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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 learn about country, commitment, honor at VFW meeting

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Retired Lt. Col. Richard E. French, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, recounts a time in his career when he was wounded, during an interview at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 20. His most serious injury was during his time in Vietnam when he was…

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Leadership about everyone moving ‘up’ together

Posted  September 13, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — You can find leadership lessons in the strangest places.  Some people search high and low, far and wide for mentors and wise sages with the hope of finding leadership enlightenment, the moment when everything in your supervision tool box finds a purpose.  For me, that moment didn’t happen during…

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Airmen help kick off football season in Las Vegas

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Airman 1st Class Caroline Rulison, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medicine technician, stands ready to play her part in the presentation of the American flag before the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels’ season opening football game against the University of Arizona Wildcats Sept. 7…

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New bone marrow clinic opens at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

Posted  September 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center took a step forward in the assistance of bone marrow treatments across the world by opening a bone marrow clinic. Of the 30,000 people in need of a bone marrow transplant each year, 500 are Department of Defense members. “By establishing the program here, we…

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Nellis Airman supports 455th AEW finance mission

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett Staff Sgt. Margaret Prokop, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing financial management budget technician, deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and a native of Bolton, Conn., assists Airman 1st Class Eric Helgerson, 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, deployed from Andersen Air Base, Guam, and a native of Milwaukee,…

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Japanese senior vice-minister of defense visits Nellis

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, shakes hands with Akinori Eto, Japanese senior vice-minister of defense, during his visit Sept. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Eto’s visit included a mission over view of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,…

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Obama: Syria strikes justified, but diplomacy may work

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The credible threat of U.S. military force in Syria is critical to showing the world that chemical weapons use is unacceptable, President Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation Sept. 10, but he added that he has asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing such action. The commander in chief…

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THC yogurt reminds Airmen to read labels

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph “Cheeba Chews” and certain types of Chobani brand Greek yogurt contain THC and hemp seed oil which, if tested positive for, can lead to discharge from military service. Air Force Instruction prohibits ingestion of hemp seed products.   LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — It has become increasingly important for Airmen to read the…

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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic…

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