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Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant. During World War II, many women opted to…

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Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will add to the power supply already being produced by the previous array located on the…

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Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisneros awoke from his coma 30 days after the accident, but suffered a traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead…

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RPA maintainers win Load Crew of Year

Posted March 27, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs The Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, which maintains the MQ-9 Reaper, took the victory by outperforming Tiger AMU, which maintains the MQ-1 Predator, in this year’s Load Crew of the Year competition. Both units belong to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The…

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AFAF gives all Airmen a chance to pay it forward

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Master Sgt. Dennis Hutchison, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Tomahawks Aircraft Maintenance Unit production superintendent, fills out a pledge form for the 2015 Air Force Assistance Fund drive at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 17. Hutchison’s father passed away in 2005 and he did not…

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ACC commander visits Creech, recognizes exceptional performer

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —  U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, his wife Gillian Carlisle, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, paid a visit to Las Vegas and the base, March 3 and 4. While visiting the area, the trio took the opportunity to meet with…

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JEPAC partners with Patriots during Red Flag 15-2

Posted March 20, 2015 by Lt. Col. S.D. Driskill

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat unit integrated into Red Flag 15-2 to partner with exercise participants here, March 2 through 13. JEPAC partners with all branches of the U.S. military and the combatant commands to identify joint electromagnetic spectrum capability gaps and vulnerabilities. Additionally, JEPAC supports the…

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Hazards of dietary supplements

Posted March 20, 2015 by Capt. Maggie Coppini

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Have you been hitting the gym like you wanted to, modified your diet, or restocked your dietary supplement shelf? Before you throw some more money at protein shakes, diet pills and energy drinks, I encourage you to research the products you’re buying…

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Detour ahead

Posted March 20, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

Cars wait at a stop stop sign on Washington Avenue while navigating a road detour on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 18. The detours were put in place March 16 to make way for road construction. The project will take four months to complete and will occur in two phases. Traffic will remain open…

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First AF female general paves way for military women

Posted March 20, 2015 by Air Force News Service

U.S. Army photo Maj. Gen. Jeanne Holm, pictured here as an Army company commander in 1948, was the first woman to attend the Air Command and Staff School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in 1949. Her awards include two Distinguished Service Medals and a Legion of Merit. FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Jeanne…

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