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Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….


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Air Force

Repair Network Integration: Building a better repair network

Posted  July 30, 2016

At the core of every maintenance action is a maintainer’s determination to keep the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft mission-ready.

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Local

Arizona reservists bring manpower to Okinawa

Posted  July 30, 2016

Courtesy photograph SSgt. Tyran Lawson, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply section, helps inventory individual protective equipment items June 28, 2016 during Operation Patriot Habu at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. By the second day of the tour, Citizen Airmen from the 944th LRS helped process more than 3,000 IPE items. They provided extra manpower to their…

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Postman sets up chapel service

Posted  July 30, 2016

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Barbara Plante TSgt. Elliot Denny, 944th Fighter Wing, chaplain assistant sets up for a protestant chapel service on June 30, 2016 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As a Citizen Airman who works as a postman in Tucson, Ariz., he came to the wing over three years ago from active duty…

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Health & Safety

New urgent care pilot program for prime beneficiaries

Posted  July 30, 2016

To increase access to care, the Department of Defense launched an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program is for: • Active-duty service members, including National Guard or Reserve…

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Defense

Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted  July 28, 2016

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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