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People First – June 26, 2015

Posted June 26, 2015 by

EPME enrollment notifications begin The Air Force Personnel Center recently initiated a phased approach to notify approximately 83,000 Airmen of the requirement to enroll in the applicable enlisted professional military education distance learning course. AFPC will notify 20,000 Airmen at the beginning of each month until all members have been notified. In July 2014, the Air…

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Air Force News – June 19, 2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Poland In support of Baltic Operations 2015 June 5 through 20, a team of Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron deployed to Powidz Air Base, maintained communication requirements for the Air Force at the installation. Baltops is a multinational maritime exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability. Southwest Asia Since Aug. 8, coalition airpower…

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People First – June 19, 2015

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Selected MSgt evals close out Sept. 30 Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve master sergeant and master sergeant-select enlisted performance reports will now close out annually on Sept. 30. In addition, as of June 3, , master sergeants and selects will no longer receive change-of-reporting-official EPRs. Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted…

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2nd F-35 squadron stands up

Posted June 12, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumes command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron June 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd FS is scheduled to begin accepting F-35 Lightning II jets in July and will be joined by partner nations Norway and Italy. Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumed command of the 62nd Fighter…

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Soaring into the sunset …

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Harvey Brugger An F-35 Lightning II takes off from Luke Air Force Base just after sunset. Brugger, the photographer, is an air traffic controller at Luke Air Force Base and took this photo from the tower’s catwalk.

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Household loss claims must be filed timely

Posted June 12, 2015 by Capt. JHEREMY PERKINS

You just arrived in beautiful, sunny Arizona (or your next duty station). As you begin unpacking, you discover a box of broken items. Oh, what to do? Under the contract the Defense Department has with the carrier industry, you can get full replacement value for your damaged goods. Note that FRV does not mean you…

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Air Force News – June 12, 2015

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Alaska A tanker task force assembled at Eielson Air Force Base from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild AFB, Washington, and the 22nd ARW from McConnell AFB, Kansas for exercise Amalgam Dart. Joined by 300 military personnel and 15 aircraft, the North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise affords American and Canadian forces field training…

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People First – June 12, 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. AF seeks scholarship fellowship applicants Active-duty Airmen interested…

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Top Dogs drive F-35 program forward

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy Photo Lt. Col. Matt Vedder, right, 61st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot, gives a step brief to pilots at the 61st FS at Luke Air Force Base. Step briefs cover the most-up-to-date information including wind, weather, airspace and airfield conditions. The 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base is laying the groundwork for future…

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To post or not

Posted June 5, 2015 by CHARLOTTE HU

Senior Airman James Hensley Social Media is a great communication tool but has risks that go with it. Knowing the difference between what should or should not be posted can protect Airmen from releasing information which could be used against them. One way to prevent leakage of information is to use privacy settings. With the…

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