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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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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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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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