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Dwell time, PT exemptions for new mothers increase

Posted July 24, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

The six-month deferment for female Airmen to accomplish their fitness assessments following childbirth will be increased to 12 months to align with recent changes to the deployment deferments, Air Force officials announced July 14. The deployment deferment policy, as part of the Air Force’s 2015 Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, increases the deferment from deployment, short…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

Posted July 24, 2015 by

The jets won’t arrive for another few months, but Hill Air Force Base, Utah, activated its first F-35 Lightning II fighter squadron during a ceremony July 17. The 34th Fighter Squadron — affectionately known as the Rude Rams — was reactivated, marking the beginning of the F-35’s combat era for both the 388th and 419th…

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First time at Holloman

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Senior Airman Leah Ferrante The 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony was Tuesday at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, sits on the Holloman flightline in the F-35 Lightning II he flew out for the ceremony. This is the first time the aircraft has been at Holloman.

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Airman battles cancer, wins at life, Games

Posted July 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Samuel King Jr. Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Koren, 607th Air control Squadron ground radar systems NCO-in-charge and an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, removes his arrows from a target at an archery practice session during the first day of the Department of Defense Warrior Games training camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The five-day training…

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Apply 6S for leadership success

Posted July 17, 2015 by Master Sgt. JAMES CASTILLO

Over the last 20 years of my Air Force career, there seems to have always been a common theme regarding our resources: reductions, reductions and more reductions. Some of the cutbacks to our resources have included less money in our annual budgets, fewer aircraft added to our inventory and fewer personnel added to our overall…

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Legacy shaped by today’s actions

Posted July 17, 2015 by Master Sgt. COREY QUINN

Webster’s dictionary defines legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor, a predecessor or from the past.” What will your legacy be? Most people do not think about their legacy until it is too late or never at all. They think about their good deeds, their regrets and what difference they made in…

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Move up in world with education

Posted July 17, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Education — it’s something that’s important not only to be competitive in one’s military career but also in the civilian sector. “A diploma or college education shows you not only have the education but you also have critical thinking skills, and that you can analyze, be objective and have a perspective on different issues,” said…

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News Briefs July 17, 2015

Posted July 17, 2015 by

56th MDOS change of command Col. Constance Jackson will relinquish command of the 56th Medical Operations Squadron to Col. Stephen Boden in a ceremony at 7:56 a.m. July 24 in Hangar 999. To RSVP, call Master Sgt. Meshawn Guevara at 623-856-7579. Feds Feed Families The 7th Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive is now under…

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Salutes & Awards

Posted July 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Danielle Cook

AF announces master sergeant selects Thursday The following technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant: 56th Fighter Wing Michael Jackson, Ruben Ligon, Kirsten Sigerson and Steven Worden 56th Operations Support Squadron Terrance Lundie, Alfred Minnick, Timothy Navarre, Matthew Speaks and Christopher Stanley 607th Air Control Squadron Sean Arce, Johnny Arias, Benjamin Koren…

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Fit force ups fighting game

Posted July 17, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Whether once or twice a year, all officers and enlisted Airmen must participate in the Air Force’s fitness assessment. The purpose of the Air Force Fitness Program is to emphasize total fitness of today’s Airmen. By participating in a year-round physical program that includes eating healthy, aerobic conditioning, strength and flexibility training, Airmen are prepared…

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