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Around the Air Force: July 6

Posted July 9, 2016 by

In this look around the Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II makes a trans-Atlantic flight, an Airman runs 694 miles for post-traumatic stress disorder awareness, and the Minnesota Air National Guard deploys to South Korea.

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Changes of command

Posted June 30, 2016 by

The following units will change command this year. Dates are subject to change. July 1 56th Training Squadron Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Michael Dunn Taking: Lt. Col. Matt Hayden July 8 56th Operations Group Relinquishing: Col. Chris Bailey Taking: Col. Benjamin Bishop July 11 56th FW Legal Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Joel England Taking: Lt. Col. John…

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Exchange’s online PCS guide makes move smooth

Posted June 30, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS — As PCS season kicks off for Soldiers, Airmen and their families, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has all the right moves for making a smooth transition. Exchange shoppers can visit PCS Headquarters online at www.shopmyexchange.com/PCS to find moving checklists, helpful products and more. “The Exchange understands the needs of Soldiers and…

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Welsh: Joint force in excellent shape, but needs resources, prioritization

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jim Garamone

The joint force is in excellent shape, but leaders must pay attention to it, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told the Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., June 15. Welsh, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the group as one of his last public acts in…

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May: AF month in photos

Posted June 2, 2016 by

Senior Airman Justyn Freeman Senior Airman Jacob Nevills, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Dirt Boy, washes the concrete from his face after helping fill a footer May 3 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Members of the 455th ECES are digging out eight trenches to house eight footers for the future placement of four relocatable buildings. Senior…

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Pilot program remains laser-focused in the face of an Air Force pilot shortage

Posted June 2, 2016 by by GEORGE WOODWARD, DEBI SMITH, 2nd Lt. BRITTANY CURRY

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Officials with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program remain laser-focused on maximizing training production as the Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage. “The Air Force is currently about 500 pilots short of requirements,” said Col. Paul Moga, 80th Flying Training Wing vice commander. “And that number is…

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Changes of command begin

Posted June 2, 2016 by

The following units will change command this year. Dates are subject to change. June 3 56th Fighter Wing command chief Relinquishing: Chief Master Sgt. John Mazza (Chief Master Sgt. Todd Kirsch acting CCC) Taking: Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski 56th Operations Support Squadron Relinquishing: Lt. Col. Jason Hokaj Taking: Lt. Col. Paul Jelinek June 24…

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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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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted May 21, 2016 by Amy Rollins

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted May 21, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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