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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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56th Mission Support Group

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56th Force Support Squadron Mission: Provide world-class support to Airmen and their families Demographics: There are 116 active-duty, 77 appropriated fund personnel and 318 nonappropriated fund civilians. Leadership Commander: Lt. Col. Maritzel Castrellon Deputy commander: Todd Wirt Operations officer: Capt. Mike Adams Superintendent: Chief Master Sgt. Marty Marshall First sergeant: Master Sgt. Robert Dwyer Responsibilities:…

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310th FS maximizes ops to combat pilot shortage

Posted September 6, 2018 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid and Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Airman 1st Class Joseph Jensen, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, signals the chocks are pulled Aug. 8 at Luke Air Force Base. The 310th Fighter Squadron is the largest producer of F-16 pilots in the Air Force. Currently the 310th FS is conducting three initial qualification classes, also called B-courses, with 10 students each. (Airman…

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Follow your dreams

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Graduating basic training is an exciting achievement for many but for one Airman from Ghana, it was a dream come true. After dealing with hardships in his past, he now makes it his goal to support his family and become the best Airman he can be.

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Lightning integrated techs reinvent F-35 maintenance

Posted August 3, 2018 by by Airman 1st Class CAROLINE BURNETT and Senior Airman RIDGE SHAN

As part of an effort to increase F-35A Lightning II maintenance effectiveness and efficiency at Luke Air Force Base, the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit created a team of unified maintenance Air Force specialties called Lightning Integrated Technicians. Maintainers from independent career fields, including crew chiefs, avionics technicians, weapons technicians, and low-observable technicians, who all operate…

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AF officials announce NCO retraining program

Posted July 27, 2018 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2019 and will update the number of available slots on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 1.  The retraining program allows Airmen on their second or subsequent enlistments in adequately manned Air Force career fields to retrain into selected specialties to…

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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted July 27, 2018 by

On this look Around the Air Force, F-22 pilots practice firing live missiles during exercise Combat Archer. Air Mobility Command is accepting applications for active-duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new aviator technical track program, and the Joint Space Operations Center transitioned to a Combined Space Operations Center.

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Rhode Island air show …

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook Staff Sgt. Zachary Madera, F-35 Heritage Flight Team crew chief, marshals an F-35A Lightning II June 7 at the Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, R.I. The F-35 HFT performed in the Rhode Island Air Show on June 9 and 10, and will perform at 13 air shows around the…

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