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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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HAWC offers tobacco cessation classes

Posted  January 31, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center located in the Warrior Fitness Center is offering tobacco cessation classes to help Airmen and their families quit smoking. As outlined in AFI 40-102, Tobacco Use in the Air Force, the goal is to be a tobacco-free Air Force. According to the AFI, tobacco use is…

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AF convenes officer RIF board, offers voluntary separation pay

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Officers who meet the RIF board who are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015. RIF is among several fiscal…

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Officer force shaping board convenes in July

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 27. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service…

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Diversity is strength of MDG Biomedical Sciences Corps

Posted  January 31, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Biomedical Sciences Corps celebrates the 49th anniversary of Special Order CA-5 that established the Air Force Medical Services BSC Jan. 28, and everyone is invited to celebrate with the BSC until Jan. 31. The Air Force Medical Service Corps includes the Nurse Corps, Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Medical Service Corps…

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TRICARE service change affects Nellis

Posted  January 31, 2014

TRICARE military benefits health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the U.S. April 1. Nellis Air Force Base will be one of 189 facilities involved with this change and will also stop taking walk-ins. “All Department of Defense beneficiaries will be affected by this change. That includes active duty, retirees and their…

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Red Flag returns to skies over Nevada

Posted  January 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise…

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Community Happenings – February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 7, 2014

Q.“I’m an active duty member starting terminal leave. How do I get health care? “ A. “Before starting terminal leave, you should get all of your routine and specialty care done at the military clinic or hospital (military treatment facility) where you’re enrolled or from your network or authorized provider if you’re enrolled in TRICARE…

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Maintainers keep Red Flag flying

Posted  February 7, 2014

Flying units from around the Department of Defense deploy to Nellis AFB to participate in Red Flag exercises that are typically held three times a year and organized by the 414th Combat Training Squadron.

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Creech Air Force Base: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Posted  February 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. P.H. Members of the 799th Security Forces Squadron and local law enforcement officials discuss lessons learned during a protest March 29, 2013. Military and civilian law enforcement agencies partnered together to help ensure the safety of Airmen while also protecting the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens. U.S….

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