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This week in history

Posted December 13, 2013 by Rick Griset

1973: YF-16 rolls out General Dynamic (now Lockheed-Martin) rolled out the first YF-16 prototype aircraft 40 years ago today from its Fort Worth, Texas, plant. Tail number 72-1567 was to compete with the YF-17 in a fly-off. The winner would win the contract to replace the aging Republic F-105 Thunderchief and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom…

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Active-shooter exercise front, center next week

Posted December 13, 2013 by

You’re conducting business as usual, shopping at the commissary or waiting to talk with a TRICARE specialist in the Medical Clinic. Suddenly, gunshots ring out and you hear screaming. What do you do? What will the base do? To answer this question, the 56th Fighter Wing will conduct an active-shooter exercise Wednesday to test military…

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People First – December 13, 2013

Posted December 13, 2013 by

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. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. Steps for…

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Call signs represent more than name

Posted December 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo Then Capt. Sean “LOBO” Canfield, now a major and the 62nd Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, smiles in February 2002 at Nellis Air Force Base after performing a re-enlistment ceremony for his brother, Staff Sgt. Clark Canfield. Sean Canfield’s call sign was the result of an incident with his dogs and his…

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This week in history

Posted December 6, 2013 by

1978: Gen. George Brown dies Gen. George Brown, former 56th Fighter Interceptor Wing commander, succumbed to prostate cancer 35 years ago this week. Son of a career Army officer, young George became an Eagle Scout, played football, rode horses and played polo. After high school, he attended the University of Missouri for one year after…

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Air Force News – December 6, 2013

Posted December 6, 2013 by

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

Posted November 27, 2013 by

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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