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Air Force News – July 31, 2015

Posted July 31, 2015 by

California The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset, a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 mm rounds known as the GAU-22/A. Unlike the Marine Corps and Navy variants, the GAU-22/A is integrated internally to the F-35A.   Bulgaria More than 100…

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People First – July 31, 2015

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SecAF addresses priorities at Aspen Security Forum Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James discussed her top national and homeland security issues, as well as current personnel challenges, during a Q-and-A session with Fox News at the sixth annual, three-day Aspen Security Forum in Colorado July 24. Regarding her perspective of the current top U.S….

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Roberson takes command of AETC

Posted July 24, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. BETH ANSCHUTZ

Johnny Saldivar Lt. Gen Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks during the AETC change of command ceremony Tuesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Roberson is a command pilot who has more than 5,000 flight hours including 865 combat hours. Roberson will oversee the operation of 10 major installations in five states….

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Payday lenders prey on Airmen

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Loans can be very useful in life. From paying off bills to moving expenses, loans can help Airmen out when they need it. Sometimes Airmen are attracted to a less than ideal option of obtaining cash other than getting a traditional loan. What they may not realize is that going to a place that offers…

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Dwell time, PT exemptions for new mothers increase

Posted July 24, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

The six-month deferment for female Airmen to accomplish their fitness assessments following childbirth will be increased to 12 months to align with recent changes to the deployment deferments, Air Force officials announced July 14. The deployment deferment policy, as part of the Air Force’s 2015 Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, increases the deferment from deployment, short…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

Posted July 24, 2015 by

The jets won’t arrive for another few months, but Hill Air Force Base, Utah, activated its first F-35 Lightning II fighter squadron during a ceremony July 17. The 34th Fighter Squadron — affectionately known as the Rude Rams — was reactivated, marking the beginning of the F-35’s combat era for both the 388th and 419th…

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Air Force News – July 24, 2015

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Hawaii Airmen from the 613th Air Operations Center at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were the nerve center for the movement of seven C-17 Globemasters carrying almost 450 U.S. Army paratroopers on a nonstop flight from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Australia. Afghanistan Ten Afghan National Army flight medics and…

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People First – July 24, 2015

Posted July 24, 2015 by

AF releases first-term Airman retraining quotas Eligible first-term enlisted Airmen interested in retraining opportunities can review the fiscal 2016 online retraining advisory on myPers. Air Force officials approved 1,599 fiscal 2016 first-term Airman retraining quotas in 45 Air Force specialty codes. Airmen can retrain into a variety of AFSCs, including cyber, intelligence, pararescue, flight engineer, missile…

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314 FS activates

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Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Andrew Caggiano took command of the 314th Fighter Squadron in an activation ceremony July 14 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Caggiano graduated with military distinction from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1997. He earned his pilot wings at Euro-NATO Joint Jet pilot training in 1999 at Sheppard Air…

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First time at Holloman

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Senior Airman Leah Ferrante The 314th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony was Tuesday at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, sits on the Holloman flightline in the F-35 Lightning II he flew out for the ceremony. This is the first time the aircraft has been at Holloman.

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