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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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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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ACE provides Airmen a voice, opportunity

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airman Committed to Excellence is an organization dedicated to ensuring the lowest ranking Airmen on base have an opportunity to be heard, while helping them develop their leadership skills and giving them a chance to interact with people of similar rank. The ACE council offers…

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First week of RF 15-3 wraps up

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Hodgson, Electronic Attack Squadron 138, salutes operators of an EA-18G Growler before a Red Flag 15-03 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 13. Red Flag’s mission is to maximize the combat readiness, capability and survivability of…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 17, 2015

Q: How do I add or delete my other health insurance information?  A: Go to the Other Health Insurance (OHI) — http://www.tricare.mil/faqs — forms page to download your region’s or program’s other health insurance questionnaire, and send it to your contractor. You must also report your other health insurance to: TRICARE Pharmacy Program Express-Scripts Stateside…

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Community Happenings – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of Master Sgt. Alicia A. Walters assigned to the 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, should contact Summary Court Officer Capt. Melissa Rountree at melissa.rountree@us.af.mil or 702-653-2096. 2015 Air Force Ball: Make plans to attend this great event celebrating…

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GPS: Twenty years of positioning, navigation, timing

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis On July 17, 1995, the U.S. Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had reached full operational capability. GPS began as a military technology proving it’s capabilities in 1990 and 1991 during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and were relied on heavily by…

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Let’s talk

Posted  July 10, 2015

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Throughout my years in the Air Force I’ve learned many great lessons about effective communication. By my own admission, I never considered myself to be a…

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Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

Posted  July 10, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — What’s your job? Over the years, I’ve been asked this question countless times whether it be while in-processing new units, deploying, attending professional military education, or while participating in various panels.  The answers are as numerous and varied as the titles in the Air Force. For most of us, the answer…

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Local community celebrates with Airmen during July 4th parade

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sanjay Allen Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, and his wife, Doni, greet spectators during the 21st annual Patriotic Parade in Summerlin, Nev., July 4. Seven Airmen were recognized on behalf of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases for their contributions to the local community and in defense…

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ALS honors Class 15-E graduates

Posted  July 10, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — One hundred ten Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School here July 2 as part of Class 15-E. Eleven members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Hannah C. Wendlandt, a member of the 57th Operations Support Squadron, received the…

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WSO makes history at USAF Weapons School

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Capt. Kari Armstrong, 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons systems officer and the second female student in…

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