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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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A1C strong as a Foxx

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — The clanging of weights, thumping of treadmills and the aroma of sweat — all things associated with a gym — are also things that describe a place one Laughlin Airman goes to relieve stress. Airman 1st Class Alex Foxx, 87th Flying Training Squadron aviation resource manager, is a power…

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MDG clinic renovates, reduces footprint

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — The 56th Medical Group clinic is currently undergoing renovations to modify the building layout and reduce the energy footprint. Construction on the $35-million project began early February and will be completed November 2017. “A lot of the old infrastructure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical are being…

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AF vocalist mom sings at son’s graduation

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — Master Sgt. Anne Baker, soprano vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, sang the national anthem for her birth son’s pilot graduation May 20 at Luke Air Force Base. 1st Lt. John Lorbiecki was adopted shortly after birth by John and Patti Lorbiecki of Hubertus, Wisconsin. In 2007,…

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Luke Airmen help save life

Airmen are trained to respond to emergency situations anytime and anywhere. On March 13, two Airmen put that training to use. Senior Airman Keith Schultz, 56th Maintenance Squadron commander’s support staff airman, and Senior Airman Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communication Squadron infrastructure technician, were driving home after volunteering at the Phoenix International Raceway when they noticed…


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Commentary

Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  February 11, 2016

Sing a song Full of the faith that the dark past Has taught us, Sing a song Full of the hope that the present Has brought us. ~ James Weldon Johnson These lyrics from the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” were written by James Weldon Johnson. This song, often called the Black National Anthem,…

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Luke 1 clarifies arming policy

Posted  February 11, 2016

Recent media articles discussed arming programs in which installation commanders may grant service members the right to carry weapons in order to provide additional security. This may have caused some confusion. In order to avoid rumor, I am restating Luke Air Force Base’s policy: No person is authorized to carry their privately owned weapon on…

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World

F-35 crosses ocean

Posted  February 11, 2016

Courtesy photo An Italian air force F-35 Lightning II flew Feb. 5 from Cameri Air Base, Italy, to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, completing the program’s first transatlantic flight. The F-35, designated AL-1, was assisted by an Italian air force KC-767 aerial refueling tanker, which refueled the fighter jet seven times during the ocean…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman abroad achieves Army commendation

Posted  February 11, 2016

Every ribbon on an Airman’s ribbon rack tells a story. All have the basic training ribbon, most earn a ribbon for length of service but it’s the medals that tell a unique story. Senior Airman Carlton Mickles, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeyman, was awarded an Army achievement medal for his efforts in supporting…

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Health & Safety

AF implements DOD-wide maternity leave changes

Posted  February 11, 2016

WASHINGTON — Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, nontransferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28. This new policy applies to all Airmen in the active-duty component, and…

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