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Benefits of TSP outweigh savings sacrifice

Posted March 10, 2016 by by Senior Airman CORY GOSSETT

Planning for retirement can be an intimidating task as there are many variables to consider. Luckily, both military and civilian government employees have the benefit of starting a Thrift Savings Plan. “The TSP is a federal retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401k plan found in the private sector,” said Cory Carmichael, 56th…

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Moab, Utah — land of scenery

Posted December 4, 2015 by adriennek

I hadn’t taken a vacation in forever and decided it was time to go on a trip. I wanted to go somewhere relatively easy to get to but somewhere far enough away that it felt like a getaway. That’s why I chose to go to Moab, Utah. Moab is surrounded by beautiful red rock landscapes…

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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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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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F-35 program moving forward, addressing challenges

Posted February 18, 2016 by adriennek

WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program is moving forward while addressing various challenges, the program’s executive officer recently said. “In the big picture, I would tell you that the program right now is accelerating, growing and changing,” Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said at a media roundtable in Arlington, Virginia. He detailed…

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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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Greatest generation vet survived capture

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

  Retired Chief Master Sgt. Harold Bergbower was born May 11, 1920, in Newton, Illinois. He joined the Army Air Corps May 12, 1939. One year later, he went to school at Chanute Field, Illinois, and became an air mechanic. In January 1940, he volunteered to go to the Philippines and stayed there for a…

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Norway’s first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force’s birthday

Posted November 12, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

The first two Norwegian F-35 Lightning II jets arrived Tuesday at Luke Air Force Base. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 for the first time Tuesday, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian air force’s birthday. The F-35 program took its first step forward integrating partner nations with the arrival of the first Australian…

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People First

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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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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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