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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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Local

Volunteer groups raise funds by wrapping perfect gift

Posted  October 22, 2015

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading holiday cheer. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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U.S.

Cybersecurity, OPSEC vital to mission success

Posted  October 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — Every day, Air Force organizations and personnel are reminded of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity, and how integrating them into day-to-day operations helps protect proprietary and sensitive information from disclosure, espionage and exploitation. Virtually every mission across the range of military operations depends on cybersecurity and every Airman is tasked to…

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Events

Getting their flamenco on …

Posted  October 22, 2015

Senior Airman Devante Williams Members of the audience danced with Linda Machado as they performed the flamenco during the Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base. The luncheon brought Airmen together to enjoy Hispanic food and entertainment. The luncheon was held to share the Hispanic culture and highlight the contributions Hispanics…

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Commentary

Humility in leadership — people chief asset

Posted  October 22, 2015

The definition of humility is “the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people.” This is not a trait we commonly attribute to our leaders. In fact, when we think of a leadership role we often imagine one who is telling others what to do and how to do it with…

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Health & Safety

Keep kids happy, safe on Halloween

Posted  October 22, 2015

With Halloween looming on the horizon, children and adults will soon be donning costumes and out in the streets trick-or-treating. Halloween is on a Saturday this year, and as is true every year, it comes with a responsibility to make sure everyone stays safe. While children and adults eagerly await the night to be here,…

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