…

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NMUSAF pays tribute to Doolittle Raid 75th anniversary

Posted May 5, 2017 by by BRYAN RIPPLE

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Friends, family and fans from around the country came together April 17 and 18 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was…

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Help for crying baby stress

Posted April 6, 2018 by

Having a baby can be an extremely exciting time. The addition of a new member to the family can also be a bit stressful to adjust to. Do you ever have times when your newborn has long bouts of crying? Do you feel like you have exhausted all measures to try and calm your baby…

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Protect those pearly whites

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Senior Airman DAVID EVANS

Sports activities are a common hobby that many Airmen enjoy. Unfortunately, many sports carry some risk of injury. A commonly overlooked area prone to injury is the mouth, including the teeth and gums. Basketball, for instance, is fun until a stray pass hits a player in the face leaving one less tooth with which to…

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Exchange restaurants open to base visitors, civilian workers

Posted April 7, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to military members and their families, anyone can dine in Luke Exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations. Army Regulation 215-8/Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) lets anyone, including visitors, contractors and Defense Department civilians, dine at the Exchange’s more than…

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CHANGES to…

Posted May 5, 2017 by

What is Pay-at-the-Port Program? Pay-at-the-Port program is where travelers pay for military air (Patriot Express/other AMC Tickets) using their Government Travel Card when he/she checks in at the passenger terminal instead of the airfare being charged to the travel orders. What is changing? Please be aware that Pay-at-the-Port program will roll out to all AMC…

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Credit Union West announces five scholarships in 2019

Posted February 1, 2019 by

Five high school graduates will each earn $1,000 toward college education As a local financial leader, Credit Union West is committed to supporting Maricopa and Yavapai counties through programs that benefit the community-at-large. In 2019, the credit union is offering $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These five $1,000 awards will allow local…

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IDS members walk the walk, talk the talk

Posted November 3, 2017 by by SHARON KOZAK

In these days of Instagram and Snapchat, the element of surprise has been all but lost. As satisfying as it is to acquire something you’ve specifically asked for, it’s even more delightful to receive something you’d never thought to ask for but which you love just the same — isn’t it? Well that’s what the…

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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted October 27, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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