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Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

Posted February 27, 2015 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis to host AF wounded warrior trials

Posted February 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors will convene here Feb. 27 through March 5 for the 2015 Air Force Trials. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. Nellis…

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75-day leave carryover ending September 30

Posted February 27, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve members who have…

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AEF Teaming brings new order of business to deployments

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For many Airmen deployments are hard to understand, and for leaders they’re hard to sell and to sustain. Implemented in Oct. 2014, Air Expeditionary Forces Teaming was designed as a way to improve predictability, visibility and stability for units and Airmen while maintaining the flexibility to satisfy combatant commander…

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Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

Posted February 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 6. The B-2 is the only aircraft in the world of its kind, and brings unmatched long-range,…

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Air Force Medicine: A vision for future

Posted February 13, 2015 by Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis

The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, ISR (intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance), rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted February 13, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to…

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Beyond the flightline at Red Flag 15-1

Posted February 6, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks

Samantha Millea isn’t a fighter pilot. She doesn’t load munitions on aircraft and she’s usually nowhere near a flightline.

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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

Posted February 6, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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Red Flag launches into 2015

Posted January 30, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two maintainers assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, work on the wing of an F-15 Eagle during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 27. Maintainers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of aircraft, including…

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