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24th Airmen stay on their game with cyber exercises

Posted November 22, 2013 by 1st Lt. Rachel Akerlund and 2nd Lt. Meredith Hein

The men and women of 24th Air Force are sharpening their skill sets in cyber warfare through exercises aimed at achieving training objectives for different combatant commands.

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E-3 Sentry AWACS aircrew orchestrates Green Flag-West battle space

Posted November 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Capt. Robert Winston, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron air weapons officer, participates in a Green Flag-West exercise on an E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control aircraft Nov. 5 in support of ground training at Fort Irwin, Calif. Green Flag-West is a Close Air Support and Joint exercise administered by the U.S. Air Warfare Center…

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CSAF: Air Force must modernize despite budget woes

Posted November 15, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — Budget concerns affect every aspect of the Air Force, but the service must continue to modernize, the service’s chief of staff told the Defense Writers Group here Nov. 12. In forming the defense strategy, the service chiefs have to take resources into consideration, Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said. “To some…

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Service members, retirees meet Oliver North during book signing

Posted November 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

Oliver North speaks to fans at the Exchange during a book signing Nov. 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. North signed autographs for his book “American Heroes, On the Homefront” during his visit to Nellis AFB. North is currently the host of “War Stories with Oliver North” on the Fox News Channel. North served…

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57th Wing leadership signs CFC pledge forms

Posted November 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

Brig. Gen. Charles Moore (left), 57th Wing commander, and Col. Craig Baker, 57th Wing vice commander fill out the Combined Federal Campaign pledge forms in Moore’s office as Airman 1st Class Chyann Walsh, 57th Wing knowledge operator and CFC program coordinator, observes Nov. 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The CFC is the world’s…

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Judge Advocate General Corps announces law school programs

Posted November 15, 2013 by U.S. Air Force Warfare Center Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1, 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our…

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Nominees sought for AFA civilian award

Posted November 14, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: · Civilian Wage Employee all Federal Wage System employees · Civilian Program Specialist…

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Official describes ‘life skill’ of financial readiness

Posted November 8, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department wants service members to have the life skills to successfully manage their finances and create good credit ratings, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy, children and youth said. Financial readiness lends itself to mission readiness, because it can be difficult for service members to focus on a…

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HAWC uses Full Movement Screen tool to prevent potential injury

Posted November 8, 2013 by Tammy Johnson

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If someone is driving down the road and feels the steering wheel pull to the left, it may be a flat tire, or could indicate that the vehicle needs a tire rotation. In this event, most likely someone would take the car to a mechanic to see what is going…

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RPAs then and now: History in the making

Posted November 8, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley’s Aerodrome No. 5 unpiloted aircraft is displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft made the world’s first successful flight of an unpiloted, engine-driven, heavier-than-air craft of substantial size on May 6, 1896. LAS VEGAS — Early days: How did the remotely…

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