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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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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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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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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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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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Air Force

First Term Airman Course receives curriculum overhaul

Posted June 8, 2017 by

Airmen straight out of technical training will be taking the next step in their professional development when they attend a newly revamped FTAC at their assigned installation.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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Luke celebrates LGBT community, AF diversity

Posted June 5, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Luke Thunderbolts are celebrating LGBT Pride Month with several events for service members and their families.

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Air Force to release F-35 weight restrictions

Posted June 2, 2017 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II. The restriction was imposed in 2015 due to concerns about the risk during ejections in a portion of the flight envelope. After rigorous testing to ensure the escape system works reliably and…

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944th FW maintainers maintain morale

Posted June 2, 2017 by

Tech. Sgt. Nestor Cruz, 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs  FROM LEFT: Airman Gabriel Coronado and Senior Airman Luis Pizarro, 944th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 munitions systems apprentices, play horseshoes May 7 during their unit’s family day picnic at Luke Air Force Base. Representatives from Benevilla Family Resource Center, Exceptional Family Member Program, Airman and Family…

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