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The writing on the wall: ‘Tigers’ preserve spot in Red Flag history

Posted March 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call flight engineer assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., inspects the aircraft’s fuselage prior to a Red Flag 13-3 training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. The 43rd ECS combat mission is…

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F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

Posted March 1, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22 here. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly F-35s. Inspectors found the crack in an F135 engine…

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Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

Posted March 1, 2013 by Chris Ward

DALLAS. Texas — An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense retailer. “This has been a problem for the past few months where someone is…

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CSAF discusses impact of sequester

Posted March 1, 2013 by Karen Parrish

America’s military superiority is founded on training and readiness, and the fiscal crisis facing the country threatens to strip away that edge, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress Feb. 26.

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ACC continues planning for sequestration impacts

Posted February 22, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Randy Redman

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command officials continue to take actions to slow, and within the near term dramatically restrict, fiscal year 2013 spending in light of pending sequestration and a projected $1.8 billion dollar shortfall in overseas contingency funding. “We are prioritizing our efforts to sustain force structure and preserve combat…

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New changes and training coming to Vehicle Control program

Posted February 15, 2013 by Master Sgt. Rene Valdez and Mr. Kelly Keebler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For units who have government-owned or leased vehicles, the way these assets will be managed is changing. Air Combat Command has been selected to test the “Airmen Saving Time” initiative, which involves the elimination of Vehicle Control Officers and Vehicle Control Non-Commissioned Officers. The new Vehicle Control Program is…

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AF implements voluntary FY13 force management programs

Posted February 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — The Air Force will implement several voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal year 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Announced in the January release of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2013, the authorized active duty Air Force end-strength is 329,460; a reduction of 3,340 authorized personnel…

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Enlisted heroes receive graduate-level education at Weapons School

Posted February 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bryan Patton, Air Force Weapons School Joint Terminal Attack Controller Advanced Course instructor, uses Digitally Aided Close Air Support program during the JTACInstructor Course at the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 28. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For…

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One team; one fight: Warhawks get manning assist from Triple Nickel

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and an F-22 Raptor, 199th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepare to refuel during Red Flag 13-2 above the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 25. The mission of Red…

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Wounded Warriors meet for annual Nevada muster

Posted February 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Soldiers from the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit participate in an aquatics instruction class at the Warrior Fitness Center Jan. 28, at Nellis Air Force Base. The CBWTU is a program designed to assist Soldiers transitioning back to duty or to civilian life by providing…

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