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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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Senior Airman 
MARCY COPELAND

Love thy feet

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Airman Yadria Wood, 56th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, wraps a toe after a wedge resection is performed April 16 on Luke Air Force Base. The human foot contains 26 ...
 
 

First Australian F-35 pilot completes training

Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter pilot, completes his final training mission April 23 after landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Jackson made history as the first Australian pilot to fly in the F-35A. The fifth-generation aircraft will meet Australia’s future air combat and strike needs,...
 
 

Air Force News – May 1, 2015

Alaska Twice a year, millions of pounds of explosives and ammunition travel north through Pacific waters in a biannual migration designed to resupply military installations across Alaska with enough ammunition to defend its soil and citizens. Bulgaria The Louisiana Air National Guard’s 159th Fighter Wing from Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, is participating...
 

 

People First – May 1, 2015

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, click on the link in the title.   TRICARE beneficiaries targeted by call centers The...
 
 
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Luke conducts first F-35 training deployment

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter taxis prior to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten F-35s from the 61st Fighter Squadron were sent to Nellis for th...
 
 

Sidewinders fly missing-man formation

A missing-man formation flyover took place at the Air Force Academy Cemetery April 14, to honor a fallen Airman whose remains were repatriated and laid to rest. Pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron of the 54th Fighter Group from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, flew it. Capt. Richard Chorlins, U.S. Air Force Academy class...
 




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