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Overcoming all odds: Airman defeats toughest adversary yet

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

He awoke on a frigid Washington, D.C., morning completely blind and was rushed through the cold snow-laden streets in a furious sprint to the hospital.

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TTP lessons learned are crucial for successful missions

Posted August 14, 2015 by 561st Joint Tactics Squadron

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Having the most up-to-date information on how tactics are executed is critical to the Air Force and is an important mission of the 561st Joint Tactics Squadron here. In addition to numerous tactics, techniques and procedures, the 561st JTS has published many flash and tactical bulletins, ranging from use…

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Seeing things unseen by human eyes (Photo essay)

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Joey Mabrey, a contractor with the 57th Maintanence Group, looks for abnormalities on and around an aircraft part using an eddy current, at the Nondestructive Inspection Laboratory on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 11. Mabrey uses the information received during the current to find…

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ATC: ‘Cleared for takeoff’

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Airman 1st Class Jacob Garcia, 57th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, keeps track of departing and arriving aircraft on a traffic-counting device in the control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4. Controllers must track the number of aircraft coming in and…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

Posted July 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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Airman uses passion to restore ‘survivor’ car

Posted July 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

In 1971 “Fury” was born. She had a smooth fuselage body painted in Spanish gold with four headlights, a horizontal grille and two doors. She came equipped with a nylon/foam seat and carpet, a clock, and concealed wipers.

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Red Flag 15-3 rolls on to week 3

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Senior Airman Kevin Raver, a fuels apprentice assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Altus Air Force Base, Okla., fills out paperwork after refueling an EA-18G Growler during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 28. During Red Flag, the 99th LRS…

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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

Posted July 24, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

Posted July 24, 2015 by Mitch Shaw

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….

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Donald Rumsfeld visits Nellis

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld interacts with a service member during a book signing and meet-and-greet at the Base Exchange, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 16, 2015. Rumsfeld is the youngest and oldest individual ever to sit in the Defense Secretary position,…

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