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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 directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted  September 27, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce the access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System, better known as ARMS, on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced manpower,…

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Community Happenings – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. 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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  September 27, 2013

  Q. My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?   A: You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact…

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Coalition Virtual Flag 13-4 trains U.S., allied partners on simulated battlefield

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Royal Canadian Air Force Master Cpl. Paul Clowe, 460th Operations Support Squadron mission crew chief, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and U.S. Army Warrant Officer Elizabeth Wages, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command all source analysis technician, Fort Bliss, Texas, review activity on defense systems…

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Setting standards consistently, every day

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Abner Guzman Senior Airman Angela Duff, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, runs on a pathway along Heritage Hill April 19, 2010, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. as part of her daily routine. Cutting corners on daily routines and physical training requirements can set a poor example and lead subordinates to mirror…

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Combined Federal Campaign 2013 kicks off

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs a Combined Federal Campaign contribution form at the Club while George Gilbert, Nevada CFC manger, and Capt. Jennifer Cowie, 99th Medical Group acute care clinical nurse and Nellis AFB 2013 CFC project manager, observe Sept. 13 at…

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Acting Air Force secretary describes budget choices

Posted  September 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force may have to “cut vertically” in fiscal 2014 to achieve the savings needed under sequestration, the service’s acting secretary said here today.  Everything is on the table, Eric Fanning said in a media roundtable at the Air Force Association’s annual meeting. He would not confirm reports that the Air…

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Virtual fitness kiosk provides Warrior Fitness Center patrons alternate workout programs

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Tech. Sgt. Amanda Rodriguez, 192nd Airlift Squadron personnel specialist from the Nevada Air National Guard at Reno, Nev., uses the “Fitness on Request” kiosk to select a workout Sept. 17 in the aerobics room of the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The…

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Forward medical teams train, provide critical care

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones Maj. Steve Blevins and Staff Sgt. Charles Orphe organize medical kits after a Mobile Field Medical Team and Expeditionary Critical Care Team exercise at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 6. Blevins is a 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron MFST operation room…

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Nellis Chapel promotes “Get Connected”

Posted  September 20, 2013

  Air Force Reserve Chaplain (Capt.) Amy O’Connell, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, hands out cookies and balloons to customers at the commissary Sept. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The event was a part of the Get Connected kick off, offering 99th ABW Chapel members the opportunity to let Nellis AFB, Creech AFB,…

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