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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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SMART program keeps medical Airmen mission ready for future conflicts

Posted January 16, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Brig. Gen. Sean Murphy (far left), Air Combat Command command surgeon, Lt. Gen. Thomas Travis (center), U.S. Air Force surgeon general and Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg (far right), U.S. Air Force director of medical operations and research and chief of the nurse corps, listen to an…

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Contract that started it all

Posted January 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Michael Merrell

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Many of us who have been through history class will remember the story of the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, and their invention of the first airplane. The Wright brothers are not only given credit for the invention of the first successful airplane, but are also attributed with being central figures…

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Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force — and one is still too young to accept an adult…

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Shaping command, control enterprise: Nellis hosts C2 summit

Posted January 16, 2015 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, provides opening remarks at the U.S. Air Force Command and Control Summit held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 13. The summit brought together more than 70 general officers from across the Air Force and other subject matter experts with the goal of discussing the future…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez
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Thunderbirds welcome new commander

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, Lt. Col. Greg Moseley and Lt. Col. Chris Hammond, outgoing and incoming U.S. Air Demonstration Squadron commander, render a salute during the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds change of command ceremony at the Thunderbird hangar at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay
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End of era signals new beginnings for security forces

Posted January 9, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Staff Sgt. Dontea White, Base Security Operations course student, scans the area around his convoy for simulated explosive ordnance devices during the dismounted operations portion of the course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex north of Las Vegas Dec. 17. White is training for his…

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ALS honors ninety-six new graduates

Posted January 9, 2015 by Nellis Air Force Base Airman Leadership School

U.S. Air Force photoMembers of Airman Leadership School Class 15-A pose for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 18. Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating this course. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education…

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Equipping our Airmen

Posted January 9, 2015 by Lt. Col. Barry Little

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — When I entered the Air Force 16 years ago, my father-in-law, who is retired Army, shared a bit of service rivalry with me. He said that it’s well known the Air Force “mans equipment” while the Army “equips men.” For those of us in blue, it’s an insulting…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders
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Patches lead from front: Weapons system experts graduate from USAFWS

Posted December 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, addresses graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School class 14B Dec. 13 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. As the guest speaker, the ACC commander emphasized the value of weapons school graduates by stating, “The…

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