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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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Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

Posted March 1, 2013 by Chris Ward

DALLAS. Texas — An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense retailer. “This has been a problem for the past few months where someone is…

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Legal office assists service members, spouses with vehicle registrations

Posted March 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Austin

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base Legal Office offers a variety of services to active duty members, reservists, retirees and their families. One of those services is assisting active duty members and their spouses renew vehicle registrations. In Nevada, out-of-state residents who are active-duty in the military and their spouses…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted March 1, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE Standard cost me more or less than Prime? A. It depends on how often you get health care services and the type of care you receive. Under TRICARE Standard, you don’t pay until you actually get health care and like TRICARE Prime, there are no out-of-pocket costs for most preventive care, mammograms,…

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Nellis, Creech to undergo Air Force vehicle validation visit

Posted March 1, 2013 by Master Sgt. Rene Valdez and Mr. Kelly Keebler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In these days of severe budget limitations there are tough questions that are going to have to be answered in regards to government-owned vehicles. Are unit vehicles underutilized? Can units justify all their vehicles? In fact, these questions need to be answered next month by every unit on base….

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis prepares for Red Flag 13-3

Posted February 22, 2013 by 99th Air Base wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and an F-22 Raptor, 199th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepare to refuel during Red Flag 13-2 above the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 25. The mission of Red…

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ACC continues planning for sequestration impacts

Posted February 22, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Randy Redman

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command officials continue to take actions to slow, and within the near term dramatically restrict, fiscal year 2013 spending in light of pending sequestration and a projected $1.8 billion dollar shortfall in overseas contingency funding. “We are prioritizing our efforts to sustain force structure and preserve combat…

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African-American leaders thrive through education

Posted February 22, 2013 by Martha Lockwood

(AFNS) — It’s difficult to know when or how inspiration will strike, or who provides the personification that in our mind’s eye, we become. For some, it is a favorite teacher or an historical figure. For others, it is a parent. And for others, it may be a fictional character who helps us see how…

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