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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was not…

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Honor guard Airman pushes past her limits

WASHINGTON — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) It’s noon on a Saturday, and Staff Sgt. April Spilde chalks up her hands in the gym at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, as she waits for her chance to lift during…

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McGuire hosts rapid response training with FEMA

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The 305th Aerial Port Squadron welcomed members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pennsylvania Task Force 1 to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for rapid air mobilization training April 21, as part of an ongoing partnership initiative. FEMA are the nation’s experts in rapid response in case of humanitarian crises and to…

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309th Fighter Squadron Graduates 11 from class 15-BBC

America’s newest fighter pilots are ready to join the most lethal combat air force the world has ever known. The eight active-duty and three Air National Guard officers of class 15-BBC have successfully completed the F-16 Basic Course and will celebrate this accomplishment today with loved ones, academic instructors, and instructor pilots. Class 15-BBC’s stay…


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Commentary

Dollars and Sense

Posted  January 29, 2016

Flat rate per diem explained What is it? The flat rate per diem rule changes for long-term temporary duty went into effect Nov. 1, 2014, and apply when government lodging and/or meals are not available at the TDY installation. Who is affected? Anyone assigned to a TDY of 31 days or longer is subject to…

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PEOPLE FIRST January 29, 2016

Posted  January 29, 2016

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Official urges…

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Bay orderlies on rotation to assist

Posted  January 29, 2016

FROM LEFT: Airmen 1st Class William Levert and Benjamin Ping, 56th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers; and Airman 1st Class Tyler Hoffmeyer, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, gather equipment and supplies for a day’s work from the bay orderly supply closet at Luke Air Force Base. Bay orderlies are Airmen who are…

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Events

STREET BEAT – January 29, 2016

Posted  January 29, 2016

The 56th Security forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 19 through 24 at Luke Air force Base Tickets Security forces issued citations for 25 moving and seven nonmoving violations. Emergency responses Jan. 19: Security forces military working dogs and handlers assisted Surprise police with a bomb threat situation. There were no findings. Surprise police…

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Bugs, beware of cute critter

Posted  January 29, 2016

A Russian dwarf hamster resides in the Luke Air Force Base 56th Civil Engineer Squadron entomology building. Pest management, also known as entomology, manages the pest population at Luke. The hamster is used to attract pests by producing carbon dioxide.   Felder uses a bait gun containing ant killer to spread the bait around the…

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