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Posted November 4, 2016 by

AF manpower, personnel, services leaders talk recruiting, retention The Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services spoke on recruiting and retaining the best and brightest and keeping military families together during an Air Force Association breakfast Oct. 12 in Arlington, Virginia. Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso is responsible for strength management, education…

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Eglin units save thousands with F-35 innovations

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman ANDREA POSEY

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, Airmen at the 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools. Around 500 maintenance personnel are assigned to work with the F-35 at Eglin…

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PEOPLE FIRST

Posted June 30, 2016 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. Test pilot…

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A bonding moment …

Posted June 2, 2016 by Senior Airman Andrea Posey

Senior Airman Andrea Posey Senior Airman Tyler Quayle, 33rd Maintenance Squadron low observable maintenance journeyman, cleans the slot of an F-35A Lightning II panel before replacing a grommet April 28 at Eglin Air Force Base. The panel must be prepared with a cleaning agent to ensure adhesives can properly bond to the surface keeping parts…

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PEOPLE FIRST June 2016

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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, go to the web address listed at the end of the story. A prescription…

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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted May 5, 2016 by by LISA FERDINANDO

WASHINGTON — The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges. The F-35 program, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is of vital importance to U.S. security, Lt. Gen. Christopher C….

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Eglin Airman selected by Welsh for unique commissioning program

Posted May 5, 2016 by by Senior Airman ANDREA POSEY

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) An Airman’s cell phone rings, but he doesn’t answer because for him personal calls can wait until after work. It rings again; he lets it go to voicemail….

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PEOPLE FIRST May 6, 2016

Posted May 5, 2016 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. Urgent care…

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McGuire hosts rapid response training with FEMA

Posted May 5, 2016 by adriennek

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The 305th Aerial Port Squadron welcomed members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pennsylvania Task Force 1 to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for rapid air mobilization training April 21, as part of an ongoing partnership initiative. FEMA are the nation’s experts in rapid response in case of humanitarian crises and to…

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PEOPLE FIRST April 29, 2016

Posted April 28, 2016 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. Eglin pathology…

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