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A true, true hero

Posted August 21, 2015 by Airman 1st Class John Day

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — “Man, it is way too hot to be out here.” That was the only thought in my mind as I stood in the grass of the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in full honor guard ceremonial uniform and holding my rifle, waiting for the family to arrive. Recently, I had…

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Nellis NCO performs national anthem before USA Basketball showcase

Posted August 21, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Courtney Slater, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor, sings the national anthem before the start of the USA Basketball intra-squad scrimmage at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Aug. 13. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S….

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

Posted August 21, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

Posted August 21, 2015 by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…

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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted August 14, 2015 by ACC Public Affairs

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2015 command strategy “Securing the High Ground” Aug. 10. The principles the document outlines are designed to chart a deliberate course for ACC that will transform today’s Combat Air Force into the CAF of tomorrow. “This strategy outlines my…

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From D-Day to today: Spiritual health remains key

Posted August 14, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Lance Hoggatt

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nancy Falcon Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Lance Hoggatt speaks with Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training students at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., April 8, 2015 VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Comprehensive Airmen Fitness is a combination of programs and activities designed to make Airmen resilient so they can…

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Be a servant leader

Posted August 14, 2015 by Maj. Tim Grebs

TUCSON, Ariz. — Many of us have seen the best and worst in leadership throughout the course of our careers as Airmen. Usually we can think of two names, one good and one bad, that personify each bound of the leadership spectrum. This reality leads to the fact that even though we are called to be…

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Combat Hammer tests RPA teams

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load a GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb on an MQ-0 Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 5. The maintenance crew was evaluated on timeliness, safety, and precision of loading munitions on remotely piloted aircraft as part…

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NDI: Seeing things unseen by human eyes

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Pilots often fly through the air at speeds well over 1,000 miles per hour, causing them to look like gray blurs slicing through the sky. At Nellis AFB, they often fly over vast miles of empty desert during routine training missions. In the blink of an eye, something could…

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