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SENIOR AIRMAN RYAN CONROY, 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
August 11, 2016
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla.— In a move to meet the high demand for battlefield Airmen, the Air Force announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum from April.The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the special tactics career fields, should they be selected following an assessment of physical, mental and... Read more
August 11, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — An Air Force Surgeon General initiative called Total Exposure Health will soon advance from a concept to a real-world demonstration at an operational base. Total Exposure Health focuses on primary prevention, which includes exposures in the workplace, the environment, and lifestyles in order to prevent disease and injury from occurring.“We’re really talking about keeping... Read more
STAFF SGT. JARED TRIMARCHI, Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs
August 11, 2016
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Twenty-four teenagers participated in the Air Force’s first resiliency teen camp, named BOUNCE, from July 11-15 at Joint Base Charleston.BOUNCE, which stands for Be optimistic, Observe thoughts, Use strengths, Never give up, Communicate effectively and Embrace you, is a weeklong camp designed to teach teens the necessary skills to overcome daily stressors associated... Read more
August 4, 2016
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ today by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command.Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance, noting that the aircraft had met all key criteria for reaching initial operational capability: Airmen trained, manned and equipped to conduct basic close air support,... Read more
By MICAH GARBARINO, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings have been hard at work preparing the F-35A Lightning II for combat readiness since re ceiving the first operational aircraft in September 2015.Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Air Combat declated the F-35 combat ready Aug. 2nd.Aircrew and maintainers at Hill’s fighter wings say they’re confident in the combat... Read more
August 4, 2016
 LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Wing commanders from U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightning II units met at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, July 20-21 to discuss integration of the two aircraft.The conference focused on joint training, maintenance techniques, manpower and strategies to develop successful integration the F-35A as a part of the joint team of fighter aircraft.During a... Read more
TECH. SGT. JULIUS DELOS REYES, Air Force Space Command Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Walking out to an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Staff Sgt. Erick Vega is told upon landing that the pilot experienced loss of GPS.As midnight quickly approaches, the blue light from Vega’s laptop illuminates his face as he goes to work, trying to determine if there’s a maintenance issue with the avionics or something worse.An hour passes before Vega, an avionics specialist... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
August 4, 2016
The land within Hill Air Force Base’s Utah Test and Training Range is about as barren as it gets.For miles and miles, the seemingly lifeless terrain offers not much more than sagebrush and dust, which makes it ideal for dropping bombs and testing military equipment — exactly how the Air Force and other Department of Defense agencies use the 2,675-square-mile range today. But a recent... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
August 4, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Air Force, Army and Navy simultaneously released their respective 2016 Superior Supplier Incentive Program ratings July 25.This is the third year the Air Force has provided these ratings alongside those of its sister services. The SSIP’s publication is intended to incentivize suppliers to improve performance. This year, the Air Force rated 43 business segments representing more... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
August 4, 2016
The new Team Hill Diversity Council will bring together representatives of all of Hill AFB’s annual special observances in one place (Centennial Park) and on one date (Saturday, Aug. 20) to celebrate and learn more about the base’s unique community and diversity.Dubbed the Diversity Festival, the event will feature food, entertainment, cultural presentations and informational booths from 11 a.m.-... Read more

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