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People First – October 31, 2014

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AF adjusts enlisted retention results Air Force officials announced an adjustment to the Junior Enlisted Retention Board which convened in June at the Air Force Personnel Center. Fifty Airmen who were not selected for retention during the FY14 force management ERB were offered the opportunity to remain on active-duty following identification of an issue in the…

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People First – January 16, 2015

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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. For the complete story, click on the headline of each story. AF members get jump on housing search with…

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RMO, stakeholders keep eye on sky

Posted February 27, 2015 by SUSAN GLADSTEIN

Samuel Price The road used to get onto the Barry M. Goldwater Range lies beneath the running water July 9, 2014, that resulted from monsoon rains. With data from the additional recently installed weather stations, personnel will know what the measurable rain is before going to the area, ensuring their safety. Following are measurements during…

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People First – March 27, 2015

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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. For the complete story, click on the link in the title. Air Force COOL program kicks off The Community…

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Deployments – other half of mission

Posted April 20, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Tyner Apt

As we all know, the mission of the 56th Fighter Wing is to “Train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots and maintainers, while deploying mission-ready warfighters.” Throughout the day, we are frequently reminded of the first part of our mission — with maintainers constantly busy on the flightline, and jets continuously taking off; however, many…

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Air Force News – July 6, 2012

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Colorado More than 2,100 Airmen and their families who had to evacuate their homes at the U.S. Air Force Academy due to the Waldo Canyon fire were allowed to return as of 5 a.m. June 29.   Washington D.C. Air Force Academy Cadet Christopher Kirk recently saved the life of an individual after arriving on…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted August 17, 2012 by Courtesy of af.mil

The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony here Aug. 10. Gen. Mark Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position, taking over for Gen. Norton Schwartz, who also retired from the Air Force during the ceremony....

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F-35: Newest fighter much more than just ‘stealthy plane’

Posted October 19, 2012 by

The engines roared overhead as an F-35A fell into formation. Although this is a basic maneuver for the test pilots, the possibilities for combat environments created by these elite aircraft working together are anything but mundane.

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Loyalty critical to AF success

Posted February 1, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. CISCO JOHNSTONE

Chief Master Sgt. Cisco Johnstone As a long-suffering Dallas Cowboys fan, I like to think I can tell you a little bit about loyalty. They are certainly a team that polarizes football fans everywhere, but whether they do well or not, I stick to my team. There is some degree of stubbornness to this, but…

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F-35 Lightning II: Q and A

Posted March 15, 2013 by

The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB expects to do some flying and informal training a month or so after the first F35 arrives, with formal syllabus training is likely to begin in late 2014 or early 2015....

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