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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….

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

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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Air Force

New Airman magazine issue hits newsstands

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bennie Davis Our cover story, titled “Capturing Space,” takes a remarkable look at the mission of Detachment 5 of the 21st Space Group, which, using some of the world’s most powerful telescopes, tracks man-made objects orbiting our planet. While that mission is fascinating in its own right, what…

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Local

POL Airmen ensure clean fuel at Nellis

Posted  November 8, 2013

How they test the water and fine sediment inside the fuel lab.

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Health & Safety

Nellis community celebrates Halloween

Posted  November 8, 2013

  Airman 1st Class Charles Blanch, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory calibrations apprentice (left), patrols the base housing neighborhood with 99th Security Forces Squadron Armorer, Senior Airman Jeremiah Simmons (right), on the corner of Bartley Circle and John Chapman Parkway, Oct. at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen volunteered for the 99th SFS…

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DoD

Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted  November 8, 2013

Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

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Community Happenings – November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 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. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills,…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  November 8, 2013

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer and double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an active duty…

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Health & Safety

Mass flu vaccination helps fulfill annual requirement

Posted  November 1, 2013

Senior Airman Jennifer Pontillo, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, administers the annual flu vaccine to Airman 1st Class Amber Philips, 57th Maintenance Squadron knowledge operator, at the base theater Oct. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The base theater served as a point of distribution for the vaccine allowing the 99th MDOS to…

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AF leaders describe future force under sequestration

Posted  November 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie Lt. Gen. Michael Moeller testifies on the significant impacts of the continuing resolution and sequestration to the House of Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C. Moeller is the Air Force deputy chief of strategic plans and programs….

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Commentary

Empowering our Airmen

Posted  November 1, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — The beginning of a new fiscal year always brings a unique set of challenges. Fiscal year 2014 is no exception. Not only did we start off the fiscal year with a government-wide shutdown, but we now also find ourselves in a continuing resolution environment coupled with sequestration. For more than a…

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Care for others but care for yourself

Posted  November 1, 2013

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — April 4, 2008, my sister awoke for the last time to a world that had not always treated her with kindness. We were two weeks shy of her 31st birthday, and six weeks shy of a family wedding … my wedding. April 4 would be the last day I…

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