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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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Community Happenings – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 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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AF seeks enlisted commissioning applicants

Posted  January 16, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in pursuing a nursing commission have until Feb. 28 to submit their intent to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers eligible members with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an Air Force commission,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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99th Contracting Squadron wins ACC annual award

Posted  January 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Master Sgt. Raj Panchal (left), 99th Contracting Squadron superintendent, and Airman 1st Class Juan Manzano (right), 99th CONS contracting journeyman, discuss plans of a contract at the Contracting office, Jan. 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th CONS has been awarded the…

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TAP curriculum available online for separating service members

Posted  January 10, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Separating service members can participate in the transition assistance program, or TAP, online, Department of Defense officials announced. TAP, now called Transition GPS-Goals, Plans and Success, is designed to help prepare separating and retiring members for life outside of the military. It includes a variety of seminars from dressing for…

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Stepping forward

Posted  January 10, 2014

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Recently I came across an interesting quote from Admiral Togo Heihachiro, Commander of the Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Tsushima in 1905: “If your sword is too short, take one step forward.” Given the environment of reduced budgets, fiscal challenges and potential manpower shortages facing the Air Force, this quote…

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Leave enduring legacy to Air Force

Posted  January 10, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — In the 19 years I’ve served in the Air Force, I’ve contemplated the quality of the Airman we enlist on numerous occasions. I’m not saying the entire enlisted force is going down the drain, because it isn’t. In fact, I feel the quality of our Airmen has actually risen. They…

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Pride Patrol keeps Nellis trash free

Posted  January 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Senior Airman Maximiliano Rodriguez, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron operations manager, searches for trash during a Pride Patrol Jan. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base. Nev. The Pride Patrol’s purpose is to keep the installation clean and neat in appearance and to present an outstanding image of…

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Air Land Sea Application Center to visit Nellis for WEPTAC

Posted  January 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Land Sea Application Center will visit Nellis Air Force Base for the annual Weapons and Tactics Conference Trade Show here Jan. 15 and 16. According to the Air Combat Command Official website, the Combat Air Forces WEPTAC is an annual two week event that brings together hundreds of warfighters…

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Final flight

Posted  January 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. A.D. A C-17 Globemaster arrives from Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 30, 2013. The aircraft is one of three C-17s being used to transport remotely piloted aircraft equipment overseas in support of the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. LAS VEGAS — The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing has wrapped…

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AFNet PII breaches still concern

Posted  January 10, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — More than one month after Air Force Space Command’s implementation of lock-out procedures for individuals found to have inappropriately transmitted Personally Identifiable Information, PII breaches still remain a significant issue. While the average number of daily incidences of PII breaches have decreased there is still a lot of work…

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