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75-day leave carryover expires at fiscal 2015 end

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

Beginning Sept. 30, the 75-day carryover policy that allows members to carry more than 60 days of leave from the prior fiscal year will expire. Any leave balance more than 60 days at the end of fiscal 2015 will be automatically forfeited. Only members entitled to special leave accrual will be allowed to carry a…

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Start small, think BIG

Posted February 20, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

“A penny saved is a penny earned.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Luke Air Force Base, in conjunction with Fighter Country Foundation, is scheduled to host a financial exposition for members of the Luke community during Military Saves Week from Monday through Feb. 28. The week is designed to show service members how to plan for their…

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Air Force News – February 20, 2015

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Alaska Members of the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, along with five other state and federal agencies, practiced techniques to deal with oil or hazardous waste spills under cold weather conditions during a recent exercise.   Greece Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Contingency Response Group from Ramstein Air Base,…

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People First – February 20, 2015

Posted February 20, 2015 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, click on the link in each title. Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary…

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Flyovers: Sight, sound of freedom

Posted February 13, 2015 by Airman PEDRO MOTA

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer A four-ship formation of F-35 Lightning IIs perform the first-ever F-35 flyover Jan. 24 over University of Phoenix Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Pro Bowl. They are breathtaking, flawless and can cause the viewer to have goosebumps. They look easy, but, according to those who perform them, flyovers…

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vESD 2.0 rolls out Air Force wide

Posted February 13, 2015 by af.mil

WASHINGTON — A brand new version of the Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (version 2.0) is now available on unclassified computer desktops on the Air Force network. The vESD is an application on the desktop that empowers computer users to resolve minor information technology issues on their own, no longer requiring users to call the Enterprise…

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Air Force News – February 13, 2015

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Greece U.S. and Hellenic air forces F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft conducted a flying training deployment Jan. 16 through today at Souda Bay. The training develops and improves air readiness while expanding strategic and operational ties between the two NATO partners. Afghanistan Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron’s Weather Flight at Bagram…

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People First – February 13, 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. Innovations projected to save $35 million Approved…

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VH1 brings Super Bowl concert to Luke

Posted February 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Airman Pedro Mota Luke Air Force Base Thunderbolts gather around the stage to watch Charli XCX at the Papa John’s VH1 Super Bowl Blitz concert Jan. 30 in Hangar 999. The concert, hosted by former 98 Degrees band member Nick Lachey, was to show appreciation for the troops. For more photos, see Page 12. Hundreds…

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I do solemnly …

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Staff Sgt. Staci Miller Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, shakes hands with future Airmen Jan. 31 after swearing in more than 100 delayed-entry program members at the Super Bowl Fan Fest in Scottsdale. The enlistment ceremony was broadcast on ESPN.

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