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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

Posted July 25, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

Posted July 24, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

Posted July 24, 2015 by Mitch Shaw

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….

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Nellis celebrates successful Vacation Bible School

Posted July 24, 2015 by Chaplain Candidate (2nd Lt.) Serena Washington

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Chapel has done it again with the 18th and best year of Vacation Bible School ever. This year’s theme of Science, provided by Gospel Light’s Son Sparks Labs, proved to be engaging and fun for all 192 children and volunteers. Discovering the light of God in a…

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The unseen leader

Posted July 24, 2015 by Master Sgt. Melvin Fouke

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Over the years, I’ve seen many leaders come and go. The ones I admired, I took note of the traits I wished I had, as well as the ones I already possessed. It took me a long time to realize some of my personal and professional weaknesses were…

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Donald Rumsfeld visits Nellis

Posted July 24, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld interacts with a service member during a book signing and meet-and-greet at the Base Exchange, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 16, 2015. Rumsfeld is the youngest and oldest individual ever to sit in the Defense Secretary position,…

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First week of RF 15-3 wraps up

Posted July 17, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, flies during a Red Flag 15-3 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 13. The 366th Fighter Wing, assigned to Mountain Home AFB, is the lead wing of Red Flag 15-3, which…

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Wormuth stresses whole-of-government approach to ISIL

Posted July 17, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — The campaign in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is a whole-of-government approach, the undersecretary of defense for policy stressed July 13 during a Center for International Studies military strategy forum in here. Christine E. Wormuth is the latest official to emphasize that ISIL cannot be defeated…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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F-35A plays role for first time in USAFWS Integration Phase

Posted July 17, 2015 by Maj. Tyson K. Wetzel

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18. The integration of the F-35 into the syllabus will better prepare Weapons School students for future conflicts, as well as increase the effectiveness of…

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I am an American Airman

Posted July 17, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Troie Croft

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I am an American Airman … at least that’s what the Creed says. But what do I say when people ask what I am; geo-spatial analyst, intelligence analyst, command chief, Airman …  At what point do I stop identifying with my Air Force Specialty Code, career field, or duty position and…

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