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Metals Technology Airmen maintain the future of Airpower

Keeping aircraft mission capable requires a multitude of skills, equipment and Airmen able to perform proper maintenance at a moment’s notice.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

56th Force Support Squadron renovates Club Five-Six

Ongoing renovations have temporarily closed down Club Five-Six at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., but is scheduled to reopen to the Thunderbolt community in August.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Airman finds recipe for Improvement

To further hone their culinary skills and inspire food service Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to think outside the box when it comes to cooking, Thunderbolts at the Ray V. Hensman and Falcon Inn Dining Facilities created the Chef Mentoring Program.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Local

Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

When an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot returns from a day of target practice at the Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, the weapons systems are inspected for routine maintenance.

Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

The Luke Thunderbolts Hockey Club was launched in February but has already made a name for itself in the Arcadia Summer-C hockey league. With a record of 8-1, the regular season wrapped up last week with the first semifinal game July 6. The club’s first skate was held in late April at Arizona Ice Peoria….


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JSTARS Recap program takes next step with RFP release

Posted  December 30, 2016

The Air Force is well on its way to replacing a critical airborne battle management command and control weapon system with the Dec. 28, 2016, release of the development request for proposal, or RFP, for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS Recapitalization program.

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Fiscal year 2017 NDAA impact on Airmen

Posted  December 30, 2016

The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 provides a number of changes for Airmen, retirees, and families, to include stabilizing readiness and end strength, improving pilot retention, modernizing compensation and benefits and enhancing transparency in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The NDAA authorizes an overall increase in manpower by…

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Remarkable recruiters replenish Reserves

Posted  December 30, 2016

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder Tech. Sgt. Marquise Heard, Master Sgt. Ricketa Conley, 944th Fighter Wing recruiters, and Senior Master Sgt. Clayton Callahan, 944th FW recruiting flight chief, pose for a photo Dec. 3 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., 944th Fighter Wing Recruiting office recently…

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Health & Safety

The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted  December 30, 2016

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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New civilian appraisal program to begin in April

Posted  December 30, 2016

The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April 2017, designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication and more effectively develop and reward the workforce.   The new program, called the DOD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management…

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