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More than a penny for his thoughts
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Master Sgt. Ken Oswald, 27th Fighter Wing Flight Safety, stands next to an F-16 compressor case with a check for $5,663.25 he received May 4, Through the Air Force Innovative Development through Employee Awareness (IDEA) program. Sergeant Oswald improved the procedure for removing the compressor’s blade lock, which saves the Air Force $120,000 and earned him $7,551 before taxes. During his 24-year career he has made about 2,000 suggestions and has earned $150,000 for the nearly 1,000 that were accepted and implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Greg Allen)

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