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Unaccompanied housing to be upgraded

Funds have arrived from Air Education and Training Command for unaccompanied housing to use to take care of Airmen in the dorms, from reconstruction of dorms to fixing a door knob.

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Speed mentoring hustles info to Airmen

The room was filled with the sound of success as more than 30 NCOs and senior NCOs set the tone for a speed mentoring event Oct. 15 at Luke Air Force Base.

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Nothing stops an Air Force mom

October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and it’s designed to raise awareness about disability employment issues and the contributions made by employees with disabilities.

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Operation Enduring Training: EOD Airmen get full agenda

Braving the elements and other tough situations can either make or break a warrior.

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Luke cuts ribbon on F-35 Academic Training Center

Luke Air Force Base celebrated the opening of its F-35 Lightning II Academic Training Center Oct. 9.


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TBolt fuels singing passion through sacrifice

Posted  October 3, 2014

Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Samantha Renner, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution supervisor, sings the National Anthem at the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony in Club Five Six at Luke Air Force Base. Renner has been singing the National Anthem at Luke for the past eight years. The sound of the cheering crowd was overwhelming as…

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Operation KIDS program gives children simulated deployment experience

Posted  October 3, 2014

Deployments can be both scary and confusing for children, but the Luke Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center’s 6th Biennial Operation KIDS event on Oct. 25 can help reduce uncertainty and promote pride in the role parents play in supporting the mission. “The program is designed for military children between the ages of…

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October: Domestic Violence Prevention Month Any cruelty harmful to family

Posted  October 3, 2014

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Shakespeare October in the Valley of the Sun is a time for outdoor barbecues and football tailgating parties. But October is also Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Domestic violence is one of those topics not often raised at those barbecues and tailgating parties. Yet,…

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Program promotes ‘Street Smart’ resiliency

Posted  October 3, 2014

Airman 1st ClassJAMES HENSLEY Ralph Jimenez, Stay Alive From Education instructor, reviews the steps to be taken following an accident during a Street Smart Resiliency briefing Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. He explained how first responders prepare trauma victims for transport including how to restrain the victim, how to treat injuries, and what instruments…

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Air Force News – October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Louisiana Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen at Barksdale Air Force Base — responsible for two legs of the nation’s nuclear triad — conducted demonstrations, which included participation in a large combined forces exercise in the Pacific, a nuclear-capable cruise missile weapon system evaluation over the Utah Test and Training Range, and an ICBM operational…

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People First – October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

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. 19th AF…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted  October 3, 2014

This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. “There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry with that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but…

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Tip line reports illegal acts to AFOSI

Posted  October 3, 2014

Reporting suspicious activity has become much easier. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations established a tip line for the Air Force to support the insider-threat mission. The tip line is an anonymous reporting mechanism to advise law enforcement of illegal activities. It provides an easily accessible avenue for individuals to deliver information to AFOSI….

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Dollars and Sense

Posted  October 3, 2014

The Internal Revenue Code places limits on the dollar amount of contributions you can make to pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2014. The elective deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in 401(k) and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan remains at $17,500. By comparison, the annual contributions limit to an…

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South Korean media seek Lightning in desert

Posted  October 3, 2014

ROK journalists watch as an F-35 flies over on the North end of runway at Luke. Luke F-35 pilots performed various flying patterns.   Lt. Col. Michael Ebner, 61st Fighter Squadron commander, shows Republic of Korea journalists the helmet pilots wear when flying the F-35 in the 61st FS. Ebner also gave the journalists a…

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