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Air Force adopts mascot in war against waste campaign

Posted October 26, 2012 by

The Air Force has a new mascot to help its recycling awareness campaign and fight against solid waste. CHUCK-IT, the recycling mascot, targets children ages 5 to12 and is the latest addition to the “Win the War Against Waste” tool kit — an outreach campaign developed to support the Air Force’s worldwide environmental objectives for…

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PD: Money maker

Posted October 26, 2012 by Master Sgt. DUSTIN WITHROW

For many, money is a powerful motivator. One tool to get more change in your pocket can be found in a not-so-obvious place — professional development. Before dismissing the idea, just give this a quick read and you’ll see how it doesn’t take a giant leap to get from A to Z. Professional development is…

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Houser sings down house

Posted October 26, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Staff Sgt. Sasha Houser, 56th Force Support Squadron installation personnel readiness assistant NCO-in-charge, performs the national anthem Sept. 12 at the 56th Fighter Wing change-of-command ceremony. Houser has sung at many events, but her favorite to perform at is retirements. Singing the national anthem to a small crowd at a retirement ceremony is one thing…

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F-35: Newest fighter much more than just ‘stealthy plane’

Posted October 19, 2012 by

The engines roared overhead as an F-35A fell into formation. Although this is a basic maneuver for the test pilots, the possibilities for combat environments created by these elite aircraft working together are anything but mundane.

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People First – October 19, 2012

Posted October 19, 2012 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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. AF facilities…

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MilPDS upgrade on schedule for December

Posted October 19, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel

During December, the Air Force Personnel Center will be required to comply with Defense Department regulations by upgrading the Military Personnel Data System and transferring it into the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center. This upgrade and migration will require MilPDS unavailability beginning Dec. 3 for approximately 23 days. As with any upgrade,…

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Nurse Transition Program ticket to new career

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

There are many paths Airmen take to become nurses whether being prior enlisted or commissioning immdiately after college. Whatever the case, the Nurse Transition Program is here to prepare them for their future endeavors. “The NTP helps provides a solid foundation for brand new Air Force nurses,” said Col. Carol Andrews, 56th Medical Group chief…

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‘I am Air Force Energy’ campaign kicks off

Posted October 12, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th CES and 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

October is Energy Action Month, and it provides an opportunity to promote energy and water conservation awareness to Airmen as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. This year’s theme, “I am Air Force Energy,” puts the Airman at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the Total…

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Fiscal 2012: Books finally closed

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Maj. JESSI ROZMAN

Editor’s note: This is first in a series of articles on finance. Air Force financial managers take pride in executing the ABCs — accounting, budget and cost. Accounting is the first, and arguably, the most important competency. Did you know the Air Force prepares annual financial statements just like civilian companies? These financial statements are…

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Air Force News – October 12, 2012

Posted October 12, 2012 by

F-22 mission takes Tyndall AFB to Air Combat Command Tyndall Air Force Base transitioned from Air Education and Training Command to Air Combat Command Oct. 1 to reflect the new operational mission of the 325th Fighter Wing. As part of the F-22 fleet management program announced by the Air Force in July 2010, Tyndall Air…

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