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Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin Local

Arizona Guard Airman relates leadership lessons

Arizona Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Sheaffer wears a fireman’s helmet as a hazardous material technician for the City of Maricopa Fire Medical Department, a coach’s cap as an assistant high school football coach, and a military duty cap as a vehicle maintenance apprentice with the 161st Air Refueling Wing here.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Health & Safety

Flightline maintenance: safety first

Arizona heat is nothing to joke about, especially with the temperatures rising above 100 degrees during summer. At that temperature, how do maintainers continue to operate and cope with the heat?

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel Local

The voice of Luke

Airman 1st Class Timothy Orr, 944th Operations Group aviation resource manager, is often considered to hold two roles at Luke Air Force Base [Ariz.] – his role within the wing and as the National Anthem singer for various base events.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Local

Former Navy SEAL motivates Airmen with faith and experiences

Military personnel face challenges not many in society experience from deployments to being separated from family, and more.


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Commentary

AF, Navy join forces to protect

Posted  September 11, 2015

Following force reductions in 2014, career fields around the Air Force likely experienced manpower strains in daily operations – the 56th Security Forces Squadron was no exception to these cuts. In September 2013, the squadron was authorized 185 active-duty members. By October 2014, the unit was reduced to a mere 136 active-duty members. With these…

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Commentary

Labor Day: How it all began

Posted  September 11, 2015

The first Monday of September we celebrate the holiday that recognizes the rights of the everyday worker. Labor Day is the product of the labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of Americans. It stands as a tribute to the contributions workers made to earn the working rights that exist today. In…

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Health & Safety

Optometry Airmen help T-bolts see clearly

Posted  September 11, 2015

A crucial part of one’s overall job performance and morale is being able to see clearly, and that’s where the Luke Air Force Base Optometry Clinic Airmen step in. “We have two doctors, two technicians and one NCO in charge,” said Staff Sgt. Carmen Hysaw, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry clinic NCO in charge. “Technicians…

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Events

IN BRIEF September 11, 2015

Posted  September 11, 2015

Stand up for vets The 3rd Annual Stand Up For Veterans event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Glendale Community College Student Union. There will be employment opportunities, social services, legal services, free hair cuts for veterans, free lunch for vets and their families, and more. Vets can apply for healthcare…

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World

RAAF get new uniforms, jets

Posted  September 11, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer Flight Lt. Ben Mason and Sgt. Justin Kelly, Royal Australian Air Force members from the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, California, pose in front of Australia’s first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter at Luke AFB. They were at Luke to be a part of…

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