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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

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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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

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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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

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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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  July 17, 2015

Q: How do I add or delete my other health insurance information?  A: Go to the Other Health Insurance (OHI) — http://www.tricare.mil/faqs — forms page to download your region’s or program’s other health insurance questionnaire, and send it to your contractor. You must also report your other health insurance to: TRICARE Pharmacy Program Express-Scripts Stateside…

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Community Happenings – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of Master Sgt. Alicia A. Walters assigned to the 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, should contact Summary Court Officer Capt. Melissa Rountree at melissa.rountree@us.af.mil or 702-653-2096. 2015 Air Force Ball: Make plans to attend this great event celebrating…

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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GPS: Twenty years of positioning, navigation, timing

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis On July 17, 1995, the U.S. Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had reached full operational capability. GPS began as a military technology proving it’s capabilities in 1990 and 1991 during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and were relied on heavily by…

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Commentary

Let’s talk

Posted  July 10, 2015

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Throughout my years in the Air Force I’ve learned many great lessons about effective communication. By my own admission, I never considered myself to be a…

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Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

Posted  July 10, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — What’s your job? Over the years, I’ve been asked this question countless times whether it be while in-processing new units, deploying, attending professional military education, or while participating in various panels.  The answers are as numerous and varied as the titles in the Air Force. For most of us, the answer…

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Local community celebrates with Airmen during July 4th parade

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sanjay Allen Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, and his wife, Doni, greet spectators during the 21st annual Patriotic Parade in Summerlin, Nev., July 4. Seven Airmen were recognized on behalf of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases for their contributions to the local community and in defense…

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Salutes & Awards

ALS honors Class 15-E graduates

Posted  July 10, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — One hundred ten Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School here July 2 as part of Class 15-E. Eleven members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Hannah C. Wendlandt, a member of the 57th Operations Support Squadron, received the…

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WSO makes history at USAF Weapons School

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Capt. Kari Armstrong, 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons systems officer and the second female student in…

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Test flight completed after F-35B modifications

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd A Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II takes off at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 18. The aircraft underwent a functional check flight following modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Man’s best friend keeps Nellis safe

Posted  July 10, 2015

Moving rapidly from building to building, a valuable Air Force asset closes in on an adversary’s location.

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