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Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation

The MQ-1 Predator has contributed to U.S. war fighting efforts in unprecedented ways, and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018, as the Air Force transitions to an all-MQ-9 Reaper force.

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Flag Friday strengthens camaraderie among Red Flag 18-1 participants

Red Flag 18-1 paused flying operations Feb. 9, 2018, to strengthen camaraderie between the U.S. and coalition combat air forces through a day of briefings and educational engagement at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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RAAF wraps up Red Flag 18-1

Red Flag 18-1 came to an end Feb. 16 for the Royal Australian Air Force, which traveled more than 8,000 miles with nearly 300 service members and multiple aircraft to participate in the U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise.

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Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support of the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.


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Commentary

Finding strength through my Air Force family

Posted  December 18, 2015

I joined the military to provide for my family, but I never would have expected the challenges my family would face and how we would evolve. When I enlisted in the Air Force I joined another family without intending to do so. This family has been with me ever since, especially during my family’s darkest tragedy.

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ACC charts path for remote aircrews, units

Posted  December 18, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command officials announced the results of their study into the remotely piloted aircraft community in an attempt to normalize operations and ensure long-term mission success. Initial recommendations from the command’s ongoing Culture and Process Improvement Program were derived from nearly 2,500 inputs from Airmen across the RPA community as well…

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99th ABW commander hosts public charter school town hall

Posted  December 18, 2015

Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, hosted a town hall at the base theater here Dec. 15 to discuss the base’s plan to transition from the Clark County School District-based Lomie G. Heard Elementary School to Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV).

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  January 8, 2016

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of SrA Jacob A. Varner, assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Daniel H. Vargas, 757th AMXS, Nellis AFB, at 702-652-5040, DSN 682-5040, or by email at daniel.vargas.4@us.af.mil.  …

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  January 8, 2016

Q: Does TRICARE cover weight loss surgery?   A: Yes, TRICARE covers the following weight loss surgeries when certain conditions are met: • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass • Vertical banded gastroplasty • Gastroplasty (stomach stapling) • Adjustable gastric banding (i.e., adjustable LAP-BANDR)  For more information visit the TRICARE’s Bariatric Surgery page. Note: This benefit isn’t available to…

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