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History behind Air Force guidon

Posted June 5, 2015 by Gerald White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This time of year, hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a ceremony somewhere in the world with four people in front of a formation. The guidon bearer, usually the senior enlisted member or first sergeant, stands behind three officers and at the appointed time, hands the flag…

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Are you MAD or SAD?

Posted June 5, 2015 by Master Sgt. Henry D. Strozier

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — There are two distinct types of Airmen who serve: those who are here to make a difference, MAD, and those who are selfish and distracting, SAD. Each of us were equipped to be MAD once we graduated initial military training and our various technical training schools; we had the…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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Veterans

Vet visits NAFB first time in 75 years

Posted June 5, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Boisterous laughs and smiles as wide as the sea engulfed the room as friends and family surrounded a wooden conference room table to hear 92 year old Jobie Hammock recall decades-old memories of his time in service.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted June 5, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The F-35 Lightning II program, also know as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told U.S. reporters last week during a teleconference from Norway.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Local

‘Challenger’ visits Airmen, families

Posted June 5, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

He stands almost three feet tall and despite his weighty appearance, only tips the scale at approximately six pounds. He embodies strength and is seen as a patriotic symbol of freedom.

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Headquarters Air Force A4 changes to Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

Posted June 5, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON—As part of the Future Air Force Organization initiatives, the Air Force standard office symbol code title for the Headquarters Air Force A4 area of responsibility changed from “Logistics, Installations and Mission Support” to “Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection” May 22. This title change is part of an effort aimed at better aligning the Air…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class MIkaley Towle
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Local

Archaeologist preserves heritage, history

Posted June 5, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Archaeology offers the present-day society a different perspective on human history and culture of the past by examining the cause and effects of changes that occurred in human cultures over time.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Conroy
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‘New Horizons’ readies U.S. to deploy, conduct joint operations

Posted June 5, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

About 100 Army, Air Force and Marine Corps engineering and medical personnel began exercise New Horizons in Honduras June 1, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters June 2.

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Airmen sharpen expeditionary skills during Warrior Challenge

Posted June 5, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter An Airman participating in the Warrior Challenge assembles a component of an M-9 pistol during the contest at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 29. Airmen had a total of five minutes to assemble two M-9s and two M-4 carbine rifles before point deductions were…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted June 5, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q.  Does TRICARE pay for exercise programs? A.  No. By law, TRICARE isn’t allowed to pay for exercise programs, even if your doctor recommends it. This includes exercise equipment, spas, whirlpools, hot tubs, swimming pools, health club memberships, the SilverSneakers® Fitness program, etc. If you live close to a military base, most have access to…

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