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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,…

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

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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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship candidates

Posted  June 28, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible Airmen interested in unique scholarships and fellowships must submit completed, endorsed applications by July 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Opportunities offered annually include the Olmsted Scholar Program, the White House Fellowship Program, the Mansfield Fellowship Exchange Program and the Information Assurance Scholarship Program, each of which has…

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Fanning becomes acting Air Force secretary

Posted  June 28, 2013

Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning became the acting secretary of the Air Force June 21, succeeding Michael Donley, who departed the position after more than five years.

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Protect your children from UV rays

Posted  June 28, 2013

The desert sun can be dangerous to anyone within its reach, but children’s skin is more vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays than the average adult.

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Community Happenings – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2013

57th Maintenance Group Change of Command: The 57th MXG change of command ceremony will be July 2, at 8 a.m. in the Flanker Hangar, Bldg. 244. 57th Operations Group Change of Command: The 57th OG change of command ceremony will be July 3, at 9 a.m. in the Flanker Hangar, Bldg. 244. Freedom Fest 2013: Freedom Fest is July 3, at…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 28, 2013

Q. My daughter is 20 years old and no longer attends college. Does she lose her TRICARE eligibility since she is no longer a full-time student? A. No. Although your daughter is no longer attending school, she continues to be TRICARE eligible until her 21st birthday. In addition, after her 21st birthday, she may be…

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Nellis Airmen answer call for help

Posted  June 21, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, prepares to land after conducting a search and rescue mission in California June 14, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 66th RQS conducted a successful real-world mission, finding and rescuing a lost hiker in the…

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Filling squares

Posted  June 21, 2013

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — As Airmen, we are more than familiar with the need to fill the proverbial squares as we strive to progress in our military career. To be competitive for awards and promotions, we must commit ourselves to goals such as education, passing the fitness exam, and community service. It is through…

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Nellis celebrates life of one of its best

Posted  June 21, 2013

Courtesy photo Capt. Bill Sparks and his Electronic Warfare Officer Maj. Carlo Lombardo, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, pose with their F-105 Thunderchief during a deployment to Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base during the Vietnam War in support of Operation Rolling Thunder in 1967. Sparks and Lombardo carried out the “Wild Weasel” mission, attracting North…

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MWD helicopter training takes flight

Posted  June 21, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. Military working dogs and their handlers assigned to the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron prepare to board an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 66th Rescue Squadron outside of Las Vegas June 14. The 99th GCTS is the Air Force’s largest regional training center and oversees the…

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Combating stress

Posted  June 21, 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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