Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan
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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

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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. 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

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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. Eglin pathology…

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Hill depot facility becomes first to work on all F-35 variants

Posted April 28, 2016 by by ALEX LLOYD

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex here became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15. The F-35C was flown in from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, by Navy Capt. Mark Weisgerber, the 33rd…

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PEOPLE FIRST April 22, 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. TRICARE improves…

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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites

Posted April 14, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in…

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Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Luke Airman receives black belt

Posted April 14, 2016 by by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Out of all the different styles of martial arts, Muay Thai is considered by many as the hardest to master. However, one Airman was able to achieve this mastery and learn more about himself in the process. Senior Airman Adrian Cook, 56th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, started practicing Muay Thai many years ago. His interest…

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Senior Airman Stephanie Englar
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First F-35 Lightning II SUPT slot received at Columbus AFB

Posted April 14, 2016 by adriennek

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —  Assignment nights at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training bases are where new pilots learn what aircraft they are destined to fly as they start their Air Force career. History was made at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 25, when the assignment night for SUPT Class 16-07 revealed the first-ever training…

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