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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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2016 in Photos — 5

Posted  January 6, 2017

Senior Airman Devante Williams 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. Matthew Short F-16 fighting Falcons and F-35 Lightning IIs from the 56th Fighter Wing fly side-by-side during a large-force exercise April…

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2016 in Photos — 4

Posted  January 6, 2017

Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Larry Miel, WWII veteran, shakes hands with F-35 Heritage Flight Team members before practice for the Luke Air Force Base air show April 1. Several WWII veterans came out to view the practice event, which included performances from the U.S. Thunderbirds and the F-35 Heritage Flight Team. Senior Airman James Hensley…

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2016 in Photos — 3

Posted  January 6, 2017

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Senior Airman Anna Sherman, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment journeyman, practices fitting an Improved Outer Tactical Vest on Senior Airman Georgette Moore, 56th LRS IPE journeyman, at Luke Air Force Base. IPE Airmen issue mobility oriented protection gear, outer tactical vests, helmets and more. Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan…

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2016 in Photos — 2

Posted  January 6, 2017

Staff Sgt. Grace Lee Tech. Sgt. Jessica Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog kennel master, works out Feb. 11 at EOS Fitness in Avondale, Arizona. Keller won first place in the National Physique Committee Tournament of Champions in the women’s figure category December 2015 in San Diego. Luther Mitchell Jr. Six F-16 fighting…

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2016 in Photos — 1

Posted  January 6, 2017

Senior Airman Grace Lee Senior Airman Spencer Huber, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metal technology journeyman, plasma cuts a part Jan. 7 for aerospace ground equipment at Luke Air Force Base. Aircraft metals technology Airmen weld, cut and form metal to fix aircraft parts, AGE, fabricate tools to better assist crew chiefs, and more. Staff…

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