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F-16 pilots continue to graduate, continue to fight

Posted January 6, 2017 by by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

A class of F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots under the tutelage of instructor pilots from the 309th Fighter Squadron graduated Dec. 16 following approximately nine months of training at Luke Air Force Base. Class 16-ABC completed the comprehensive basic flight course in a high-tempo curriculum stressing mission-ready combat skills. Training to refine their abilities will continue…

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SECAF announces resignation

Posted March 11, 2019 by

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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U.S. Air Force: Week in photos

Posted April 28, 2016 by Courtesy Photos

A KC-135R Stratotanker with the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing flies in a formation April 15. Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 437th Airlift Wing prepare to drop Soldiers April 15 from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The mass tactical exercise helped prepare both units for any future…

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Exchange kicks off 2016 Because of You Program with gift card giveaway

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating the Month of the Military Child in April by kicking off its first Because of You sweepstakes for 2016, giving authorized shoppers a chance at $10,000 in gift cards. With the worldwide $10K Shopping Spree Giveaway, one grand-prize winner will take home a $5,000 Exchange gift…

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AF selects 8,167 for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted July 12, 2017 by Richard Salomon

Air Force officials selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 25,552 eligible for a selection rate of 31.9 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers July 20, 2017, at 8 a.m., CDT. On July 21, Airmen can also access their score notices…

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Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

Posted February 6, 2019 by

The Air Force announced Feb. 4 it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle. The memo, signed Jan. 31, 2019, removes the phase one requirement for senior noncommissioned officers to test for promotion, allowing…

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Follow your dreams

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Graduating basic training is an exciting achievement for many but for one Airman from Ghana, it was a dream come true. After dealing with hardships in his past, he now makes it his goal to support his family and become the best Airman he can be.

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Behavioral Health Services Employee assistance, work-life programs

Posted April 6, 2018 by

LIVE WEBINARS | 11 a.m. April 11: How Stress Affects Men and Women Differently We all experience some amount of stress each day. The effect this has on our mental and physical well-being can vary depending on our coping and resilience abilities. It may surprise you, however, that the impact also differs across the sexes….

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Justice Report

Posted October 7, 2016 by

The following is a list of administrative actions and Articles 15 issued in August at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Article 15s • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for dereliction of duty. The individual received a suspended forfeiture of $923, seven days extra duty and a reprimand. Administrative demotions • A…

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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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