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How do you stack up?

Posted July 24, 2015 by Master Sgt. NICK LEDESMA

With upcoming changes to the enlisted performance report and Air Force promotion system, it’s important to understand how you stack up against your peers, not only within your job, but within your unit as well. The days of receiving time in grade and time in service points are numbered. They are being replaced with a…

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CCAF offers jump on education

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

The Community College of the Air Force was established in 1972 to recognize academic achievements for technical training by Air Force schools. It awards an associate in applied science degree to enlisted members of the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command who have completed the course work. Degree programs are…

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Roberson takes command of AETC

Posted July 24, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BETH ANSCHUTZ

Johnny Saldivar Lt. Gen Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks during the AETC change of command ceremony Tuesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Roberson is a command pilot who has more than 5,000 flight hours including 865 combat hours. Roberson will oversee the operation of 10 major installations in five states….

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Salutes and Awards

Posted July 24, 2015 by

FWSA announce awards The following individuals are quarterly awards winners: 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agencies Airman: Senior Airman Leanne Mathews NCO: Staff Sgt. Natalie Nelson Senior NCO: Master Sgt. Deanna Commack Company grade officer: Capt. Elizabeth McCourt Field grade officer: Maj. David Barnes Civilian (Category I): Yvonne Godwin Civilian (Category II): Sharon Kozak Civilian (Category…

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A historian with his own history

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Richard Griset, 56th Fighter Wing historian, shows an old pilot uniform that is part of a preservation collection on Luke Air Force Base. Richard Griset seems like a very quiet and reserved man and appears to be just another face at Luke Air Force Base. That is until people meet him. Serving…

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News Briefs July 24, 2015

Posted July 24, 2015 by

School bus schedule change Effective Aug. 5, Dysart Luke High School students who ride the school bus will be picked up on base at 6:21 a.m. at Lightning Gate for the remainder of the school year. This decision was made by the Dysart School District. There will be no changes to the schedule. Students should…

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Payday lenders prey on Airmen

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Loans can be very useful in life. From paying off bills to moving expenses, loans can help Airmen out when they need it. Sometimes Airmen are attracted to a less than ideal option of obtaining cash other than getting a traditional loan. What they may not realize is that going to a place that offers…

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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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