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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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Dempsey makes case for slowing manpower costs

Posted  January 24, 2014

The Defense Department must slow the growth of its manpower costs to avoid a crisis in the future, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said last week. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told NPR’s Tom Bowman that if military manpower and personnel costs continue growing at current levels there won’t be money for…

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Dempsey makes case for slowing manpower costs

Posted  January 24, 2014

The Defense Department must slow the growth of its manpower costs to avoid a crisis in the future, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said last week. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told NPR’s Tom Bowman that if military manpower and personnel costs continue growing at current levels there won’t be money for…

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DOD releases new religious accommodation instruction

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department released a new instruction Jan. 22 that details its updated policy on making religious accommodations requested by service members, Pentagon spokesman Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nathan J. Christensen said. A DOD instruction implements a policy or prescribes the manner or plan of action used to carry out a policy, operate a…

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DOD focuses on healthy, active lifestyle for kids

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department’s director of the office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson…

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DOD to preserve historic images

Posted  January 24, 2014

The Defense Imagery Management Operations Center recently signed a $5 million agreement to digitize, store and provide access to hundreds of thousands of historical images. DIMOC is the Defense Department’s central repository for visual imagery. It exists to preserve visual records first for the DOD, and then for other agencies and members of the public,…

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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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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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