Air Force

March 10, 2016
 

500th sortie

Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan

Maj. Nicholas Rallo, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 instructor pilot, shuts down the engines of his aircraft after completing the squadron’s 500th sortie in an F-35 March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd FS is the second fighter squadron to host the F-35 at Luke. To date, the 56th Fighter Wing has flown more than 3,900 sorties at Luke.




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DOD-F35

F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams An F-35 Lightning II performs a maneuver Sept. 12, 2016 over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This sortie marks the 10,000th flying hour for the F-35 program at Luke. Production ...
 
 

Around the Air Force: Feb. 14

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen at Beale Air Force Base, California, assist evacuees displaced by Oroville Dam spillage and security forces advisors train Afghan airmen.
 
 

AF releases new guidance on civilian hiring freeze

The Air Force has released additional guidance in regard to the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23. According to the official memorandum, the hiring freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of their operation and program funding. Military personnel are excluded. Some exemptions are permitted to meet national security mission and public...