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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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Air Force

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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New DOD agency focuses on improvised threats

Posted July 17, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Because it takes a network to defeat a network, the Defense Department’s newest agency to stay at the forefront of improvised threats made its debut here July 13. DOD’s Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, or JIDA, is built from what had been the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. It is a combat support…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted July 17, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Health & Safety

Mental health: ‘To go or not to go’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Capt. David, 432nd Wing remotely piloted aircraft pilot, seeks out the chaplain for guidance where he learned about the other services of the human performance team. The HPT is unique to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and is comprised of the chaplain corps, operational psychologist,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Avoid being swarmed, call pest management

Posted July 17, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Senior Airman Stephen Kaham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays insecticide inside the pest management building on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 29. Insecticide is used to exterminate and prevent ant and roach infestation around the base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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