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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Nellis observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month during Halloween 5 kilometer run

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Runners participate in a costume contest as part of the Halloween 5 kilometer run at the Warrior Fitness Center Oct. 31 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The best costume was judged by how much noise and enthusiasm the audience produced when each contestant was…

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Airman uses running to better himself

Posted  November 8, 2013

“Everything in moderation,” is a saying that Master Sgt. Luke McCarthy, 99th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, lives by. That phrase applies to all decisions he makes in his life... except running.

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Sexual assault ‘trial’ gives Airmen real life perspective

Posted  November 8, 2013

It started off as a typical Friday night for many Airmen with their wallets full of money to burn, their stomachs ready to chug the best German beers and their minds ready to explore the undefined possibilities of “hooking up.”

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Total Force Service Center contact numbers change

Posted  November 8, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Telephone contact numbers for the Total Force Service Center, or TFSC, will change Nov. 15. The new numbers are commercial (210) 565-0102 and DSN 665-0102. They will replace DSN 665-5000 and DSN 847-3294. To ensure Airmen have ample time to adjust, Air Force Personnel Center officials will keep both old…

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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Posted  November 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department’s longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Nov. 5. In the keynote address before the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Security Forum,…

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Service members defend DOD networks during Cyber Flag 14-1 training

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Cyber Flag 14-1 participants analyze an exercise scenario in the Red Flag building Nov. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cyber Flag strategically focuses on exercising the command’s mission of operating and defending the Department of Defense networks across the full spectrum of operations…

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RPAs then and now: History in the making

Posted  November 8, 2013

Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley’s Aerodrome No. 5 unpiloted aircraft is displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft made the world’s first successful flight of an unpiloted, engine-driven, heavier-than-air craft of substantial size on May 6, 1896. LAS VEGAS — Early days: How did the remotely…

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HAWC uses Full Movement Screen tool to prevent potential injury

Posted  November 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If someone is driving down the road and feels the steering wheel pull to the left, it may be a flat tire, or could indicate that the vehicle needs a tire rotation. In this event, most likely someone would take the car to a mechanic to see what is going…

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Air Force Surgeon General visits Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, , and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Lambing (middle), USAF Surgeon General’s Enlisted Corps chief, receive a briefing from Col. (Dr.) Howard Reid, 99th Medical Operations Squadron commander, on the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s emergency…

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Treating each other with dignity and respect

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force vice chief of staff WASHINGTON — When I was a young Airman, during the heat of an intense intramural flag football game, a fellow Airman, who was frustrated that he could not stop me from advancing the ball, yelled the “N” word out loud. I…

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