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CCAF confers associates degrees

Posted November 16, 2018 by

The Community College of the Air Force is the only degree-granting institution of higher learning in the world dedicated exclusively to enlisted personnel. It offers enlisted Airmen the opportunity to earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree that pertains to your Air Force career. The CCAF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges…

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Nellis Airman named DOD Senior Fire Officer of the Year

Posted November 5, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph Air Force Fire Chief Jeff Wagner (left) presents Master Sgt. Andrew Kehl, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire chief, with a coin at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kehl was named the Department of Defense Senior Fire Officer of the year for 2017. Master Sgt. Andrew Kehl, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie
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Pilot receives AF Exceptional Aviator Award

Posted October 19, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie

An A-10C Thunderbolt ll pilot was awarded the Air Force Exceptional Aviator Award on Oct. 5, in the 6th Combat Training Squadron auditorium at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver
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Mental Health Airman wins Airlift/Tanker leadership award

Posted October 5, 2018 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Each year the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award recognizes 12 outstanding individuals who will likely become leaders within the air mobility community. The Air Combat Command has selected Senior Airman Cederic Williams, a mental health technician assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a winner for 2018.

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Navy photograph by PO2 Theodore Quintana
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Las Vegas native keeps Navy wing flying

Posted October 5, 2018 by M. Dawn Scott

Navy photograph by PO2 Theodore Quintana Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Henderson A 2014 Eldorado High School graduate and Las Vegas, Nev., native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, home to the U.S. Navy’s newest maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Henderson is a naval air…

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Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie
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66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

Posted September 21, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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MQ-9 squadron earns AFA honors for innovation, lethality

Posted September 19, 2018 by Capt. Annabel Monroe

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. DeoAndre Curtis Select members of the 89th Attack Squadron accepted the Air Force Association’s 2018 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Trophy from Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright and F. Whitten…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

Posted September 7, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens
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Creech Airman earns Tuskegee Airmen honors

Posted August 15, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

In September 1940, the Tuskegee Institute began training African American pilots who would go on to fly more than 15,000 sorties during World War II, destroy or damage 273 German planes, and inspire the integration of U.S. armed forces.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson
A U.S. Air Force medal with an attached remote “R” device sits in front of an MQ-9 Reaper July 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The “R” device distinguishes an award earned for hands-on employment of a weapon system that had direct and immediate impact on a military operation, without being exposed to hostile action or immediate danger.
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Air Force awards first Remote device: Dominant persistent attack aircrew recognized

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James ThompsonA U.S. Air Force medal with an attached remote “R” device sits in front of an MQ-9 Reaper July 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The “R” device distinguishes an award earned for hands-on employment of a weapon system that had direct and immediate impact on…

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