Senior Airman James Hensley
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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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Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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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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MARCY COPELAND
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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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Thunderbolts venture to El Salvador

Posted May 29, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Airman PEDRO MOTA Medical technicians from the 56th Medical Support Squadron gather personal gear May 22 outside the 56th Medical Group building at Luke Air Force Base as they prepare to leave on a 15-day humanitarian mission to El Salvador. A team of Luke Air Force Base Airmen departed May 22 on a training mission…

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Air Force News – May 29, 2015

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Florida The final two MC-130P Combat Shadows in the Air Force recently landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field in front of more than 400 people, during an MC-130P heritage flight. Aircraft 66-0217 and 69-5819 were built in 1969 and received their P designation in 1996. Washington Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark…

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People First – May 29, 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. DOD protects members from deceptive practices In…

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