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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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Promotion opportunity, selective continuation adjustments made to March central selection board

Posted  March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced adjustments Feb. 28, to the promotion opportunity and selective continuation process for the lieutenant colonel Line of the Air Force and colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major Line of the Air Force-JAG Central Selection Boards convening in March. These adjustments align these boards with the Air Force’s five-year promotion plan,…

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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided…

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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp promotes bravery, courage

Posted  March 7, 2014

Approximately 50 Air Force wounded warriors from around the country participated in an introductory adapted sports camp here Feb. 24 to Feb. 28.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 7, 2014

Q.“Does TRICARE provide coverage for same-sex spouses?” A. TRICARE covers healthcare for those who show as TRICARE eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Determination for benefits is made by the seven uniformed services. Contact Information Defense Manpower Data Center 1-800-538-9552 Note: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise on March 25, 2014, the Mike…

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Community Happenings – March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

NASCAR Gate hours, March 7-9 Main Gate March 7: Outbound closed: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8: Open: 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. (closed 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) March 9: Open: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (closed 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Simons Gate March 7: Open: 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March…

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Silveria assumes command of U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

Posted  February 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center incoming commander, speaks to Airmen during an assumption of command ceremony in the Thunderbird hangar Feb. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Silveria grew up in an Air Force family and is a 1985 graduate of…

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Commentary

Airman celebrates top one percent

Posted  February 28, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — When asked to be part of a chief master sergeant recognition ceremony here, I happily accepted. I love celebrating the accomplishments of our Airmen; it reminds me that we are part of the profession of arms. At the time, I had never been to a chief’s recognition ceremony, and…

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I got it

Posted  February 28, 2014

McCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas — We hear a lot of buzzwords in the Air Force today. Some of the most recent and heavily used are wingman and resiliency. To me the real question is what a wingman is, and how to build a more resilient force. I consider the Air Force my family, and each…

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Salutes & Awards

AMMOS graduates AMSC Class 14A

Posted  February 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated a milestone recently, graduating its eighth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class Feb. 14, here. “The United States Air Force AMMOS is an institution for warriors. Students are selected because they have the greatest potential as graduates to expand combat…

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