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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  February 21, 2014

Q.“My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?” A. You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact your regional contractor….

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Community Happenings – February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Two F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, park on the Nellis AFB, Nev., flightline as the sun sets Feb.10. More than 3,200 service members and 125 aircraft from joint U.S. and allied combat forces from around the world are…

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DOD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to…

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Weapons school program back up, running

Posted  February 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — USAF Weapons School Class 13B was cancelled as a result of sequestration and marked a significant event in the history of the weapons school. The school was at a cross-road. The fiscal realities of the future meant difficult choices about the future of the school had to be made. Initial proposals…

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Zero tolerance: Commander discusses racial prejudices

Posted  February 14, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As I contemplated this article and the fact that it would be published during February, which is African American History Month, I thought at first that perhaps I’m not the best candidate to write this. After all, I’m not African-American or any other ethnic minority. Upon further reflection, I…

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Nellis AFB Airmen have options to improve fitness scores

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young U.S Air Force Airmen run around the track located behind the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 5, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 300 Nellis Airmen failed the run portion of the Fitness Assessment in calendar year 2013. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Imagine…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted  February 14, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. “We have assured…

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Veterans

VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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Chief Gaylor speaks at 57th Wing’s annual awards banquet

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Robert Gaylor speaks at the 57th Wing annual awards banquet at the Club Feb. 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gaylor was the fifth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force and is currently the oldest…

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