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Hacking away at tomorrow’s threats: Red Flag incorporates cyber domain

Posted March 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The United States has achieved global air superiority. It has a well trained and equipped military force, and the resources to provide and maintain peace and stability throughout the world. With these requisites met, many wonder how Nellis’ Red Flag exercise can possibly continue to prepare Airmen for future…

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Commentary

Women play huge role in World War II aviation efforts

Posted March 8, 2013 by Martha Lockwood

The Air Force’s acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women’s aviation units. That same year, a unit of flight nurses who had not yet quite finished…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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Veterans

Remembering Brig. Gen. William T. Meredith, father of REDHORSE

Posted March 8, 2013 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Official biography photo Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the age of 93 following a brief illness. Brig. Gen. Meredith was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Halifax, Va. He attended William and Mary College…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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RED HORSE takes part in JOAX 2013

Posted March 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st 321st Airborne Artillery Regiment from Fort Bragg, N.C., jump out of a C-17 Globemaster from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., over Sicily Air Field during a 1,700 parachute Joint Operational Access Exercise Feb. 25 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Soldiers participating…

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Military Personnel Data System upgrade begins

Posted March 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Military Personnel Data System will be offline for 23 days, as of this morning, to allow the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency to upgrade and transfer military personnel data to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. MilPDS is the…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted March 8, 2013 by By 99th Medical Group

doc Dear Beneficiary, A new TRICARE Enrollment Card for your enrollment beginning April 1 has been requested on your behalf as part of the transition to the next generation of TRICARE contracts. Under the new TRICARE contract in the West Region, your TRICARE benefit will be administered by a new contractor, UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans…

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Salutes & Awards

23 master sergeants earn next stripe

Posted March 1, 2013 by Nellis Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force officials selected 1,360 of 12,834 eligible master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant for a selection rate of 10.65% percent. The average overall score for those selected was 673.11. Selectees’ average time in grade is 4.02 years and time in service is 18.89 years. Other score…

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The writing on the wall: ‘Tigers’ preserve spot in Red Flag history

Posted March 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call flight engineer assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., inspects the aircraft’s fuselage prior to a Red Flag 13-3 training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. The 43rd ECS combat mission is…

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Commentary

Plan ahead for those you love

Posted March 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

(AFNS) — Last year, I dealt with the death of two people close to me. In September, my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 59, due to an illness. The man I thought to be indestructible, suddenly was gone. Almost exactly two months later, a long-time friend also passed away in the hospital…

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F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

Posted March 1, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22 here. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly F-35s. Inspectors found the crack in an F135 engine…

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