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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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Thunderbirds announce 2014 officer selections

Posted  April 19, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2014 demonstration season. Lt. Col. Matthew Bradley, 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron director of operations from Tyndall AFB, Fla., will become Thunderbird No….

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‘Every dollar counts’ ushers in new savings culture

Posted  April 19, 2013

With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign.

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Occupational therapy: Therapy for job of living

Posted  April 19, 2013

April is National Occupational Therapy Month and the clinic here is highlighting the work it has accomplished in the five months since it opened. In just that small time period, the clinic’s patient care has more than doubled.

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Life Support keeps aircrew at ease

Posted  April 19, 2013

  Senior Airman Brett Schindler, U.S. Air Force Weapons School aircrew flight equipment journeyman, sanitizes an oxygen mask April 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Life support maintains various flight equipment such as flight helmets, oxygen masks and survival kits.     Airman Alexander Petriuc, U.S. Air Force Weapons School aircrew flight equipment apprentice,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 19, 2013

Q: I was previously informed I could not get care on base once I turned 65, what changed? A: By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical services…

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Community Happenings – April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2013

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Melissa Marie Boyes, assigned to 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Joseph 0. Bothwell, 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev., at (702)653-2450. HAWC relocation: The health and wellness center…

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Get ‘spiked’ on alcohol-free weekend

Posted  April 19, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As part of alcohol-free weekend April 26 to 28, the mental health clinic is hosting a party on the sports field located next to the dormitories at 6 p.m. that includes volleyball games, burgers, glow-in-the-dark mock cocktails, glow sticks and water bottles. The event is part of the Enforcing…

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Lightning strikes through the clear skies of Nellis

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Brad Matherne, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot, conducts pre-flight checks inside an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission April 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35A will be integrated into advanced training programs such as the USAF Weapons School, Red Flag…

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ACC stands down units due to budget cuts

Posted  April 12, 2013

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The United States Air Force will begin to stand down active duty combat units starting today to ensure the remaining units supporting worldwide operations can maintain sufficient readiness through the remainder of the fiscal year. The stand down is the result of cuts to the command’s operations and maintenance…

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HAWC to roost at Warrior Fitness Center

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Brittney Hunsaker, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron fitness specialist, lifts a box while packing April 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The move to the Warrior Fitness Center embodies the 99th Air Base Wing’s mission statement of enabling success through innovative base support. NELLIS AIR…

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