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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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Twelfth CMSAF visits Nellis

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Retired Chief Master Sgt. Eric Benken, the 12th CMSAF, speaks with members of the 99th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School staff during an orientation visit July 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Benken served as the CMSAF between 1996 and 1999. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Holding Airmen accountable: Mandatory discharge for sexual assault

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force recently adopted two new measures to eliminate sexual assault from within the ranks, including requiring discharge for Airmen who commit sexual assault, and requiring the Air Force’s most senior commanders to review actions taken on these cases. According to Capt. Allison DeVito, chief of JAG’s victim issues and policy branch,…

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The Bucket List: Part 2

Posted  July 26, 2013

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — It seems that everyone has a Bucket List these days. You know, the list of all the things you dream of doing before you die or “kick the bucket.” There are websites and books dedicated solely to help you formulate the perfect list. Maybe you want to swim with…

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Combating stress

Posted  July 26, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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Reserve unit earns AFA President’s Award

Posted  July 26, 2013

LAS VEGAS — Two members of the 91st Attack Squadron were recently recognized for their performance operating remotely piloted aircraft. Maj. Mark, MQ-9 Reaper pilot, and Master Sgt. Nicholas, MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator, received the 2013 Air Force Association’s Outstanding Reserve Aircrew President’s Award for their accomplishments in support of overseas contingency…

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Couple realizes parenthood dream

Posted  July 26, 2013

Courtesy photo Christopher and Glenda Raon hold their infant Madalynn at a shopping mall in Las Vegas. The couple will officially adopt Madalynn Aug. 12. The Raon’s tried for 12 years to have a baby before the opportunity to adopt presented itself. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Some people have dreams of what they want…

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Nellis Airman among AF’s 12 best for 2012

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Joseph Senteno, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron budget analyst, manages finances and budgeting for various projects and programs at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Methods he implemented as a financial analyst significantly reduced man hours and saved unused funds. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 force management programs

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D. C. — In ongoing efforts to size and shape the force to current and future requirements, Air Force officials announced the fiscal 2014 force management programs. The Air Force ended fiscal 2012 159 Airmen over end strength and anticipates ending fiscal 2013 at or marginally over end strength. The fiscal 2014 budget requests active…

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Stay connected with social media without sacrificing career

Posted  July 26, 2013

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Engaging in social media can be a positive experience that entertains, keeps people connected and allows opinions to be expressed on a wide variety of topics. In some cases though, social media can ruin personal reputations or careers, and create an open window for criminals to access personal information. According…

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CSAF says readiness harmed by steep cuts

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash John King, CNN National Correspondent, asks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III a question during the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 17. Welsh opened up the four-day event with a session focusing on the importance of airpower for the nation. King…

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