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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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Holiday dinner offers Airmen cheer while away from home

Posted December 20, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

The holiday dinner is a chance for Airmen and their families to celebrate the holidays on base, said Tech. Sgt. Meloney Natal, 99th Force Support Squadron production manager.

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B-2 spirit conquers night ops

Posted February 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

A B-2 Spirit from the 13th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., banks over the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a Red Flag 14-1 night training mission Jan. 29. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. The 13 BS is participating in Red Flag…

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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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Lightning strikes over California skies

Posted May 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Two U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. fly in formation April 29 over the California desert. The F-35s sensor package can gather and distribute more information than any other fighter aircraft in history. The information gathered can then be immediately shared…

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Not alone: Stressed families have options, support

Posted June 27, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR BASE, Nev. — Being a part of a military family and living the military life can bring added stress to everyday life stressors. The added stress can range from deployments, to financial issues, to everyday family matters. Luckily, there are resources available on Nellis to help families, and individual family members, cope with the…

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Celebrating women of character

Posted September 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Col. Kirsten Benford (right), 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, talks with Tech. Sgt. Ann Stanford, NCO in charge of the 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency, about the importance of Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day is observed Aug. 26 annually to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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ADC: An undue influence to justice

Posted October 17, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

In the event trouble attaches itself to an Airman; the Area Defense Counsel is available to provide confidential counsel. Whether the Airman is under investigation, facing an Article 15, letter of reprimand or other adverse actions, the ADC is available.

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Space Command officials eliminate flight suit, jackets

Posted April 27, 2012 by Courtesy of the AFSPC Public Affairs

Space Command officials eliminate flight suit, jackets PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Air Force Space Command officials announced April 13 that Airmen assigned to the command will cease...

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Green Flag continues at Nellis AFB

Posted June 22, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Masopust, 14th Fighter Squadron pilot, Misawa Air Force Base, Japan, conducts pre-flight inspection of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag-West 12-8, which runs from...

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