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B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

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Red Flag: evolution

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.

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Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter pilots. Of those eight, only six fly in aerial demonstrations.

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Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 6. The B-2 is the only aircraft in the world of its kind, and brings unmatched long-range,…

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99th GCTS garners first ACC Order of the Shield unit award

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen The Order of the Shield Detail waits to present the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron commander with the honorary shield during an Air Combat Command Security Forces Order of the Shield ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 6. The shield represents defenders as…


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Pilot program enhances Autism care, treatment

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A congressionally mandated pilot program set to launch July 25 will enhance an existing Defense Department program that provides care and treatment for military children with autism, a senior DOD official said. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and director of the TRICARE Management Activity met with reporters yesterday…

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Lodging makes you feel at home

Posted  July 26, 2013

Force Support Squadron has more than 200 housekeepers and maintainers on hand that are responsible for cleaning and maintaining rooms at 21 lodging facilities around the base.

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Hagel: Future requires hard decisions, disciplined priorities

Posted  July 26, 2013

Disciplined priorities and tough choices will be needed to guide the Defense Department’s historical transition aimed at maintaining strong, capable and ready forces in the stark post-conflict fiscal environment, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said July 22.

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CSAF says readiness harmed by steep cuts

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash John King, CNN National Correspondent, asks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III a question during the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 17. Welsh opened up the four-day event with a session focusing on the importance of airpower for the nation. King…

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Stay connected with social media without sacrificing career

Posted  July 26, 2013

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Engaging in social media can be a positive experience that entertains, keeps people connected and allows opinions to be expressed on a wide variety of topics. In some cases though, social media can ruin personal reputations or careers, and create an open window for criminals to access personal information. According…

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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 force management programs

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D. C. — In ongoing efforts to size and shape the force to current and future requirements, Air Force officials announced the fiscal 2014 force management programs. The Air Force ended fiscal 2012 159 Airmen over end strength and anticipates ending fiscal 2013 at or marginally over end strength. The fiscal 2014 budget requests active…

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Nellis Airman among AF’s 12 best for 2012

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Joseph Senteno, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron budget analyst, manages finances and budgeting for various projects and programs at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Methods he implemented as a financial analyst significantly reduced man hours and saved unused funds. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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Couple realizes parenthood dream

Posted  July 26, 2013

Courtesy photo Christopher and Glenda Raon hold their infant Madalynn at a shopping mall in Las Vegas. The couple will officially adopt Madalynn Aug. 12. The Raon’s tried for 12 years to have a baby before the opportunity to adopt presented itself. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Some people have dreams of what they want…

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Reserve unit earns AFA President’s Award

Posted  July 26, 2013

LAS VEGAS — Two members of the 91st Attack Squadron were recently recognized for their performance operating remotely piloted aircraft. Maj. Mark, MQ-9 Reaper pilot, and Master Sgt. Nicholas, MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator, received the 2013 Air Force Association’s Outstanding Reserve Aircrew President’s Award for their accomplishments in support of overseas contingency…

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Combating stress

Posted  July 26, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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