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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Airman finds recipe for Improvement

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

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.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota
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Armament Thunderbolts keep pilots armed and mission ready

Posted July 10, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

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.

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Airman 1st Class Julian Nieto
Sports

TBolts hit ice in new hockey club

Posted July 7, 2017 by Courtesy of 2nd Lt. Ryan Allen, 56th LRS

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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A&FRC provides blended retirement system training

Posted July 7, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. BRYAN FRANKS

Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via an alternate…

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Luke civil engineers partner to tackle B.A.S.H.

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. MARCY COPELAND

Airmen from seven bases across the country partnered with Luke Air Force Base civil engineers to accomplish the annual Bird/Wildlife Air Strike Hazard mission, which began in March and was completed in June. Known as BASH, the program exists to deter wildlife from nesting in areas where they can pose a threat to the flying…

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Air Force

Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Posted June 27, 2017 by

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.

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Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin
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Arizona Guard Airman relates leadership lessons

Posted June 21, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin

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.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
Health & Safety

Flightline maintenance: safety first

Posted June 19, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

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?

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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The voice of Luke

Posted June 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

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.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley
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Former Navy SEAL motivates Airmen with faith and experiences

Posted June 12, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Military personnel face challenges not many in society experience from deployments to being separated from family, and more.

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