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Health & Safety

Catch lines save lives

Posted March 21, 2014 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Senior Airman Demarcus Oliver, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, inspects and ties rope around a BAK-12 aircraft arresting barrier on the flightline March 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Rope is used to keep the barrier in place for aircraft landings. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted March 21, 2014 by Deborah Lee James

WASHINGTON — Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms. Underpinning that profession is the sacred trust given to us by the American people. To meet their…

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted March 21, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. André E. KillKelley

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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Salutes & Awards

USAFWC NCO STEP promoted

Posted March 21, 2014 by Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location - P

Air Force continues force management programs U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to…

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Air Force

Red Flag 14-2 goes through final training missions

Posted March 21, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A Belgian air force maintainer conducts a pre-flight inspection on a Belgian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to a training mission during Red Flag 14-2, March 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 440,000 service members have participated in Red Flag since…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
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Air Force

Proper protection; no brainer

Posted March 21, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone experiences a hit to their head at some point in their life. After the event, some may be fine, but others might have sustained a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is a blow, jolt, or bump to…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young
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Air Force

Stratofortress brings long-range, high-altitude firepower to Red Flag 14-2

Posted March 15, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Timothy Humpal, 343rd Bomb Squadron radar navigator, performs pre-flight checks on a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Red Flag 14-2 March 6 Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides realistic air combat missions in a…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Air Force

Information Aggressors attack Red Flag 14-2

Posted March 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Three 57th Information Aggressor Squadron specialists sort recycled paper containing information on Red Flag 14-2 March 10 at Nellis Air Force Base. One of their many tactics include looking through waste to gain critical information about the opposing blue force during Red Flag to inform…

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Commentary

Just ‘FEZ’ it

Posted March 14, 2014 by Col. Matthew T. Smith

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — He was 7,023 miles from his home, serving an air and space expeditionary force rotation in Afghanistan when the news rang out like a mortar attack siren: Maj. Greg “Fez” Dash was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The diagnosis was terminal. Dash passed away in February,…

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted March 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany — We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted driving is deadly driving” on the American Forces Network. But be honest,are you always as attentive as you should be? I’ll admit it here, now, that I’m not. Yes, I’ve taken my…

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