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Red Flag Rescue offers comprehensive, unique training

Posted March 14, 2014 by 1st Lt. Sarah Ruckriegle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chuck Broadway 1st Lt. Ryan Gipson, 336th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, runs across a field of brush in Southern Nevada March 4 during Red Flag 14-2. Gipson spent more than four hours eluding “enemy forces” using skills he learned during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training….

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted March 14, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five years….

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Airman’s bravery earns Portrait of Courage

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Courtesy photo Maj. Robert S. Thrower, 315th Weapons Squadron operations officer, was recognized in the Portraits in Courage volume eight for his heroic actions. Thrower received the recognition after saving 48 high school students and six faculty members before a bus wheel well exploded. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — An Airman from Nellis AFB saved…

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Short takes command of 57th Wing

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Col. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, speaks to Airmen during the 57th WG change of command ceremony in the Thunderbird Hangar Feb. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Short is responsible for 39 squadrons at 12 installations comprising the Air Force’s most diverse flying…

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New Navy Skipper takes command at Las Vegas NOSC

Posted March 7, 2014 by Mass Communication Petty Officer 1st Class Richard V. Rizzo, Personnel Specialist Petty Officer 3rd Class Judy G. Razon

LAS VEGAS — It is a little unknown fact that Las Vegas has a U.S. Navy component. The Las Vegas Naval Operational Support Center, Reserve Center, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has some 270 reserve sailors and 16 full time active duty support staff. With 10 Naval units supporting the active duty component, the reservists…

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Royal Danish air force arrives for Red Flag 14-2

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Royal Danish air force Lance Cpl. Lars Petersen, 727th Fighter Squadron crew chief from Skyrdstrup Air Base, Denmark, performs post flight checks during his squadron’s arrival for Red Flag 14-2 on the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flightline Feb. 26. Red Flag is conducted over the…

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Crosswinds beefs up for Red Flag 14-2

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman Cody Christensen, 99th Force Support Squadron food service worker, prepares food for serving at the Crosswinds Dining Facility March 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The dining facility is increasing its food production to accommodate for the influx of troops participating in…

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AF focuses on sustainability for Earth Day 2014 observance

Posted March 7, 2014 by Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Each year Air Force installations around the world observe Earth Day on April 22 by taking actions to support the Air Force’s Earth Day theme of “Conserve Today – Secure Tomorrow.” This year, Air Force activities will focus on sustainability, referring to the capacity to continue the mission without…

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Promotion opportunity, selective continuation adjustments made to March central selection board

Posted March 7, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced adjustments Feb. 28, to the promotion opportunity and selective continuation process for the lieutenant colonel Line of the Air Force and colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major Line of the Air Force-JAG Central Selection Boards convening in March. These adjustments align these boards with the Air Force’s five-year promotion plan,…

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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

Posted March 7, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided…

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