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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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Saying goodbye to my best friend

Posted  February 21, 2014

Dover Air Force Base, Del. — There are some experiences in life that are just miserable. Having to say goodbye to our family dog of 10 years provided me with one of my worst days. Cheyenne was a Rat Terrier mix we adopted from a pound when she was about 2-years-old. My wife and I often…

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Want to get promoted? Be an expert at your job first!

Posted  February 21, 2014

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — How many of us have heard our fellow Airmen say, “Want to get promoted? You’ve got to volunteer every weekend.” Many think the only way to win a quarterly award is to volunteer, pursue education and spend time kissing up to leadership. I have heard so many times in my…

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99th Communications Squadron moves into new facility

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Left: Airman 1st Class Jason Quiblat, 99th Communications Squadron circuit actions technician, and Staff Sgt. Lourdes Diaz, 99th CS NCO in charge of circuit actions, move boxes from building 589 Feb. 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Communications Focal Point, executive communications, COMSEC program, wing…

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Next-generation mobility solutions beginning

Posted  February 21, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The initial rollout of modernized commercial mobile technologies, or CMT, has begun across the Air Force. The rollout will focus on BlackBerry replacement and executive users while the distribution process will be focused on enabling approximately 5,000 iOS devices. Major commands will be allowed to provision an accelerated amount…

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57th Wing commander says goodbye to Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, 57th Wing commander, reflects on his time at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 14. The 57th WG provides advanced aerospace training to world-wide combat air forces and showcases aerospace power to the world. Additionally, the wing conducts advanced aircrew, space, logistics and command…

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Airman Leadership Class 14-B graduates 79 airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Seventy-nine Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School 13 February 14. Class 14-B’s Award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Senior Airman Brian Terry – 99th Security Forces Squadron Academic Achievement Award: Senior Airman Brian Reilly – 799th Air Base Squadron Leadership Award: SrA…

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SecAF: Future force in ready, capable hands

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske The Honorable Deborah L. James, Secretary of the Air Force, renders a salute during pass and review at the basic military training graduation Jan. 31 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. During her visit, James toured dormitory facilities and visited with officials at the 24th Air Force Headquarters before…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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CMSAF: ‘Don’t ever apologize for living our Air Force Core Values’

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s top enlisted leader released his February edition of Roll Call Feb. 18, detailing the importance of holding high standards and fighting off complacency. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody discusses the importance of core values, saying integrity first, service…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest open for public voting

Posted  February 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force community is encouraged to kick off 2014 by voting online for the best anti-tobacco video in the Department of Defense-sponsored Fight the Enemy until March 14. Five finalists have been selected for public voting, including two Air Force entrants. The contest videos capture the theme of tobacco use as the…

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