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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….

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Defenders safeguard assets during Red Flag

During every Red Flag exercise, an increased number of personnel and equipment finds its way here. Units from around the world come to experience and participate in the best training they can receive in the air, space and cyberspace realm of operations.

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ACC, AMC training centers collaborate to increase warfighter support

Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, visited the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center to meet with Airmen who support, train, and execute the expeditionary mission here July 15.


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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted  January 24, 2014

Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.

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Obama calls military sexual assaults ‘profound injustice’

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today addressed what he called the “profound injustice” of sexual assaults in the military. During a White House Council on Women and Girls event in the East Room, the president reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to preventing sexual violence in America. With Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other Cabinet members on…

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Nominees sought for 2014 SAIGE Award

Posted  January 24, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2014 Society of American Indian Government Employees Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan. 22. The SAIGE Meritorious Service Award honors male and female military members and Department of Defense civilian employees who support the DOD global conflict…

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Airmen participate in annual load crew competition

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Tech. Sgt. Thomas Holmes, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, guides an inert Mark-82 bomb onto an F-15E Strike Eagle during the annual load crew competition on the flightline Jan. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  January 24, 2014

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A. “Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until he/she turns 21 or 23 if he/she is enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning (approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department of…

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Community Happenings – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 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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Salutes & Awards

Nellis leadership pay final respects to fallen wingman

Posted  January 17, 2014

Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., render a final salute to Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hubbard, 53rd Test Management Group superintendent, while the Nellis AFB Honor Guard places his casket on a conveyor to load into an awaiting aircraft during a dignified transfer ceremony Jan. 10 at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas. Hubbard was…

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Nellis Airmen volunteer for search, rescue exercise

Posted  January 17, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An exercise entailing joint search and rescue capability centered on training members of the Red Rock Search and Rescue, Nevada Civil Air Patrol and National Association of Search and Rescue, lasted one week, split into two weekends, Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 3-5 at the Valley of Fire State Park, Perkins Airport…

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It is not just about you anymore

Posted  January 17, 2014

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — I could break out any Air Force Instruction, The Enlisted Force Structure, Air Force Doctrine Document 1-1, or even “The Little Blue Book” of the Air Force Core Values, all of which will tell you how to be the Airman you are supposed to be. All NCO’s should know…

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Nellis Air Force Base prepares for Red Flag 14-1

Posted  January 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wolf An F-22 Raptor takes off from the runway at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis will be taking part in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27-Feb. 14. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 414th Combat Training Squadron is gearing up to support and run…

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