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Year in Photos – August 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

Senior Airman Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Scotty Avis, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services captain, uses the roof turret gun to simulate a fire attack on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 7 on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base. Luke firefighters practice emergency scenarios twice a month to stay proficient.

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CONS exercise offers deployment insights

Posted March 17, 2016 by Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Photos by Senior Airman Devante Williams Simulated opposing forces, played by the 56th Security Forces Squadron, fire simulation rounds at 56th Contracting Squadron Airmen during a 56th CONS Operation Walrus: Wartime acquisitions logistics and random unorthodox scenarios exercise March 2 at Luke Air Force Base. CONS Airmen responded to an ambush when they were conducting…

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Gassing up the F-35 …

Posted June 2, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota A 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 Lightning II receives fuel from a KC -135 Stratotanker May 5 at 21,000 feet above Arizona.

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Transparent leadership: An old concept for modern times

Posted September 1, 2016 by by Col. SEAN LARKIN

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — We’re living in an age of hyper-connectivity. With sensors everywhere and supercomputers in our pockets, there’s a wealth of information available to everyone, whether it’s a review of a restaurant, an updated Air Force instruction or the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European). There are unofficial…

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New civilian appraisal program to begin in April

Posted December 30, 2016 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April 2017, designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication and more effectively develop and reward the workforce.   The new program, called the DOD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management…

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BLUE: A step ahead

Posted February 13, 2017 by

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. Staying a step ahead in current and future conflicts required a new edge in air warfare. In this episode, we introduce you to the newest fifth-generation, multi-role fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II.

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Congress probes military pilot shortage

Posted April 5, 2017 by Karen Parrish

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.

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Air Force to release F-35 weight restrictions

Posted June 2, 2017 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II. The restriction was imposed in 2015 due to concerns about the risk during ejections in a portion of the flight envelope. After rigorous testing to ensure the escape system works reliably and…

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AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Senior Master Sgt. KATHERINE GRABHAM

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program July 18 via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.” A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment — Airmen will only…

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FSS hosts job fair

Posted November 12, 2015 by Photo by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Master Sgt. David Addison, 607th Air Control Squadron Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning Flight chief, talks with a representative Oct. 28 at the 56th Force Support Squadron job fair at Luke Air Force Base. The job fair was located at Club Five Six and featured representatives from various organizations with work…

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