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People First – October 25, 2013

Posted October 25, 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. AF implements…

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Entering Air Force same as joining new family

Posted December 13, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Grace Lee Airman 1st Class Oumaima Lehnoud, 56th Security Forces Squadron security patrol and entry controller, guides a vehicle through the South Gate search pit Nov. 12 on Luke Air Force Base. Taking a step to “cross into the blue” can be intimidating, exciting and full of unknowns, but once in, it not only brings…

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Au revoir flightline, bonjour France

Posted February 7, 2014 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

The Air Force provides many opportunities for Airmen to advance their careers. Some of those opportunities are Airmen Leadership School, Military Training Instructor School and the Air War College. One officer here at Luke is preparing to further his Air Force career by relinquishing command of the 310th Fighter Squadron and moving to France to…

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Wings of Blue to jump during air show

Posted March 11, 2014 by

It all started in the spring of 1962 when a band of bootleg jumpers made their first parachute jumps as cadets. Using condemned survival, evasion, resistance and escape rigs and local aviation pilots, these cadets made several jumps in the Colorado area. During that spring, a few cadets, at their own risk and expense, made…

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Air Force News May 11, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012 by anradmin

Utah An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range at approximately 8:35 a.m. May 4. At the time of the accident, there was one person on board. The pilot successfully ejected and was evaluated by medical personnel. Colorado The Air Force brought home…

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New sheriff in town

Posted July 13, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert

Maj. Sean Gibbs receives his first salute as the new 56th Security Forces Squadron commander July 6 during the 56th SFS change-of-command ceremony at Luke Air Force Base.

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Briefings, checklist fill hours prior to deployment

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class DAVID OWSIANKA

The time comes when every Airman is placed in a tempo-band. For Airmen who become tasked for a deployment, the Installation Deployment Readiness Center provides briefings and a checklist, which contains requirements the Airman must fulfill in order to deploy. “We ensure Airmen complete all predeployment requirements prior to departure so they can focus on…

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Making the ‘hard call’

Posted November 2, 2012 by Master Sgt. CHRISTOPHER LEBOURVEAU

When was the last time you sat down with your Airman and said, “No, you cannot take leave because we have work to do,” or “I’m sorry but you are not getting a decoration because of …,” or finally my favorite, “No, you may not leave during the middle of an exercise to go buy…

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Air Force News – February 8, 2013

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AF implements voluntary FY13 force management programs The Air Force will implement several voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal year 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Announced in the January release of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2013, the authorized active-duty Air Force end-strength is 329,460; a reduction…

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Air Force announces NDAA implementation plan of mandated force structure changes

Posted April 5, 2013 by SAFPA

Washington, DC – The Air Force released its plan March 28 to implement force structure changes mandated by the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill authorized the service to complete actions approved in previous years, such as aircraft retirements, and directed execution of Congressionally-approved force structure actions. Some of these changes were outlined…

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