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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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Stay prepared for unexpected weather

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I just got home after a long day of work Sept. 8, 2011, when the phone rang. It was Senior Master Sgt. Lee Smith, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management superintendent. He said I needed to return to base, the base had been hit by a microburst causing a base-wide…

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‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success

Posted  June 28, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — “She’s so lucky! He has all the luck!” Just like you, I hear these phrases thrown around from time to time. I’ve often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune…

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335th Fighter Squadron takes on Green Flag-West

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Eric Joachim, 335th Fighter Squadron standard and evaluation pilot, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., conducts pre-flight checks during Green Flag-West 13-5 June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The mission of the 335th FS is to be prepared to deploy anywhere in the…

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Weapons School welcomes new commandant

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Lt. Col. Adrian Spain, U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS change of command ceremony at the F-22 Raptor hangar June 17, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The USAFWS commandant…

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First sergeants treat Airmen to lunch

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam   Master Sgt. Anthony Smith, 99th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, buys lunch for Airman 1st Class Harold Wright, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician, at Captain D’s Seafood during an Operation Warmheart event June 19, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operation Warmheart…

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Spiritual resiliency keeps Airmen focused

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For the past few years Air Force senior leaders have been looking to create and maintain a certain type of Airman. Their aim was to train and retain Airmen who are resilient and readily deployable to meet any contingency operation tasked by the Department of Defense. The new approach, called Comprehensive…

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Guidelines for personal firearm ownership

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and family members residing within the Nellis community must ensure that they’re aware of certain restrictions while exercising second amendment rights on base. Depending on an Airman’s housing situation, different policies pertaining to the ownership and storage of personal firearms and ammunition must be followed to ensure the safety…

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Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Steven Thompson The Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia Men’s Health website http://www.menshealthatoz.org/ offers a guide to prostate health and various conditions that can affect the health of men. It provides a sensitive and informative exploration of men’s health issues, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition which involves…

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F-35 is backbone of Air Force’s future fighter fleet, Welsh says

Posted  June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force’s most advanced strike aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II, is a vital capability that the nation needs to stay ahead of adversary technological gains, the Air Force chief of staff told a Senate panel, June 19. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said…

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58th RQS riggers in action

Posted  June 28, 2013

A look at the airmen responsible for inspecting, repacking and rigging heavy equipment used to jump out of aircraft.

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