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Norway’s fifth F-35 Lightning II touches down at Luke

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel For the first time May 25, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. With nine countries involved in its development (United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Australia), the F-35 represents a new model of international cooperation, ensuring U.S. and Coalition partner…

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Critical Days of Summer; vehicle, swimming and physical fitness top concerns

Posted May 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook With summer approaching and temperatures on the rise, more people are active, traveling, and participating in various outdoor activities. Due to the increase in safety concerns that comes with this time, it has been named the ‘Critical Days of Summer’, and it starts on Memorial…

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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AFRL captain earns German military proficiency badge

Posted May 24, 2017 by Jeanne Dailey

Courtesy photograph With German Armed Forces officers on either side, Air Force Research Laboratory Airman Capt. Samantha Howard is shown wearing the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge that she recently received while deployed in Afghanistan. The badge is one of a small number of foreign badges that U.S. military members may wear. An Air Force…

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FTAC holds professional enhancement course for Airmen

Posted May 24, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., now have an opportunity to participate in an Airman Professional Enhancement Course to develop their leadership, as well as followership skills.

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Silver Wings Pool opening Memorial Day

Posted May 24, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

With temperatures on the rise, the Silver Wings Pool at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., is scheduled to open May 29, 2017 at 6 a.m. The pool will remain open throughout the summer until Labor Day. “Anyone who has access to the base can use the pool,” said Sam Harvey, 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor…

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Air Force selects 1,303 officers for field grade promotions 

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force has selected 1,303 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2017A Colonel Medical Service Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Line of the Air Force and Medical Service Corps, and Major Medical Service Corps central selection boards.  The boards selected 13 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 1,254 majors…

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Air Force selects 5,166 for promotion to master sergeant

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force has selected 5,166 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant of the 20,169 eligible. The overall selection rate was 25.61 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 523.22. Selectees’ average time in grade was 3.86 years, time in service was 14.36 years and the average decorations score was 11.42. Additionally,…

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AF presents fiscal year 2018 budget

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2018 president’s budget request May 23, 2017, following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, said the request supports the Secretary of Defense’s commitment to strengthening the U.S. military by improving warfighting readiness and addressing critical shortfalls while…

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