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Enlisted quarterly assignment listings released

Posted October 26, 2012 by Courtesy of af.mil

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials released the enlisted quarterly assignment listing, or EQUAL, Monday for the July to September 2013 overseas assignment cycle. Enlisted Airmen must update their assignment preferences by Nov. 1, and they will be notified of their assignment selections by Nov. 16. “We are accelerating the release of the…

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Short sale assistance offered to military homeowners with government loans

Posted February 8, 2013 by 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Housing Assistance Program

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced changes to short sale policies that will make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages to honor financial commitments when they are issued a permanent-change-of-station order. Under the new policy Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not pursue a deficiency judgment or any…

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Steps for ‘Mustang’ no easy ride

Posted March 29, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

In the military, Mustang is a term used for someone who is commissioned after being enlisted. It’s not a walk in the park for enlisted Airmen to earn a commission. In fact, there are various steps needed to be taken prior to applying to a commissioning program. One of the first steps is to attend…

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Cactus Squadron keeps close ties to base

Posted May 31, 2013 by Lt. Col. JON WHEELER

The 310th Fighter Squadron hosted 25 members of the famed Cactus Squadron for a commander’s call May 13 at Luke Air Force Base. Retired Lt. Gen. Peter Vogler, former chief of staff of the German air force and current Cactus Squadron commander, visited and toured Luke and dedicated the new Cactus Starfighter Conference Room in…

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Additional F-35s coming to Luke

Posted July 12, 2013 by Capt. TRISTAN HINDERLITER

Senior Airman David Owsianka Arizona Governor Janice Brewer speaks to reporters about Luke Air Force Base being chosen as the location for 72 additional F-35A Lighting II aircraft June 27 in the Luke AFB Wing Headquarters Conference Room. The additional aircraft bring the total number of fifth-generation fighters to 144. Aircraft are expected to begin…

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This Week in History

Posted August 23, 2013 by

  56th Fighter Group’s first ace On Aug. 19, 1943, Capt. Gerald Johnson, 61st Fighter Squadron, was the first 56th Fighter Group pilot to claim and be credited with five kills, thus becoming its first ace. Much later, it was determined that one of his Aug. 17 kills was also claimed by 1st Lt. Frank…

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Capt. Pete Fernandez: Hispanic-American Ace

Posted September 27, 2013 by 1st Lt. Liliana Urrego

Son of the chief radio operator for Pan American World Airways, Capt. Manuel “Pete” Fernandez grew up immersed in aviation and earned his private pilot’s license at 15.

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Pilot realizes childhood dream, still serves

Posted November 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Courtesy photo Retired Lt. Col. James “Rusty” Mitchell poses with his A-10 Thunderbolt II in 1979 at the Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England. Mitchell’s military flying career took him around the world to places like South Korea, Colorado, and more, flying the A-10, then the F-16 Fighting Falcon. As a child he always dreamed of…

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AF officials announce FY14 civilian workforce shaping

Posted December 20, 2013 by af.mil

WASHINGTON — The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. Specific reductions by location have not been determined. The Air Force will implement civilian workforce shaping…

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Lightning Leadership: developing Airmen to lead

Posted February 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. DARLENE SELTMANN

Staff Sgt.DARLENE SELTMANN Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza, 56th Fighter Wing command chief, leads a discussion during Lightning Leadership Feb. 7 at the Navy Operational Support Center at Luke Air Force Base. Lightning Leadership is a course designed to enhance and develop leaders through guided discussions. Airmen from across base gathered to learn about leadership…

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