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Airmen recharge with newly validated Hotline Training course

Posted August 14, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Gese Staff Sgt. Andrew Goodrick, (left), from Nellis Air Force Base Nev., a student in the 366th Training Squadron Hotline Training Course, trains with Airman 1st Class Jaylen Wilkens, (right), from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., who is also a student in the course, at Sheppard Air…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz

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. Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay
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‘Eye in the sky’: RPA Airmen in Red Flag fight

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Staff Sgt. Lloyd, an 18th Reconnaissance Squadron MQ-1B Predator sensor operator, flies a remotely piloted aircraft training sortie in support of Red Flag 15-3 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., July 23. The goal of participating in Red Flag exercises was to fully integrate RPAs into…

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Defining moments

Posted August 7, 2015 by Master Sgt. Angela Blue

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary, a feature or trait characteristic, moral or ethical quality, qualities of honesty, courage, and to no surprise, integrity. Since it has so many different meanings, it can be made to adapt to so many different types of people. Courage…

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How many pieces of military flair are on your social media?

Posted August 7, 2015 by Staff Reports

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Being a member of the United States Air Force should without question be a source of pride. The service you render to the United States is a vital one and retired Air Force members and family members take an equal pride in the service they have and do…

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RPA prophecy fulfilled, oldest RPA squadron celebrates 20 years

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay

Courtesy photo On Jan. 28, 2010, an RQ-1 Predator assigned to the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Muniz, Puerto Rico, enroute to provide over watch during Operation Unified Response, the humanitarian response to a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The 11th RS celebrated the 20th anniversary of its activation at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary…

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Retired CMSgt, GS employee retires after 52 years

Posted August 7, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Courtesy photograph Chief Master Sgt. John Malone, right, retires after serving 26 years on active duty at a ceremony held on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in 1990. Malone served a combined 52 years on active duty and in civilian service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The year is 1963, U.S. President John F….

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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

Posted July 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Posted July 31, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Separated but not alone

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “how am…

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