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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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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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PEOPLE FIRST January 29, 2016

Posted January 29, 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. Official urges…

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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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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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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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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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KC-135 crew saves F-16 pilot from ejecting over enemy lines

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas — A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held territory in 2015, which could have resulted in the Airman’s captivity or death. While deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the crew responded…

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PEOPLE FIRST December 4, 2015

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Food safety tips for holiday season Colder weather is settling in and it’s time for warm cider, pumpkin spice lattes, deep-fried turkeys and visits from the relatives this holiday season. Kids love being involved in cooking pies, cookies and other sweet treats, while most of us love to overindulge on all of the fantastic food. With…

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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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