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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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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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From bolts to aircraft engines, 99th LRS moves cargo

Posted  October 4, 2013

Airmen who work with outbound cargo conduct an in-checking process to ensure cargo is properly prepared. In-checking consists of packing, processing, and moving cargo.

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Military must slow growth for military pay, health care

Posted  October 4, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea – The military has to look at the entire package of compensation, health care and retirement, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told a U.S. Forces Korea Town Hall meeting in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his wife, Deanie, spent an hour answering question…

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Dempsey gives hints on priorities for future

Posted  October 4, 2013

In his first two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hasn’t blinked when facing challenges that would make some men quit

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1.

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Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication

Posted  October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings. “Our Air Force…

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Salutes & Awards

Nominees sought for Verne Orr award

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are accepting nominations for the 2014 Verne Orr Award. The Air Force Association established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented unit accomplishments and achievements that used personnel to their full potential in order to…

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Universal Nutrition Sponsored Athletes visit Nellis AFB

Posted  October 4, 2013

  Capt Audry Shontz, 64th Aggressor Squadron baron controller, tells Universal Nutrition sponsored athletes about the mission of the 64th AGRS Sept. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Universal Nutrition sponsored athletes visited Nellis AFB before attending the 2013 Olympia Competition and Expo Weekend Sept. 26-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The athletes…

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Green Flag 14-2 trains 37th Bomber Squadron for combat operations support

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off during Green Flag 14-2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Green-Flag West provides realistic close-air support training environment for forces preparing to support worldwide combat operations.

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99th IPTS brings deployed spouses home for special occasion

Posted  October 4, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — “It’s time,” said Amber Dolloff. She hopped out of her bed and began gathering her stuff; mentally checking off each item she would need along the way. Usually Amber’s husband Airman 1st Class Kyle Dulloff, a base defender who had been recently deployed to Southwest Asia, would be the person…

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