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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted March 6, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total…

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Future technology: COMACC talks laser-equipped aircraft

Posted May 15, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels

JOINT BASE LANGELY-EUSTIS, Va.—The U.S. Air Force was born out of technology. After taking flight with the development of the first airplane and maintaining the United States’ role in air superiority, one may wonder, what technological innovation is the Air Force planning next to ensure command of the air? One promising possibility—lasers. To broaden the…

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Florida Board names road after former Nellis pilot

Posted May 24, 2012 by Tavares Newspaper Staff Report

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.—The Lake County Commission recently approved a resolution designating a portion of State Road 44 in Lake County, near Eustis, Fla., as “Captain Jim “Malibu” Reynolds Jr. Road.” Family members, along with state and local government representatives, attended as the Florida…

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Nellis welcomes new USAF Warfare Center commander

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey G. Lofgren assumed command and responsibilities of the United States Air Force Warfare Center from Maj. Gen. James W. “Bill” Hyatt during a change of command ceremony July 20 at Nellis...

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U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of June 2012) The U. S. Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., reports directly to Air Combat Command. The Center was founded Sept. 1, 1966, as the U.S. Air Force Tactical Fighter Weapons Center. It was renamed the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center in October 2005. Purpose: The…

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Air Force implements civilian hiring freeze

Posted January 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

(AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls….

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AEF Indicator: Don’t go on leave without it

Posted March 29, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When in-processing to a new duty station, newcomers receive a checklist to accomplish before taking leave or going on a permissive TDY to look for a house. However, an item being overlooked while in-processing with the unit deployment manager is providing an Air and Space Expeditionary Force Indicator. The…

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Thunderbirds crew chief’s passion for aviation takes him to new heights

Posted May 3, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Alice Diddle

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manual J. Martinez Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ayivorh, Thunderbird 7 dedicated crew chief, stands in front of his DA-40 aircraft at Jean Airport, Nev., April 22. Ayivorh’s father inspired him to earn a private pilot’s license. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up around small planes, it’s no…

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Air Force sets plan to integrate women into combat jobs by 2016

Posted June 21, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force released details of the service’s plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18.

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High fidelity mannequins provide training realism

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Capt. (Dr.) Prentice Bowman, 99th Medical Operations Squadron internal medicine physician , waits to begin an advanced cardiac life support training simulation with the use of high fidelity mannequins at the Nellis Medical Simulation Center July 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. ACLS training conducted…

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