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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,…

Senior Airman James Hensley Local

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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Air Force

Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted  May 21, 2016

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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Air Force

Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted  May 21, 2016

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18, 2016, to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with…

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Senior Airman Grace Lee
Health & Safety

Satellite pharmacy lobby closes for facelift

Posted  May 5, 2016

The Luke Air Force Base Satellite Pharmacy will undergo renovations June through September requiring the pharmacy lobby to close during the construction. The drive-thru will be open for prescription pick up only. During this time, the pharmacy, located in Bldg. 1514, west of the Luke Air Force Base Exchange parking structure, the 56th Medical Group…

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Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
U.S.

F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted  May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges. The F-35 program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is of vital importance to U.S. security, Lt. Gen. Christopher C….

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Volunteerism affects positive change

Posted  May 5, 2016

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Throughout our military careers, we often talk of being a volunteer force, a subset of our culture that has volunteered to serve our country in the profession of arms. Without disrespect to anyone currently in uniform or those that have served before me, I have always been in conflict…

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