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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

Posted September 3, 2015 by By Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

Posted September 3, 2015 by Staff

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

Posted August 28, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Posted August 28, 2015 by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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F-16s, F-15Es provide RESCORT for Red Flag

Posted August 28, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An aircrew member’s worst case scenario is being stranded in unfriendly territory. Having to eject from an aircraft or surviving an aircraft being shot down is scary enough, but all the briefings and book study sessions can’t prepare for that reality. Red Flag trains pilots near and far for…

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

Posted August 28, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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Red Flag: Keeping skies safe for US, allies for past 40 years

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., prepares to take off during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 25. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, electronic warfare, reconnaissance, recue, aerial…

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Shopping at Nellis Exchange pays dividends

Posted August 28, 2015 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Nellis AFB generated $552,694 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs. “Roughly two-thirds…

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CATM puts shots on target

Posted August 21, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Shaw tirelessly maintains Wild Weasels during Red Flag 15-4

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Ashley Grugin, a maintainer assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintanence Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., changes a landing gear tire on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Maintainers are responsible for and…

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