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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted May 5, 2017 by

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. KMC medics…

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Find greatness by helping others find theirs

Posted May 5, 2017 by by SHARON KOZAK

As I read over the 56th Fighter Wing’s fiscal 2017 strategic plan, I came to understand there are few things more important to success than a clear vision of what needs to be accomplished. The overview of “The 8th Habit from Effectiveness to Greatness,” by Stephen Covey, provided me the fundamentals necessary for aligning that…

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Exchange Gives Shoppers Chance to Win Kawasaki KX™250F Motorcycle

Posted May 5, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving away $16,750 worth of motocross gear this spring during the Monster Kawasaki Motorcycle Sweepstakes. Through May 31, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of two Kawasaki KX™250F motorcycles, each valued at $7,500, or one of five Monster Motorcycle helmets,…

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CHANGES to…

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

Posted May 5, 2017 by Courtesy of Master Sgt. Anthony Eaves, 56th SFS

Purpose: Access control is designed to restrict and/or control entrance to property and/or installation to only those authorized persons and their conveyances. Persons authorized access shall be either escorted or unescorted. Background: Section 1069 of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, now Public Law 110-181, establishes the standards required for entry to military installations in…

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Thunderbirds fly with Patrouille de France
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Thunderbirds fly with Patrouille de France

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Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France fly together April 17 over Death Valley, California. The Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France are two of the oldest aerial demonstration teams in the world.

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Know before you fly: New drone policy on base

Posted May 5, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

A policy released March 12 restricts the use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) from flying on or near Luke, with some recreational exceptions. “On base, use of sUASs is permitted from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays, at or below 100 feet above ground level, and only within the boundaries of Fowler Park,”…

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Exchange shoppers save with Salad Wednesdays

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DALLAS — Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can put green on their plates while keeping some green in their wallets with Salad Wednesdays at their Exchange food court. Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. Salad Wednesday is part of the Exchange’s…

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FMS pilots, 944th FW reach 100th F-35 sortie milestone

Posted April 7, 2017 by by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Student and instructor pilots working under the Foreign Military Sales program reached a historic milestone March 10 when they flew their 100th sortie in an F-35 Lightning II at the 944th Fighter Wing. The milestone is significant for the team making the mission happen on a daily basis. “It was truly a reflection of the…

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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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