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Air Force News – July 10, 2015

Posted July 10, 2015 by

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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Air Force News – June 26, 2015

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Alaska Firefighters from the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson recently assisted with the Division of Forestry’s efforts in containing the Sockeye wildfire near Willow. The fire is estimated to cover more than 7,000 acres of land.   Virginia The 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games opened June 19 with about 250 athletes…

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People First – June 26, 2015

Posted June 26, 2015 by

EPME enrollment notifications begin The Air Force Personnel Center recently initiated a phased approach to notify approximately 83,000 Airmen of the requirement to enroll in the applicable enlisted professional military education distance learning course. AFPC will notify 20,000 Airmen at the beginning of each month until all members have been notified. In July 2014, the Air…

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Air Force News – June 19, 2015

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Poland In support of Baltic Operations 2015 June 5 through 20, a team of Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron deployed to Powidz Air Base, maintained communication requirements for the Air Force at the installation. Baltops is a multinational maritime exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability. Southwest Asia Since Aug. 8, coalition airpower…

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People First – June 19, 2015

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Selected MSgt evals close out Sept. 30 Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve master sergeant and master sergeant-select enlisted performance reports will now close out annually on Sept. 30. In addition, as of June 3, , master sergeants and selects will no longer receive change-of-reporting-official EPRs. Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted…

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2nd F-35 squadron stands up

Posted June 12, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumes command of the 62nd Fighter Squadron June 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The 62nd FS is scheduled to begin accepting F-35 Lightning II jets in July and will be joined by partner nations Norway and Italy. Lt. Col. Gregory Frana assumed command of the 62nd Fighter…

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Soaring into the sunset …

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Harvey Brugger An F-35 Lightning II takes off from Luke Air Force Base just after sunset. Brugger, the photographer, is an air traffic controller at Luke Air Force Base and took this photo from the tower’s catwalk.

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