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Air Force News – December 6, 2013

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Welsh: Airmen should use common sense in missions Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody told Airmen Nov. 27 at the 28th Bomb Wing, S.D., they need to use common sense as they go about their duties. “No one knows your jobs better…

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People First – December 6, 2013

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Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services.  Commissary CEO shares sequestration consequences Offering a glimpse at what commissary and military exchange services could become in light…

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Additional remains of Air Force pilot found

Posted November 27, 2013 by Joel Fortner

Additional remains of an Air Force pilot who died in combat in 2006 in Iraq have been found, service officials announced Nov. 19.

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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

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Lockheed Martin photograph An F-35A Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast Oct. 30. The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast Oct. 30. The AIM-120…

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Air Force at increase level of risk under sequestration

Posted November 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

Air Force readiness was the topic of concern for the Air Force’s senior leader as he addressed members of the Air Force Association and the media during the association’s monthly breakfast, in Arlington, Va., Nov. 18.

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Nominees sought for AFA civilian award

Posted November 27, 2013 by

Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories:   • Civilian Wage Employee (all Federal Wage System employees) • Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through GS-11 or equivalent…

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Northrop’s BACN completes 5,000 combat missions

Posted November 27, 2013 by

The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node, developed by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Air Force, has completed 5,000 combat missions connecting war fighters in the air and on the ground. BACN is a high-altitude, airborne gateway that translates and distributes voice communications, video, imagery and other battlespace information from numerous sources. Using a suite of computers…

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425th reaches flying hour milestone

Posted November 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Staff Sgt.LUTHER MITCHELL Jr. Members of the 425th Fighter Squadron pose for a group photo Nov. 13 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. The 425th FS celebrated reaching a milestone of 50,000 flying hours. The 425th Fighter Squadron celebrated reaching a milestone of 50,000 flying hours at Luke Air Force Base Nov. 13….

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Putting up walls …

Posted November 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Workers raise an exterior wall of new construction Nov. 14 that will support the F-35 mission at Luke Air Force Base. The training site for the new F-35 Lightning II is scheduled to be completed by June 2014. The $54 million academic training center will be used to train both pilots and maintainers and will…

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Air Force News – November 22, 2013

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CMSAF launches worldwide CHIEFchat, answers questions Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody shared his perspective on the past, present and future of the Air Force with Airmen, Air Force civilians and their families Nov. 12, during a worldwide CHIEFchat session at the headquarters of the Defense Media Activity. Reduction in force and…

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