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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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Prevention training goes face-to-face

Posted March 27, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Courtesy photo Maj. Jennifer Tomlinson, Air Education and Training Command Medical Readiness Division deputy chief, serves as facilitator during the AETC Medical Services and Training directorate annual Air Force Suicide Prevention training March 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The face-to-face training replaced the computer-based training beginning Feb. 11. The World Health Organization reports…

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Thunderbolt looks to future

Posted March 27, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Staff Sgt. Maddie Baker, 56th Dental Squadron acting commander secretary was an Air Force Honor Guard member prior to crossing over to the dental field. As the commander’s secretary, she plays a pivotal support role in the dental squadron. Motivation comes from looking at the thing you want and realizing what it…

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Tuskegee Airmen commemorated

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

The Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter of Tuskegee Airman Inc. celebrated the 2nd Annual Tuskegee Airman Commemoration Day with a wreath ceremony Wednesday at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Air Park. The Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day is the result of legislation signed into law by former Arizona Governor Janice Brewer in 2013 and is the first such law…

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Blue Blazers share with Airmen options for future

Posted March 27, 2015 by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Tech. Sgt. Steve Martin, Detachment 12, 372nd Training Support Squadron fuels systems instructor, sits in a speed mentor session March 18 at Luke Air Force Base. The Blue Blazers, a group of Fighter Country Partnership Honorary Commanders alumni, put on the mentoring session to help Airmen who are considering transitioning to civilian…

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Air Force News – March 27, 2015

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Hawaii In January a team of intelligence Airmen began building the Pacific Air Forces’ first air watch capability. They shared a small computer nestled inside a cramped workspace. It was recently completed, and the team stood up and operated a 24-hour Pacific air watch. California Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed LGM-30G…

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People First – March 27, 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. Air Force COOL program kicks off The Community…

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iMatter site gives AETC Airmen voice to share innovations

Posted March 27, 2015 by af.mil

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Education and Training Command launched the iMatter website Monday, giving all command Total Force Airmen access to an AETC-specific tool for sharing innovations and improvement ideas. The concept took hold based on Gen. Robin Rand, AETC commander, hearing ideas directly from Airmen during his command site visits. “Air…

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Luke 1 flies first ‘student’ F-35 sortie

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, prepares Wednesday for the first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter training sortie at Luke Air Force Base with Senior Airman Patrick Murphy, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. The 56th Fighter Wing officially began training new F-35 pilots today when the first…

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