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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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‘Snake Charmers’: Viper AMU maintainers bring bite to fight

Posted  May 22, 2015

Tools signed out to F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chiefs assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit await use at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 18. Maintainers in the 57th Maintenance Group have access to any tool they need to finish a job.   U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt….

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Community Happenings – May 22, 2015

Posted  May 22, 2015

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. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE:  Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of…

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U.S. forces support Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Posted  May 15, 2015

In support of Operation Sahayogi Haat, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are ensuring humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies and personnel are moving smoothly in and out of Nepal at an intermediate staging base at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand.

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What’s your social media thumbprint?

Posted  May 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—We’ve all done it; in a vain…

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Cardiopulmonary clinic provides best patient care

Posted  May 15, 2015

When a member in the Nellis AFB community has any heart or lung related issues such as asthma, heart or lung diseases, the cardiopulmonary clinic here steps in to identify and serve patients with the best patient care.

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USAFWS commandant takes ‘fini flight’

Posted  May 15, 2015

Col. Adrian Spain, U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, attempts to kiss his daughter after his final flight as the USAFWS commandant at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 11. Spain’s family and Airmen from around the base were on hand to congratulate the outgoing USAFWS commandant on a successful tour at Nellis AFB.  …

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Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Posted  May 15, 2015

Courtesy photo Members of the Airman Leadership School Class 15-D pose for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 7. One-hundred-twelve Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating this course.   NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—One-hundred-twelve Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone…

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Future technology: COMACC talks laser-equipped aircraft

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGELY-EUSTIS, Va.—The U.S. Air Force was born out of technology. After taking flight with the development of the first airplane and maintaining the United States’ role in air superiority, one may wonder, what technological innovation is the Air Force planning next to ensure command of the air? One promising possibility—lasers. To broaden the…

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CDC provides ‘affordable, available, high-quality care’

Posted  May 15, 2015

Men and women throughout the U.S. Air Force have enough on their plates without having to worry about finding adequate child care for their young ones.

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AFOQT scores updated as Air Force implements new test, form

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated on May 22, when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, the Air Force Personnel Assessment chief, all Form…

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