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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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  November 22, 2013

Q. Does TRICARE cover weight loss bariatric surgery? A.Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 2. Vertical banded gastroplasty 3. Gastroplasty 4. Adjustable gastric banding ONLY when all of the following conditions are met: •…

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Community Happenings – November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Promotion Ceremony change: The 99th Air Base Wing Enlisted Promotion Ceremony is now scheduled for 10 a.m., Nov. 27 at…

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E-3 Sentry AWACS aircrew orchestrates Green Flag-West battle space

Posted  November 15, 2013

Capt. Robert Winston, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron air weapons officer, participates in a Green Flag-West exercise on an E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control aircraft Nov. 5 in support of ground training at Fort Irwin, Calif. Green Flag-West is a Close Air Support and Joint exercise administered by the U.S. Air Warfare Center…

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CSAF: Air Force must modernize despite budget woes

Posted  November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Budget concerns affect every aspect of the Air Force, but the service must continue to modernize, the service’s chief of staff told the Defense Writers Group here Nov. 12. In forming the defense strategy, the service chiefs have to take resources into consideration, Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said. “To some…

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‘Keep calm, carry on …’

Posted  November 15, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — The slogan, developed in 1939 by the British government at the brink of World War II, still holds true today. With government shut down, sequestration, furloughs, etc., Airmen’s confidence in the future may be shaken. Change and reductions have already started. What we do not know is just how far cuts…

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Count blessings as Thanksgiving draws near

Posted  November 15, 2013

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — It’s no secret that in life some days are just plain better than others. Yesterday was quite simply one of those better days. Yesterday was quite simply one of those better days — laughs, jokes, work, fun, shared experiences and food. It reminded me that when we sit together, break…

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Salutes & Awards

Six Nellis Airmen earn chief stripe

Posted  November 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The following 99th Air Base Wing, 57th Wing and the Nevada Test and Training Range senior master sergeants have been selected for promotion to chief master sergeant. The Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, notified Airmen across the service of their selection for promotion Nov….

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Service members, retirees meet Oliver North during book signing

Posted  November 15, 2013

Oliver North speaks to fans at the Exchange during a book signing Nov. 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. North signed autographs for his book “American Heroes, On the Homefront” during his visit to Nellis AFB. North is currently the host of “War Stories with Oliver North” on the Fox News Channel. North served…

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Nellis AFB supports Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade

Posted  November 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard members march down 4th Street during the Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 in Las Vegas. Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, provided opening remarks before the parade began and redeploying Airmen participated in…

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57th Wing leadership signs CFC pledge forms

Posted  November 15, 2013

Brig. Gen. Charles Moore (left), 57th Wing commander, and Col. Craig Baker, 57th Wing vice commander fill out the Combined Federal Campaign pledge forms in Moore’s office as Airman 1st Class Chyann Walsh, 57th Wing knowledge operator and CFC program coordinator, observes Nov. 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The CFC is the world’s…

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