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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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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic…

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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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THC yogurt reminds Airmen to read labels

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph “Cheeba Chews” and certain types of Chobani brand Greek yogurt contain THC and hemp seed oil which, if tested positive for, can lead to discharge from military service. Air Force Instruction prohibits ingestion of hemp seed products.   LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — It has become increasingly important for Airmen to read the…

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Obama: Syria strikes justified, but diplomacy may work

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The credible threat of U.S. military force in Syria is critical to showing the world that chemical weapons use is unacceptable, President Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation Sept. 10, but he added that he has asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing such action. The commander in chief…

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Japanese senior vice-minister of defense visits Nellis

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, shakes hands with Akinori Eto, Japanese senior vice-minister of defense, during his visit Sept. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Eto’s visit included a mission over view of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,…

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Nellis Airman supports 455th AEW finance mission

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett Staff Sgt. Margaret Prokop, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing financial management budget technician, deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and a native of Bolton, Conn., assists Airman 1st Class Eric Helgerson, 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, deployed from Andersen Air Base, Guam, and a native of Milwaukee,…

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New bone marrow clinic opens at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

Posted  September 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center took a step forward in the assistance of bone marrow treatments across the world by opening a bone marrow clinic. Of the 30,000 people in need of a bone marrow transplant each year, 500 are Department of Defense members. “By establishing the program here, we…

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Airmen help kick off football season in Las Vegas

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Airman 1st Class Caroline Rulison, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medicine technician, stands ready to play her part in the presentation of the American flag before the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels’ season opening football game against the University of Arizona Wildcats Sept. 7…

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Leadership about everyone moving ‘up’ together

Posted  September 13, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — You can find leadership lessons in the strangest places.  Some people search high and low, far and wide for mentors and wise sages with the hope of finding leadership enlightenment, the moment when everything in your supervision tool box finds a purpose.  For me, that moment didn’t happen during…

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Airmen learn about country, commitment, honor at VFW meeting

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Retired Lt. Col. Richard E. French, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, recounts a time in his career when he was wounded, during an interview at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 20. His most serious injury was during his time in Vietnam when he was…

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