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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

Posted August 1, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Air Force fighters, bombers conduct strikes against ISIL targets in Syria

Posted September 26, 2014 by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria Sept. 22, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to…

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SecAF shares top three priorities during Columbus AFB visit

Posted January 9, 2015 by By Senior Airman Stephanie Englar

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited the base Dec. 17-18 to meet with Airmen and learn their unique capabilities, key initiatives, attributes and missions.

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Red Flag at 40: ISR, coalition integration at its best

Posted March 20, 2015 by Wayne Amann

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas — This year marks the 40th anniversary of Red Flag — the United States Air Force’s premiere air-to-air combat training exercise. For the last four decades it’s evolved and today it continues to hone the skills of its participants to meet current and future real world adversarial challenges. That…

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Security Forces sergeant becomes 9th female sniper

Posted May 18, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

A security forces sergeant from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron completed Air Force sniper school April 27, becoming the U.S. military’s ninth officially-qualified female sniper.

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Resiliency training for Senior Noncommissioned officers

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Resiliency training will be held Aug. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the base theater for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. For military members and their families resiliency is often associated with stressors that derive from being new to the…

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Korean Conflict reenactment- T-33, F-86, MiG-15

Posted November 9, 2012 by

An introduction to some of the aircraft that served in the 1950-53 conflict

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75 day leave carryover extended

Posted January 18, 2013 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of next fiscal year may be able to carry it into the next fiscal year thanks to a provision in the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision extends the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through…

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Nellis pilot first reservist to fly F-35

Posted March 22, 2013 by Maj. Jessica Martin

A reservist from the 706th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., recently became the first to fly the F-35A Lightning II, Air Force’s newest aircraft.

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted May 3, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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