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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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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…

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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted August 14, 2015 by ACC Public Affairs

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2015 command strategy “Securing the High Ground” Aug. 10. The principles the document outlines are designed to chart a deliberate course for ACC that will transform today’s Combat Air Force into the CAF of tomorrow. “This strategy outlines my…

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