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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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Short takes command of 57th Wing

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Col. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, speaks to Airmen during the 57th WG change of command ceremony in the Thunderbird Hangar Feb. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Short is responsible for 39 squadrons at 12 installations comprising the Air Force’s most diverse flying…

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Think before you act: It only takes seconds for your actions to go viral

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Keeping family bond throughout deployment

Posted  March 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Colleen urban, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, kisses her son Killian Urban on the cheek. SOUTHWEST ASIA — Deployments are different after you have a child. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent. This deployment I am a mother. Sometimes I wonder how…

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Airman’s bravery earns Portrait of Courage

Posted  March 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Maj. Robert S. Thrower, 315th Weapons Squadron operations officer, was recognized in the Portraits in Courage volume eight for his heroic actions. Thrower received the recognition after saving 48 high school students and six faculty members before a bus wheel well exploded. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — An Airman from Nellis AFB saved…

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Community Happenings – March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

Bazaar: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club will be hosting a bazaar 5-8 p.m., March 25 in the Thunderbirds Hangar. More than 30 local spouses are scheduled to be selling goodies and gifts. Other events will include photos with the Thunderbirds, food trucks and music. Spring Fling and Family Day: March 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 14, 2014

Q.“How do I transfer my prescriptions from my local retail pharmacy to TRICARE’s home delivery option?   “ A. Transferring your prescriptions to home delivery is easy! Call the Express Scripts Member Choice Center at 1-877-363-1433 and they will call your provider to get a new written prescription for home delivery. Transferring your prescriptions over…

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RED FLAG 14-2 ends today

Posted  March 14, 2014

This year's exercise draws down.

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2014 QDR presumes future includes more risk, less money

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said March 10. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The QDR is a congressionally mandated review of DOD strategy and priorities. It is intended to…

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted  March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five years….

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Firefighters protect airfield during Red Flag

Posted  March 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As aircraft engines throttle up for Red Flag, so does the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Department. Daily operations for the 99th CES firefighters include responding to any airfield or base emergencies, hazmat response, technical rescue and medical aid, but with a Red Flag exercise the emergency calls are increased….

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