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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

Posted January 9, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Holly Ardern Runners participate in the 2018 Air Force Marathon. The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners. Marathon staff have added a 1K kids’ run, called the Tailwind Trot, and…

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Thunderbolt 2018 in Photos

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Thunderbolts, trainers kick off New Year’s wellness challenge Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Sherri Biringer, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist supervisor, takes the body measurements Jan. 8, 2018, of retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gary Sadler, a participant in the “New Year, New You” weight loss challenge, at the Bryant Fitness Center. The purpose…

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2018 In Photos

Posted January 4, 2019 by

2018 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, A-10C Thunderbolt II, P-51 Mustang, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and P-40 Warhawk fly in formation March 4, 2018, during the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. During the course, aircrews practice ground…

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Reservist serves underserved communities

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans make-up about 1.5 percent of the U.S. population. Tech. Sgt. Renelle Conner, 944th Medical Squadron dental flight chief and Reserve Citizen Airman, is working toward becoming an orthodontist. A member of the Yakama Native American Nation, in her hometown of Toppenish, Washington, Conner is committed to serving…

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F-35 HFT prepares for new demonstration profile

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Senior Airman ALEXANDER COOK

The F-35 Heritage Flight Team is officially transitioning to the F-35 Demonstration Team for the 2019 air show season taking their current flying profile to new heights. “The past year’s demonstration was sort of like an ‘appetizer,’ if you will,” said Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander. The new profile this year…

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AF extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

Posted November 2, 2018 by Secretary of the Air Force

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019. The memo, signed Oct. 18, 2018, extends the high year of tenure from eight to 10 years for senior airmen, from 15 to 20 years for staff sergeants and from 20 to…

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Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

Posted October 22, 2018 by

The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019. The memo, signed Oct. 18, 2018, extends the high year of tenure from eight to 10 years for senior airmen, from 15 to 20 years for staff sergeants and from 20 to 22 years for…

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56th Medical Group

Posted October 4, 2018 by

56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Mission: Supports 56th Fighter Wing flying, training and deployment mission through superior aeromedical, optometric, occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs. Motto: “Prevention is better than cure.” Demographics: There are 51 military active-duty personnel, eight civilians and six contractors. Leadership Commander: Col. David Duval Squadron superintendent: Senior Master Sgt. Sally White Responsibilities:…

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Tenant Units

Posted October 4, 2018 by

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Phoenix Field Office Mission: To identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Defense Department and U.S. government. Demographics: There are 2,029 federally credentialed special agents, 311 active-duty officers, 1,253 active-duty enlisted personnel, 785 civilians and 389 reservists. History: AFOSI was founded Aug. 1,…

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56th Maintenance Group

Posted October 4, 2018 by

56th Component Maintenance Squadron Mission: We build the future of airpower by providing safe and reliable component repair of propulsion, avionics, accessories, and test, measurement, and diagnostics equipment systems. Leadership Commander: Maj. Edward Romero Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Brian Bowers First sergeant: Master Sgt. Brian Shaw Responsibilities: Comprised of 284 military and 50 civilian personnel…

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