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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Volunteers rejuvenate environmental growth

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Master Sgt. Dana Vaughan, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental element NCO in charge, uses a leaf blower to clear leafs from a decorative rock area of the Maj. Gen. Billy McCoy Environmental Grove during a group cleanup event April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Military children honored during parade

Posted  May 2, 2014

Jada Dixson marches with her classmates in the Month of the Military Child parade in front of the Child Development Center April 25 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Month of the Military Child is celebrated all throughout April. Every day of the week throughout April, there is a different theme to help celebrate the Month of…

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Creech children attend military Take Our Daughters, Sons to Work Day

Posted  May 2, 2014

The sons and daughters of service members stationed here were welcomed on base with their families as part of the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program April 24.

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SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests…

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AF top Airman gives insight to budget decisions

Posted  May 2, 2014

“The demand for what the Air Force provides is on the rise; unfortunately, the supply is going in the other direction,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

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April 23 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted  May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — This week’s update features the latest voluntary and involuntary matrices, officer reduction in force boards, and voluntary separation pay and temporary early retirement authority information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Updated matrices now available Updated voluntary and involuntary…

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Engineer deploys to Belize for humanitarian mission

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar Airman 1st Class Sterling Depew, 820th RED HORSE Squadron pavements and heavy equipment operator, lays block at the Stella Maris school construction site, April 3, 2014, Belize City, Belize. U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine engineers are partnering with members of the Belize Defence Force to…

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B-1 bombers blast off into night

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam middle left: A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off during Green Flag 14-6 April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. B-1B Lancers can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against…

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Medical experts evaluate air transportable clinic

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Staff Sgt. Shanika Stewart, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, adjusts IMPACT portable suction unit inside an Utilis Air Transportable Clinic April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The ATC is a deployable medical tent to support 300 to 500 patients requiring outpatient care…

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Finding light through darkness

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman George Goslin Senior Airman Dennis Sloan walks on the flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography keeps him breathing and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. Sloan is a…

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