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B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Local

Red Flag: evolution

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton Local

Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter pilots. Of those eight, only six fly in aerial demonstrations.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Air Force

Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 6. The B-2 is the only aircraft in the world of its kind, and brings unmatched long-range,…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Salutes & Awards

99th GCTS garners first ACC Order of the Shield unit award

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen The Order of the Shield Detail waits to present the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron commander with the honorary shield during an Air Combat Command Security Forces Order of the Shield ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 6. The shield represents defenders as…


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Weapons School Class 13A Graduates

Posted  June 7, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Weapons School traces its roots to the Aircraft Gunnery School established in 1949 at Las Vegas Air Force Base, Nev. This organization brought together a cadre of World War II veterans dedicated to the fundamental goal of teaching the next generation of pilots their combat-tested tactics and…

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Obama: Nation pours resources into mental health care for vets

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Veterans Affairs Department is improving access for veterans to mental health services, President Barack Obama said June 4 in remarks that opened the National Conference on Mental Health. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hosting the conference at the White House as part of the administration’s effort to increase understanding of…

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Tips on financing college education

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Department officials encourage parents and students to consider various strategies for financing college education, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson addressed solutions to some of the obstacles military children…

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Photo Essay: U.S. Air Force Weapons School executes JFEX

Posted  June 7, 2013

JFEX is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which students plan and execute a complex air-land operation on a simulated contested battlefield...

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Stolz
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Families to join Airmen in Southwest Asia

Posted  June 7, 2013

Fifteen Airmen assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the Combined Air and Space Operations Center, and the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing are taking advantage of a two-year accompanied tour opportunity

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 7, 2013

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit, as well as…

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Community Happenings – June 7, 2012

Posted  June 7, 2013

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark ‘Glow Ball:’ Don’t be afraid of the dark ‘glow ball’ tournament at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course June 7. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m., shotgun start is at 7:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Veronica at (702) 998-2374. North Nellis coalition: The North Nellis coalition family day celebration is…

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U.S. Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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JFEX drops in on Nellis

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Air Force equipment from the 820th RED HORSE descends for support during a previous Mobility Air Force Exercise in May 2012, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Members of the 820th RED HORSE Airborne unit are capable of parachuting into heavily damaged airfields and rapidly…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash
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SecAF: Sequestration hits AF readiness, modernization

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III field questions from members of the Pentagon press corps at the Pentagon, May 24. During the press briefing, Donley and Welsh addressed the force structure, readiness and modernization challenges…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps
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Ordering monkey food

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chickens, sheep and horses. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership…

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