Air Force

August 8, 2014

Air Force News – August 8, 2014

Guatemala

Six Airmen are facilitating a subject matter expert exchange with the Guatemalan air force focusing on preventive health, individual readiness and aerospace medicine, to help them expand and enhance their military medical capabilities.

Wyoming

The newly formed 20th Air Force helicopter operations group at F.E. Warren Air Force Base assumes control of the helicopter squadrons across 20th Air Force sometime next year after it ends its provisional status.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Aircrew members from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, have been flying data-gathering missions into Tropical Storm Bertha out of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix.

Afghanistan

A joint trauma system is a vital link to saving lives. The nine-line report comes across the net as the wounded receive their first care from a medic aboard a medical evacuation helicopter. The medic also completes a tactical combat casualty care card and a patient care record. These forms are the first step in data flow to the Joint Theater Trauma System.




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Fly, fight & win! Luke plays unique role in AF mission

The mission of the Air Force is to fly, fight and win. The Air Force’s “motto,” as it was originally called, was adopted October 2010. Capt. Gregroy Bollrud of Hurlburt Field Florida, wrote, “It succinctly captures what our Air Force has been renowned for ever since its creation in 1947. Also, the specific choice of...
 
 

Wingman for life

“I look after my wingman. He looks after me. We work together. We fight together.” — Col. Gabby Gabriski, WWII ace Having a wingman has been an essential part of combat flying since the beginning. A wingman is able to watch your “6,” provide support and can offer a different perspective on a situation. These...
 

 
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Chiefs announced

Senior master sergeants selected for promotion to chief master sergeant at Luke Air Force Base posed in front of the static F-16 Fighting Falcon in front of the wing headquarters building. They are, from left, Kelbey Norton, 56...
 
 

Enlisted promotion system changes continue

WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion. The current WAPS enlisted performance report calculation model for technical...
 
 

News Briefs November 21, 2014

Kachina Gate closure The Kachina Gate will be closed to inbound traffic Dec. 8 through 19 for gas valve repair. Outbound traffic will not be affected. For more information, call 623-856-7051. Kids cooking class Kids Kamp Cooking Class is 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 8 to 12 and 7 to 9 p.m. for ages...
 




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