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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.

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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.

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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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Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon

Posted  June 9, 2017

In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “We are excited to finally begin offering commissary brands,” Jeu said. “An overwhelming number of our patrons said they would purchase store brands…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland
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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Posted  June 8, 2017

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and is expected to be completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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First Term Airman Course receives curriculum overhaul

Posted  June 8, 2017

Airmen straight out of technical training will be taking the next step in their professional development when they attend a newly revamped FTAC at their assigned installation.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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Luke celebrates LGBT community, AF diversity

Posted  June 5, 2017

Luke Thunderbolts are celebrating LGBT Pride Month with several events for service members and their families.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Thunderbolts culminate AAPIH month with cultural exchange

Posted  June 2, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Staff Sgt. Mei Ling Keiki, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament maintenance supervisor, performs a fire dance during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month luncheon May 31, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Several Luke Airmen performed dances during the event. Asian-American, Pacific Islander Heritage…

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