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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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414th CTS SERE specialists complete 187-mile Ragnar Relay Las Vegas

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Paul Merck, 414th Combat Training Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, Tech. Sgt. Ryan Wilkerson, 414th CTS SERE specialist, Tiffany Wilkerson, Las Vegas Athletic Club group fitness instructor, Staff Sgt. Robert Miner, 414th CTS SERE specialist, Staff Sgt. Derek Owens, 414th CTS…

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Adopt-A-Family program set to aid military families

Posted  November 27, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis First Sergeants’ Counsel is holding its annual Adopt-A-Family program during the upcoming 2013 holiday season at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Adopt-A-Family is a program that delivers presents to military families from Nellis and Creech who are in need of some extra help during the holidays. To partake in…

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Quality of rituals determines quality of life

Posted  November 27, 2013

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — Over the last year I’ve been on a quest to identify and highlight simple success strategies that, if followed, will increase career success. Where does one start on the path to becoming successful? Some would say, “habits,” but it goes farther than that. Habits are repeatable actions that we…

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First Sergeant explains wingman concept

Posted  November 27, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I would be hard pressed to find anyone, myself included, that at one point or another hasn’t gone down the wrong path. Maybe it was walking on the edge of breaking the law or flat out breaking it. Maybe it was financial troubles, sexual misconduct, drinking too much, relationship issues,…

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Crosswinds Dining Facility prepares for Thanksgiving meal

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Jones, 99th Force Support Squadron store room clerk, stocks food at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Nov. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The food being stocked will be used for the Thanksgiving Day meal being held on Nov. 28. NELLIS AIR…

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Salutes & Awards

World War II veteran shares memories at POW/MIA remembrance breakfast

Posted  November 27, 2013

Retired 2nd Lt. Dean Whitaker, B-17 Flying Fortress pilot and World War II veteran, receives a memento from Airman 1st Class Jade Kristofferson, 6th Combat Training Squadron knowledge operations journeyman, during a WWII Veteran’s breakfast Nov. 22 inside the Club at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The memento was presented on behalf of the ACE Council,…

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Community Happenings – December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 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. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills,…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  December 6, 2013

Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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Forty-five AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso,…

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Air Traffic Controllers maintain safe airspace

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Capt. Todd Campbell, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron supervisor of flying, looks for aircraft through binoculars in the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The supervisor of flying main responsibility is to coordinate what needs to be done between…

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