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Two million flight hours tip of untapped RPA capabilities

Posted November 15, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

LAS VEGAS. — Reaching 2 million flight hours for the remotely piloted aircraft community was just the beginning of the still untapped capabilities of the systems and program. This feat continues to expand the future of the RPA community with infinite possibilities. Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/Air Expeditionary Wing commander, said hitting a milestone with…

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Propulsion Shop keeps aircraft flying

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The 57th MXG Propulsion Shop is responsible for the maintenance of 185 aircraft engines; here's how they do it.

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Airman uses running to better himself

Posted November 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

“Everything in moderation,” is a saying that Master Sgt. Luke McCarthy, 99th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, lives by. That phrase applies to all decisions he makes in his life... except running.

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POL Airmen ensure clean fuel at Nellis

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How they test the water and fine sediment inside the fuel lab.

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Airmen evade undead during Zombie 5 kilometer run

Posted November 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

An airman from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., runs from zombies down Tyndall Road Oct. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Zombie 5 kilometer Run, hosted by the Nellis and Creech AFBs’ Dorm Council, began at Freedom Park and concluded at the Nellis Sports Pavilion. Each participant wore flags similar to flag football…

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Maintenance makes RPA history possible

Posted November 1, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

Checklist were run, hatches checked, and missions briefed as the crew chiefs, support units and air crew carefully prepared an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft for flight...

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From chevrons to brass: LEAD Program helps Airmen commission

Posted November 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Enlisted Airmen interested in getting commissioned can reach their goal through the Leaders Encouraging Airman Development Program. Approximately 170 highly competitive slots are available for direct entry to the Air Force Academy and the Preparatory School. Eighty-five of these slots are only open to active-duty Airmen. In order to apply directly…

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PMEL Airmen maintain, calibrate equipment

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PMEL uses pressure-temperature test sets and other techniques to simulate in-flight pressure conditions.

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AADD receives new computer to coordinate pickups, track volunteer hours

Posted November 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Staff Sgt. Jessica Brown and Senior Airman Thomas Jara, 99th Communications Squadron executive communication team members, set up the new Airmen Against Drunk Driving computer Oct. 28 in the Samek Airmen’s Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new computer will help to log volunteer hours and coordinate pick-ups for Airmen who request a…

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RPAs then and now Part I: Reaching 2 million hours

Posted October 25, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

The U.S. Air Force’s MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft accumulated 2 million flight hours Oct. 22 not only marking a significant milestone, but also demonstrating the evolution of the program.

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