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SECDEF visits Nellis

Posted August 28, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases during an all-call at the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar on Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 26. Carter’s department is responsible for policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluations for the…

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Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians

Posted August 28, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a policy memo today allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to assist Air Force civilians…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

Posted August 28, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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Dempsey: U.S. forces must adapt to deal with near-peer competitors

Posted August 21, 2015 by Jim Garamone

COPENHAGEN — For the first time since the end of the Soviet Union, the United States is facing a near-peer threat, and that is unsettling to many in the services, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Aug. 17. Following meetings with Danish Chief of Defense Army Gen. Peter Bartram and his…

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

Posted August 21, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

Posted August 21, 2015 by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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Combat Hammer tests RPA teams

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load a GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb on an MQ-0 Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 5. The maintenance crew was evaluated on timeliness, safety, and precision of loading munitions on remotely piloted aircraft as part…

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Airmen recharge with newly validated Hotline Training course

Posted August 14, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Gese Staff Sgt. Andrew Goodrick, (left), from Nellis Air Force Base Nev., a student in the 366th Training Squadron Hotline Training Course, trains with Airman 1st Class Jaylen Wilkens, (right), from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., who is also a student in the course, at Sheppard Air…

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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May…

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‘Eye in the sky’: RPA Airmen in Red Flag fight

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Staff Sgt. Lloyd, an 18th Reconnaissance Squadron MQ-1B Predator sensor operator, flies a remotely piloted aircraft training sortie in support of Red Flag 15-3 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., July 23. The goal of participating in Red Flag exercises was to fully integrate RPAs into…

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