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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan
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A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag 17-03

Posted February 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-3, Jan. 13-27, here.

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B-1B Lancer: Hard to be humble

Posted February 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The engines from two powerful bombers hum at an even pace as one of the most essential airframes in the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal, the B-1B Lancer, prepares to takeoff.

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Skyhawk reunion takes place at Red Flag 17-1

Posted February 17, 2017 by Eamon Hamilton

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A chance reunion between man and machine took place here during Red Flag 17-1. Sgt. Murray Staff was deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as an imagery specialist to record the the Royal Australian air force’s participation in the exercise, and was surprised to see a familiar A-4…

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Youngest maintainer at Red Flag launches America’s youngest jet

Posted February 17, 2017 by Micah Garbarino

Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35A Lightning II crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macarena” was No. 1 on the charts (somehow), “Independence Day” topped the box office, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted February 17, 2017 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Nellis/Creech AFB Exchange President’s Day Hours of Operation Feb. 20, 2017

Posted February 17, 2017 by

Retail Main Store 9 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS Closed Express\Class Six 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express\Subway 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Unattended Fueling 24/7 Hospital Express Closed Landings Express 10 a.m-6 p.m. Service Station Closed Unattended Fueling 24/7   Food Papa Johns 10 a.m.-midnight Burger King\Popeye’s 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Boston Market 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza Closed Taco…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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MQ-9 participates in Red Flag 17-1, integrates with F-35

Posted February 15, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Two MQ-9 Reapers and multiple aircrews from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash
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Cody testifies before SASC on importance of Airmen, families

Posted February 15, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody testified on the importance of Airmen and their families before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Feb. 14 on Capitol Hill.

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Feb. 14

Posted February 15, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Airmen at Beale Air Force Base, California, assist evacuees displaced by Oroville Dam spillage and security forces advisors train Afghan airmen.

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AF releases new guidance on civilian hiring freeze

Posted February 13, 2017 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force has released additional guidance in regard to the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23. According to the official memorandum, the hiring freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies regardless of their operation and program funding. Military personnel are excluded. Some exemptions are permitted to meet national security mission and public…

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