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Air Force News – July 17, 2015

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Germany Members of the 435th Contingency Response Group and Army counterparts joined with service members from nine allied countries to participate in International Jump Week July 6 through 10 at Ramstein Air Base. Multiple nations increased interoperability and strengthened relationships. Honduras The 823rd Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron drilled a water well in Trujillo, one of…

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People First – July 17, 2015

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AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders recently gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was part of the 50th Vietnam War…

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White hot!

Posted July 10, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

An F-16 Fighting Falcon engine fires in a hush house at Luke Air Force Base. Jet engines get tested in the hush house after undergoing heavy maintenance. These tests run jet engines through various speeds to ensure they are ready for reintegration back into the fleet.

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Do legal paperwork: Reduce deployment prep stress

Posted July 10, 2015 by 1st Lt. LYUDMYLA CHUBA

Preparing for deployment can be an overwhelming endeavor. Service members have to juggle various administrative checklists, trainings and official documentation, while continuing to perform daily duties. In the whirlwind of deployment preparation, it becomes easy to push personal affairs to the backburner. However, attorneys and staff at the 56th FW Legal Office can assist you…

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Make transition from active duty smooth

Posted July 10, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Whether getting out of the military due to the end of obligated service, retirement, cut-backs, or because the military just isn’t for them, there are many ways one can prepare and make a smooth transition out of the military. “The first thing I’d recommend is make a list of the pros and cons of active-duty…

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Final check

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Dylan Adams, 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant dedicated crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection prior to the 308th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons departing Luke Air Force Base on June 16. Preflight inspections are conducted between flights to ensure the jets are airworthy with no damage or malfunction.

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Air Force News – July 10, 2015

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Honduras Airmen from 12th Air Force visited Casa de Corderitos, a small community of orphaned and neglected children, providing medical attention and counseling for abused children, establishing safe houses for trafficked girls and establishing vocational training. Florida The first Marine Corps officer graduated the Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II Intelligence Formal Training Unit course June…

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People First – July 10, 2015

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Career intermission program application window now open The Air Force Career Intermission Program application window opened July 1 for eligible Airmen interested in taking one to three years off active duty for personal or professional needs. Applications must reach the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Aug. 31, with the total force selection panel scheduled…

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Fighting Falcons arrive at Holloman

Posted June 26, 2015 by Airman 1st Class EMILY KENNEY

Courtesy photo Six F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 308th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base arrive in formation June 16 at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 308th FS has inactivated and the soon to be activated 314th FS assumes the 308th FS mission of training F-16 pilots as a 56th Fighter Wing…

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Hecker assumes command of 19th Air Force

Posted June 26, 2015 by af.mil

Maj. Gen. James Hecker assumed command of 19th Air Force in a ceremony here June 23.Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command who presided over the ceremony, spoke to the importance of the 19th Air Force and the opportunity that awaits Hecker.

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