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Air Force

Training exercises enhance international relations

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Charles Ramey

Central Colombia and southern Nevada are vastly different locations. The terrain, weather and operational environments between each location vary to the extremes. So what drives an air force to briefly trade the...

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes
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Air Force

Red Flag 12-4 completes exercise successfully

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William Coleman

More than 1,800 people, 17 units, and 94 aircraft from around the world participated in Red Flag 12-4, a two-week-long large-scale flying exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, that ended July 29...

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Commentary

What’s your story?

Posted August 3, 2012 by Commentary by Col. Jonathan Sutherland

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I…

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Commentary

My job is prosecuting sexual assault

Posted August 3, 2012 by Commentary by Col. Don M. Christensen

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Here’s a simple truth…sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are “blue on blue,” or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject the…

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U.S.

State attorney general indicts Nellis AFB contractor for theft

Posted August 3, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Nevada attorney general announced the indictment of a contractor working in the plastic surgery department of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here July 30. Shanita Flax was charged with 18 counts of theft and one count of attempted theft. One of her duties was to discuss pricing with women considering a breast augmentation…

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Salutes & Awards

2nd Quarter Installation Award winners announced

Posted August 3, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis recently announced its installation award winners for the second quarter. Listed below are the awards and the names of the winners.   Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman David Cook, 57th Wing   Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter: Tech Sgt. Tiffany Bailey, 99th Air Base Wing   Senior…

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Events

Building dedication ceremony

Posted August 3, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

U.S. Air Force Gen. Bob Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and Col. Gregory Patschke, Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat director, cut a ribbon during a building dedication ceremony July 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders
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Air Force

Helicopter maintenance keeps aircraft flying differently than others do

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Airmen of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron here perform engine maintenance in a way no one else in the Air Force does.

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Sports

Hole in One…

Posted August 3, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Miller

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Alex Ackley, a fire emergency services accreditation manager with the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, tees off at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course July 31, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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DoD

DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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