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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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Exchange backs its ‘Buddies’ with exclusive offers, savings

Posted March 10, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service strives to make it easy for shoppers to exercise their benefit. That’s why the Exchange brings exclusive offers directly to shoppers’ inboxes every week when they sign up for the Exchange Buddy List. Shoppers who sign up will be among the first to find out about…

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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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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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Luke Airman survives three wars, plane crash

Posted November 19, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

“I should have been shot down,” he said, recalling one of his 133 missions in his F-4 Phantom II during the Vietnam War. “I was patrolling a river just above the demilitarized zone. There was a large cargo boat the enemy used to transport supplies, so I figured I might as well sink it. I…

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Exchange gift cards up for grabs to shoppers

Posted March 17, 2016 by Courtesy of AAFES

DALLAS — Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers don’t have to be top-tier college athletes to have a shot at a slam dunk this spring. From now until April 7, authorized shoppers can enter to win a $500 Exchange gift card as part of the NCAA March Madness 2016 Unilever Sweepstakes. Thirty lucky winners…

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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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PEOPLE FIRST March 25, 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. Goldfein addresses…

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AF leaders testify on F-35 progress

Posted November 6, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft’s development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill. Fielding a number of questions from Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee representatives, Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 program…

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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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