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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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PCS orders on hold until shutdown ends

Posted  October 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Permanent change of station orders processing is on hold until fiscal 2014 funds are available, but Airmen who already have their orders in hand are authorized to move, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Airmen slated for PCS in October or November who do not yet have orders may…

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Public engagement once again affected

Posted  October 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez The Thunderbirds on the Nellis Air Force, Nev., flightline April 23. Air Force community and public outreach was significantly impacted earlier this year as sequestration went into effect, and is now all but non-existent due to the partial government shutdown, with more than 800 events…

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AF releases government shutdown-related pay, leave impacts

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials just released the following furlough-related questions and answers to inform military and civilians about pay impacts as a result of the government shutdown. Late in the recent pay cycle, the Air Force received updated guidance on how to record time and attendance for those employees who continued to work after…

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Airman, family readiness center provides services to ensure financial stability

Posted  October 18, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Installation commanders are providing seminars, activities and education events to all Airmen and Department of Defense civilian employees in order to emphasize the importance of financial resilience. The ultimate aim of the program is to make achievable recommendations to Airmen and their families, on how they can be encouraged to…

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Identifying domestic enemies

Posted  October 18, 2013

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland — As members of the military, we have all taken an oath of service. For officers it is the Oath of Office and for enlisted service members it is the Oath of Enlistment. Although the titles are different, there is an identical statement in both that sparked my curiosity one day: “support and…

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Conserve energy, save money

Posted  October 18, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Some people can remember their parents telling them to ‘turn the lights off when they leave the room’ or ‘close the door; you weren’t raised in a barn.’ Children don’t pay bills so why would they worry about wasting energy? As an adult, that mindset can change quickly paying the…

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Annual charity donation drive suspended indefinitely

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy Photo The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign charity drive has been suspended indefinitely for the DOD. Civilians and service members may still donate via MyPay, though no outreach will be performed. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The annual Combined Federal Campaign, responsible for raising $258.3 million for charities in 2012, has been suspended across the…

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Crosswind Dining Facility staff prepares meals for Nellis Airmen

Posted  October 18, 2013

Airman 1st Class Kimberly Kimble, 99th Force Support Squadron services journeyman, cleans a table in the kitchen of the Crosswinds Dining Facility Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Crosswinds Dining Facility is one of two dining halls located on Nellis AFB.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 25, 2013

Q.  Does TRICARE pay for power wheelchairs and scooters? A.  TRICARE may cost share on electric powered wheelchairs if they are medically necessary, based on TRICARE requirements. TRICARE won’t cover a power wheelchair or scooter for convenience, or for leisure or recreational activities. Scooters, electric-powered, cart-type vehicles, may be cost-shared as an alternate to an…

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Community Happenings – October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We…

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