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A legacy of valor: 489th ATKS achieves centennial

The 489th Attack Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., has played an important part of airpower and reached its centennial anniversary on Aug. 13, 2017, despite multiple duties and designations.

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Inspired by air show, boy becomes USAF pilot

Inspiration can be fleeting or it can be enduring. As seven-year-old boy, Richard felt this powerful drive during a family outing to an air show, he had no idea it would shape his future career helping him become a U.S. Air Force pilot.

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Providing freedom from terror: RPAs help reclaim Sirte

In May 2015, Sirte, Libya, still recovering from the fallout of civil war, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. It took a year until the United Nations backed government of Libya, the Government of National Accord, launched an offensive to retake the city.

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CSAF describes future of conflict

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the future of the Total Force, operations in space and the importance of a multi-domain, networked approach to warfare during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchel Institute in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017.

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SecAF: Nellis is where we bring it together

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in Nevada from July 17 to 21, 2017, to meet with Airmen and witness Red Flag, the U. S. Air Force‘s premiere multi-domain integration training exercise.


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Luke AFB temporarily cancels F-35A local flying ops

Posted  June 9, 2017

The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., cancelled local flying operations June 9 for F-35A Lightning II aircraft due to a series of five incidents in which pilots have experienced hypoxia-like symptoms. According to base officials, since May 2, 2017, five F-35A pilots assigned to Luke AFB have reported physiological incidents while…

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USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations

Posted  June 9, 2017

For 68 years, the legacy of the United States Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has been to adapt to the current warfare environment in order to produce experts in air power and leaders.

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Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator

Posted  June 9, 2017

The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System [http://militarypay.defense.gov/BlendedRetirement/] comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed…

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Las Vegas native serves at sea aboard Navy’s largest warship

Posted  June 9, 2017

A Las Vegas native and Sierra Vista High school graduate, Airman Quevin Caldwell is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Caldwell works as an aviation boatswain’s mate aboard the Norfolk-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational…

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Air Force pair sweep individual gold; Navy men, Air Force women take team gold

Posted  June 9, 2017

Photograph by Steven Dinote Air Force Staff Sgt. James McTaggart of Nellis AFB, Nev.; Tech. Sgt. Chuck Kropog of Yokota, Air Base, Japan; and Army Sgt. 1st Class Damian Codrington of Fort Hood, Texas, take gold, silver and bronze respectively at the Armed Forces Bowling Championship hosted at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May5-8…

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