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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

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

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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Defenders safeguard assets during Red Flag

During every Red Flag exercise, an increased number of personnel and equipment finds its way here. Units from around the world come to experience and participate in the best training they can receive in the air, space and cyberspace realm of operations.

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ACC, AMC training centers collaborate to increase warfighter support

Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, visited the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center to meet with Airmen who support, train, and execute the expeditionary mission here July 15.


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Commentary

Are you MAD or SAD?

Posted  June 5, 2015

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — There are two distinct types of Airmen who serve: those who are here to make a difference, MAD, and those who are selfish and distracting, SAD. Each of us were equipped to be MAD once we graduated initial military training and our various technical training schools; we had the…

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Veterans

Vet visits NAFB first time in 75 years

Posted  June 5, 2015

Boisterous laughs and smiles as wide as the sea engulfed the room as friends and family surrounded a wooden conference room table to hear 92 year old Jobie Hammock recall decades-old memories of his time in service.

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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted  June 5, 2015

The F-35 Lightning II program, also know as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told U.S. reporters last week during a teleconference from Norway.

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Local

‘Challenger’ visits Airmen, families

Posted  June 5, 2015

He stands almost three feet tall and despite his weighty appearance, only tips the scale at approximately six pounds. He embodies strength and is seen as a patriotic symbol of freedom.

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Air Force

Headquarters Air Force A4 changes to Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

Posted  June 5, 2015

WASHINGTON—As part of the Future Air Force Organization initiatives, the Air Force standard office symbol code title for the Headquarters Air Force A4 area of responsibility changed from “Logistics, Installations and Mission Support” to “Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection” May 22. This title change is part of an effort aimed at better aligning the Air…

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Local

Archaeologist preserves heritage, history

Posted  June 5, 2015

Archaeology offers the present-day society a different perspective on human history and culture of the past by examining the cause and effects of changes that occurred in human cultures over time.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Conroy
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DoD

‘New Horizons’ readies U.S. to deploy, conduct joint operations

Posted  June 5, 2015

About 100 Army, Air Force and Marine Corps engineering and medical personnel began exercise New Horizons in Honduras June 1, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters June 2.

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Local

Airmen sharpen expeditionary skills during Warrior Challenge

Posted  June 5, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter An Airman participating in the Warrior Challenge assembles a component of an M-9 pistol during the contest at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 29. Airmen had a total of five minutes to assemble two M-9s and two M-4 carbine rifles before point deductions were…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  June 5, 2015

Q.  Does TRICARE pay for exercise programs? A.  No. By law, TRICARE isn’t allowed to pay for exercise programs, even if your doctor recommends it. This includes exercise equipment, spas, whirlpools, hot tubs, swimming pools, health club memberships, the SilverSneakers® Fitness program, etc. If you live close to a military base, most have access to…

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Events

Community Happenings – June 5, 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Base Construction: Stafford Drive will be undergoing construction which will be broken up into five…

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