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Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

Posted August 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

For the Spanish air force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.

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Air Force

AF opens enlisted RPA pilot program to all AFSCs

Posted August 29, 2016 by Master Sgt. Amaani

Using a phased-application approach, Air Force senior leaders are casting a wider net to ensure more active-duty enlisted Airmen are eligible to apply for the service’s RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, a Pentagon official said Aug. 29. The program expands the eligibility pool from career-enlisted aviators to all Air Force specialty codes with…

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Air Force

Yesterday’s Air Force: Archie Williams

Posted August 29, 2016 by

As an Olympic gold medalist and command pilot, Lt. Col. Archie Williams proved time and again his skill, discipline and determination were among the best.

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Air Force

AF selects 16,506 for promotion to staff sergeant

Posted August 26, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Out of the 39,064 eligible senior airmen, 16,506 were selected for promotion to staff sergeant, Air Force officials announced Aug. 25. The overall selection rate was 42.25 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 360.88. Officials selected 2,318 Airmen with a promote now recommendation for 14.04 percent of the total selects; 5,762 Airmen with…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz
Air Force

AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Posted August 26, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

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Local

Newly renovated Outpatient Pharmacy opens for business

Posted August 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — On Aug. 1, the newly renovated Outpatient Pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital opened for business. The renovations started in March of 2015 and were completed in phases that ended up totaling $1.5 million. Phase one was the renovation of the inpatient pharmacy, was completed in Jan. 2016 and…

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Health & Safety

Car fire safety

Posted August 26, 2016 by National Fire Protection Association

Courtesy photo GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames, or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately. What to do if…

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Commentary

Don’t give up — down by two with 60 seconds left

Posted August 26, 2016 by Chaplain (Capt.) David Jenkins

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A few months ago, I witnessed something I thought I would have never seen in my life-time. A professional sports team from Cleveland, Ohio, won a championship! The 52-year curse was lifted or the “mistake by the lake” is a “mistake” no longer. I thought I had died and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew
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Teamwork, Precision and Execution: Red Flag 16-4

Posted August 26, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew

The skies above Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, have been dominated by the presence of F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron for Red Flag 16-4.

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Red Flag 16-4: challenge issued, challenge accepted

Posted August 26, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller

The 55th Fighter Squadron, from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, brought their “Shawesome” F-16 Fighting Falcon’s to an exercise Air Expeditionary Wing during Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15, 2016.

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