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July 6, 2012

Air Force News – July 6, 2012

Colorado

More than 2,100 Airmen and their families who had to evacuate their homes at the U.S. Air Force Academy due to the Waldo Canyon fire were allowed to return as of 5 a.m. June 29.

 

Washington D.C.

Air Force Academy Cadet Christopher Kirk recently saved the life of an individual after arriving on the scene of a horrific vehicle accident on I-395 in Washington, D.C., during the early hours of June 9. Kirk has just finished his third year at the Academy and is attending a five-week internship at the Pentagon.

 

Kyrgyzstan

Exercise Regional Cooperation 2012, a multinational exercise designed to strengthen relationships and promote regional cooperation among participating nations, ended June 28 at the Koi Tash Military Academy. The exercise tested participants’ emergency management capabilities while working to strengthen interoperability between all involved.

 

 Southwest Asia

Members of the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight have implemented a new process that reduces the propeller maintenance repair cycle time for the C-130 Hercules. The new two- and three-day flow process implemented has increased the propeller’s average time on wing from 585 hours in September to more than 2,000 hours now.




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Luke 1 holds first commander’s call

Courtesy Photo Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, begins his first commander’s call at Luke Air Force Base Monday. Pleus took command of the fighter wing June 20. Brig. Gen Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing com...
 
 
Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

Luke F-35 mission scores 100th sortie

Senior Airman Marcy Copeland An F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter makes an approach to land Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. The fighter jet was concluding the 100th F-35 sortie flown at Luke. Luke Air Force Base launched ...
 
 
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Sponsoring Airmen makes big difference for them

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Air Force News – August 29, 2014

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People First – August 29, 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. Call for...
 
 

Program smooths change from military to civilian life

It can be difficult to find work in today’s economy, even more so for families that are moving to a new area or families that are transitioning from military to civilian life. One program available to veterans is the Workforce Investment Act, which can help veterans have a smooth transition to civilian work. The 56th...
 




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