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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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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Chapel celebrates 50 years of connecting people

Posted  October 25, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the chapel celebrates its 50th Anniversary this October, 50 years can seem like a long time, but age is relative. For example, there are ongoing debates of how old the universe is, its existence ranging from thousands to billions of years. Consider that the United States is only 237…

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I’ll flip you for it attitude

Posted  October 25, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — “I’ll flip you for it.”  I’m sure we’ve all heard those words, but I’m willing to bet not many have heard them come from a noncommissioned officer. When I first heard those words nearly 10 years ago as an airman first class, I’ll admit I thought it was funny….

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Airmen save drowning child

Posted  October 25, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen receive training throughout their career to help them perform during stressful situations and to focus on the mission. That’s exactly what Lt. Col. Ryan Messer, 17th Weapons Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Edward Casey, 388th Operations Support Squadron commander, at Hill AFB, Utah, did during a weekend vacation Oct….

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57th AMXS Lightning AMU conducts first hot pit training

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Staff Sgt. William Rispoli, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, marshals an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 is a single-seat, single-engine, fifth-generation multirole fighter that performs ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with…

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Biomedical equipment Airmen maintain life-saving equipment

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Biomedical equipment Airmen from the 99th Medical Support Squadron Bioenvironmental Equipment Flight perform evaluations on medical devices at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal medical Center Oct. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Other career tasks include implementing organizational maintenance support for all medical devices used…

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Hagel stresses workforce’s value after ‘manufactured crisis’

Posted  October 25, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a message to the Defense Department’s workforce today, welcoming back employees furloughed by the 16-day government shutdown and emphasizing their value to the nation.

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Health & Safety

AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which will take place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Combined Federal Campaign resumes as shutdown ends

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — The annual Combined Federal Campaign charity drive, interrupted by the 16-day federal government shutdown, has resumed. Susan A. Yarwood, director of human resources for Washington Headquarters Services, which manages the Defense Department’s CFC participation, announced the resumption in a memo to all DOD personnel. According to the campaign’s website, CFC is the world’s…

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Air Force tuition assistance back on

Posted  October 25, 2013

Courtesy graphic WASHINGTON — As a result of the passed continuing resolution legislation, the Air Force is in the process of returning operations to normal pre-shutdown status, to include the reinstatement of military tuition assistance. The continuing resolution will fund the Air Force under the fiscal year 2013 sequester funding levels, which will enable the…

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Military parenting website assists communication

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — Service members who deploy or are otherwise separated from their families due to mission needs now have an online resource allowing them to hone their parenting skills as they reconnect with their children. Pam Murphy, the Defense Department’s lead psychologist for the website, said the launch of http://www.militaryparenting.org offers unprecedented, comprehensive and free…

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