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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….

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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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Airmen train, dream of making Air Force-level teams

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Military athletes who represent their branch of service during a competition wearing their service’s logo on their chest represent more than just themselves. These athletes represent every man and woman in their specific branch of service.

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Service members celebrate Air Force’s 66th birthday at Air Force Ball

Posted  September 27, 2013

  Retired Col. James Ruffer and Airman 1st Class Collin Reaves, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chief, cut the Air Force birthday cake during the Air Force Ball Sept. 21, at South Point Casino in Las Vegas. It is tradition for the oldest and youngest Airmen in attendance to make the ceremonial…

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New Air Force app helps Airmen ‘Be Ready’ for emergencies

Posted  September 27, 2013

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, would you be prepared?

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Salutes & Awards

Airman from 99th LRS earns Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles   Tech Sgt. Curtis Kelley, 99th Logistic Readiness Squadron documented cargo specialist, logs incoming items at the documented cargo section Sept. 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kelly was named Nellis AFB’s First Sergeant Association’s Diamond Sharp Award for August. During the month, he led…

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Commander discusses future of Air Force Reserve

Posted  September 27, 2013

Discussing the future of the Air Force, senior military and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16-18.

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AF accelerates efforts to become audit ready

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Air Force continues to make major strides toward becoming audit ready by Sept. 30, 2014. The Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness team took a key step in the Air Force strategy to meet imminent deadlines. FIAR team members are now visiting various Air Force units to review key financial processes….

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Memo prepares DOD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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Airmen practice response procedures during Plan 6 exercise

Posted  September 27, 2013

Airmen from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department carried out plane / vehicle crash simulation exercises Sept. 19 near the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

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New AF app helps with workplace problems

Posted  September 27, 2013

Airmen can now download an Air Force mobile application designed to help them better get at the root of workplace problems.

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Single logon offers retirees simple access to secure sites

Posted  September 27, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen concerned about losing access to benefits web pages once they retire should establish their Department of Defense self-service logon identification account today, Air Force Personnel Center officials suggested. The common logon, developed by the DOD and Veterans’ Administration allows beneficiaries of DOD or Veterans’ Affairs programs to access…

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