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March 15, 2013

People First – March 15, 2013

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.

Oct. 7: Ohio bonus for K-vets now possible

The Ohio Legislature has adopted an amendment to the state constitution authorizing a bonus to Ohio residents who served in the armed forces during the Korean War. But the amendment still must be ratified by a state-wide vote.

It will not be presented to the voters until November 6, 1956, according to Ted Brown, Ohio Secretary of State.

If approved, actual payment of the bonus probably will not be made until 1957. Mr. Brown said that all eligible voters, including those in military service, will be entitled to case their ballot on the question.

The proposed bonus is like one paid to Ohio veterans of WWII, who were given $10 for each month of stateside service and $15 for each month overseas, up to a maximum of $400.

Jet Sun, 1955

Oct. 28: Family travel policy modified

A Headquarters USAF message outlining a policy change entitling eligible airmen and officers to make advance application for concurrent dependent travel to Japan reached Luke’s Wing Personnel Office this week.

The new policy will permit airmen of the top three grades, airmen first class with seven or more years’ service, warrant officers and officers to apply in advance for concurrent family travel to reside in approved private rentals in Japan, 1st Lt. Albert E. Frantz Jr., Wing Personnel officer, reported Tuesday.

Up this time, this privilege had been accorded only to men being assigned to areas on the continent of Europe, the spokesman stated.

The lieutenant said eligible Lukemen should make application for concurrent family travel through either the Airman’s or Officer’s Branch, Wing Personnel, as soon as they are notified of an overseas assignment.

Wing Personnel will notify the overseas area commander of such requests by air mail. Present Air Force policy requires that the overseas commander reply within five days of receipt of the application by electrical means, Lieutenant Frantz revealed.

This is just one of several moves made recently by the Air Force to improve transportation to overseas areas for Air Force memebers and their families. One such current action is to allow families to move their household goods to ports in advance of their port calls.

Jet Sun, 1955

Oct. 28: Liberal X-Mas leave policy OK’d by AF

Planning to spend Christmas at home?

A liberal Christmas holiday leave policy for Luke and other Air Force bases personnel has been approved by USAF Headquarters for the period Dec. 19 to Jan. 9, it was revealed this week. The policy is similar to last year’s.

With several weeks remaining before Dec. 19, no definite planning has been made at Luke, but it is expected that the base’s Christmas leave policy will follow that outlined by USAF Headquarters, M/Sgt. Marvin O. Weller, Wing assistant sergeant major, stated. Plans are expected to be firmed in the near future, he added.

Number of airmen and officers to be given leave during the holiday season will be determined by unit commanders, taking into consideration the military situation, training schedules, mission and local conditions.

Jet Sun, 1955

Feb. 26: Unlocked cars ticketed by SPs

Your unlocked car may be ticked for your own good. Beginning Monday, the security police law enforcement Explorers will be leaving “parking tickets” on your unlocked car’s windshield.

The tickets are really just warning cards to let people know that in the time it takes to write a ticket, your car and its contents could have been stolen.

Cars in major parking lots throughout the base are the prime targets of the Explorers. The “ticketing” is part of the SP crime prevention program.

By locking your car, you avoid not only the ticket but also the possibility of theft. Locked cars act as a deterrent to thieves trying to take your car radio, tape, CB or anything else of value.

Tallyho, 1982

Apr. 30: Cadet Waiting Period Now Only 6 Weeks

“The waiting period for Aviation Cadet entry into training from date of full qualification is currently six months for observers and six weeks for pilots,” T/Sgt. Ralph Fair, Base Recruiting NCOIC announced today.

As an aviation cadet a man earns almost $150 per month while receiving the best schooling in aeronautics available. In a little more than a year, he will receive his wings and second lieutenant’s bars. He will be a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force earning over $100 a week.

“If you are interested in flying and have a high school education or have passed the GED test equivalent, are single between the ages of 19 and 26 1/2, and are in good physical condition, you have an opportunity heretofore open to only a select few,” Sergeant Fair stated.

Jet Sun, 1954

 




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