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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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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 5, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II stands by to take off April 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II program is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, recently told U.S. reporters…

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NCOPEC bridges gap

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Master Sgt. Ida Bushey, 56th Force Support Squadron career assistant advisor, asks questions during the NCO Professional Education Course May 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The NCOPEC course is held quarterly to help NCOs refresh and further develop as leaders. Luke Air Force Base recently held its quarterly, NCO Professional Enhancement…

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Air Force News – June 5, 2015

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Washington D.C. A group of Sanders Corner Elementary School Girl Scouts looking to achieve their Bronze Award and the Girls Can Do Anything Badge visited Airmen at the Pentagon May 21. Hawaii The Defense Department awarded contracts to four colleges and universities to provide in-resident college and graduate programs at overseas military installations across U.S….

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People First – June 5, 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. Women’s Air Force history expands with new four-star…

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This week in history

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June 1945: 201st Fighter Squadron U.S. Air Force photo Pilots of the 201st Mexican Fighter Squadron on ??? strip, Clark field, Luzon, Philippines, in front of F-47 “Thunderbolts”. Seventy years ago this week, pilots from the Mexican 201st Fighter Squadron began to fly with the 58th Fighter Group. The war in Europe ended in May,…

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56th FW has new mission

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, left, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Charles Lilly, right, lithograph artist, present the new 56th Fighter Wing lithograph May 21 during the 56th FW change of mission ceremony at Luke Air Force Base. The change is historical for Luke as the wing’s mission statement last changed 25…

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