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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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56th Operations Group

Posted October 4, 2018 by

56th Training Squadron Mission: Train the world’s greatest F-35 and F-16 pilots by providing peerless instruction, virtual training and training systems management. Demographics: There are 16 officers, nine government civilians and more than 200 contract employees. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden Director of operations: Lt. Col. Andy Pitts (F-35) and Lt. Col. Nathan Harrold…

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56th Fighter Wing

Posted October 4, 2018 by

56th Fighter Wing Mission To train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat-ready Airmen. Training (Fiscal 2017) F-16 B-course graduates 188 F-35 B-course graduates 105 MRA graduates 843 Intelligence specialists 79 Nurse graduates 39 Medical lab technician graduates 8 Critical care/emergency trauma fellowship graduates 16 Leadership Wing commander: Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury Vice wing commander:…

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When can I get my OCPs?

Posted October 4, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. MATTHEW COLEMAN-FOSTER

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The official wear date for the operational camouflage pattern uniform is Oct. 1. Some Airmen preparing to deploy, or who have deployed previously and those who have been assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command or Air Force Global Strike Command may already have these uniforms. Others have already…

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