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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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Air Force selects its best for Developmental Special Duties

Developmental special duties shape the Air Force by building leaders and placing them in key positions to lead Airmen.

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Monsoons in the desert

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland A monsoon approaches Luke Air Force Base Aug. 8, 2016. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms affect Luke with heavy rain, lightning, thunder and dust storms. From June 15 until Sept. 30, strong storms, known as the North American Monsoon System, darkens the skies, peaking between…

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AF leaders discuss budget, operations during State of the Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force David L. Goldfein discussed the State of the Air Force during a press conference Aug. 10 at the Pentagon.

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Fifth gen fighters play critical role in air dominance

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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Events

Lightning II to touch down at air shows world-wide

Posted  March 10, 2016

Aviation and F-35A fanatics have something special to look forward to this 2016 air show season. The Lightning II qualified March 6 at the Heritage Flight Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, to take part in the Air Combat Command Air Force Heritage Flight program. The program features modern U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft…

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Commentary

Feedback essential to AF integrity

Posted  March 10, 2016

I was going through some old files, and I found a few notes that were written to me by the comptroller of a major command on several different occasions. One letter conveyed his best wishes on my birthday. A second one thanked me and my unit for our hospitality during his recent visit to the…

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Budgeting could be friend in disguise

Posted  March 10, 2016

Money — many people use it every day, and it may seem to go as quickly as it comes. To ensure money is being saved or set aside toward a goal that is beneficial to the earner, creating and following a budget just might be the answer. “A budget is essentially a spending plan,” said…

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ATAAPS becomes mandatory for all civilian employees on Luke AFB

Posted  April 14, 2016

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) directing the use of the Automated Time and Attendance Production System (ATAAPS) was approved between Local 1547 (Union) and Luke AFB on, 29 March 2016.  This MOU implements the requirement for bargaining unit employees to input their time and attendance into ATAAPS and covers all appropriated funded employees represented by…

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Health & Safety

Talk early, talk often to children about drugs

Posted  April 7, 2016

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use at Luke Air Force Base has never been greater and parents play a significant role. As children get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. They can simply sit back…

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