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F-35 Lightning II costs drop, report shows

Posted April 10, 2015 by Courtesy of afnews.mil

WASHINGTON — A recent account of F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts. He…

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Air Force News – April 10, 2015

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Alaska Rapid Raptor program training on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson exercised capabilities to quickly deploy a package of combat-ready F-22 Raptors and C-17 Globemaster IIIs loaded with supporting personnel and equipment to any forward operating base in the world. Arctic Region Two pairs of B-52 Stratofortresses completed simultaneous, round-trip sorties from their U.S. bases of Minot…

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People First – April 10, 2015

Posted April 10, 2015 by

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. SNCOs review records to ensure completion on file…

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Aussie F-35 leaders visit base

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Airman Pedro Mota FROM LEFT: Retired Royal Australian Air Vice-Marshal John Quaife, airworthiness board representative, Maj. Nathan Draper, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit Australian squadron leader, and Royal Australian Air Vice-Marshal Chris Deeble, joint strike fighter program manager, tour the 61st AMU and hangar Monday at Luke Air Force Base. Deeble and Quaife met with Col….

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Safeguard social media, protect your information

Posted April 3, 2015 by 2nd Lt. TANYA WREN

Social media can be a great tool for military members; it helps to keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones, even when far away from home. However, if the proper precautions aren’t taken into consideration, information on social media pages can be used against service members. On March 21, a group claiming association…

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Tuskegee Airmen honored

Posted April 3, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA Jr. FROM LEFT: Retired Master Sgt. Rudolf Silas and retired Lt. Cols. Asa Herring and Robert Ashby, original Tuskegee Airmen, are recognized during the Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day ceremony. A ceremony honoring the great heritage of the “Red Tail” warriors from the 302nd Fighter Squadron took place March 26 during the Second…

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Be informed before getting off-duty job

Posted April 3, 2015 by

For those who have considered supplementing their military income by seeking off-duty employment, there are things they should know. Consider the following military requirements prior to accepting such employment. Luke Air Force Base Instruction 51-202 covers the requirements of this process. This instruction does not apply to Air National Guard or U. S. Air Force…

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Air Force News – April 3, 2015

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Romania Members of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing air advisor branch provided Romanian airmen at Campia Turzii the opportunity to learn about U.S. Air Force airfield management operations March 10 to 27 during Dacian Warhawk, a two-week training mission designed to increase the interoperability between the two nations. Zambia Eight members of the 818th…

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People First – April 3, 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. Airmen choose retirement plan at 14 1/2-year…

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RAAF pilot paves future with first F-35 flight

Posted April 3, 2015 by 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Royal Australian Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, made history March 18 after completing his first training flight in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter at Eglin AFB. “It’s quite humbling when stepping into a new jet,” Jackson said. “I just tried to take my time,…

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