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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

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Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

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Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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Air Force ends pilot travel card program

Posted  May 4, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force recently decided to transition existing Controlled Spend Account travel cards to an enhanced Government Travel Card by the end of fiscal 2012. “The CSA, a pilot travel card program, provided some enhancements for travelers, but also brought about significant...

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It takes Airmen from every specialty to get job done

Posted  May 4, 2012

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — Recently, two of our U.S. Air Forces Central Command Airmen were criticized online by other Airmen for receiving Bronze Star decorations after completion of their deployments to Afghanistan. I’d like to take this opportunity to explain the rigorous awards board process and emphasize the meticulous manner in which we ensure each…

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If you write it, own it

Posted  May 4, 2012

(AFNS) — Two recent stories on the Air Force’s web page drew significant reaction in the site’s comments section. Both a story on finance troops being awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the news that Air Force Space Command was ending wear of flight suits by non-aircrew personnel drove more comments than any story I’ve…

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Some lieutenant colonels can apply for TIG retirement waiver

Posted  May 4, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas  — Lieutenant colonels with at least two years time in grade may be able to retire at their current grade through the Time in Grade Waiver Program, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and separations chief. Air Force officials announced last December that the…

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Henderson recognizes Rescue Airmen’s efforts

Posted  May 4, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the 66th and 58th Rescue Squadrons were recognized with commendations from the city of Henderson, Nev. May 1, 2012 for their efforts aiding an injured Nevada motorist in August 2011. On August 22, 2011, nine Airmen aboard a...

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New memorial at Nellis honors fallen Security Forces Airmen

Posted  May 4, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Group and Nellis’ Airman Leadership School honored the nine USAF security forces Airmen killed in action since Sep. 11, 2001, with a presentation to ALS’s Defender Flight. Defender Flight is an ALS class named after...

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Air Force weapons officers advise Royal Saudi Air Force

Posted  May 4, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s 19th Weapons Squadron, at Nellis AFB, Nev., assisted the Royal Saudi Air Force with the integration of intelligence specialties into the Saudi weapons school curriculum. Maj. Joseph Ladymon, USAFWS’ director...

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Programs exist to minimize RIF impact on employees

Posted  May 4, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — As demonstrated by the announcement of a third round of Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay and Voluntary Early Retirement Authority beginning 1 May, the Air Force is committed to maximizing voluntary separation measures to the greatest extent possible. Despite this, some bases may find the need to rebalance skills…

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Airmen who exceed deployed time get added time off

Posted  May 4, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen who serve in excess of the Secretary of Defense’s established rotation goals are now eligible for additional time off, as written in the newly updated Post Deployment or Mobilization Respite Absence policy, officials said here April 25. Contained in Guidance Memorandum 4 to Air Force Instruction 36-3003, Military Leave Program, PDMRA…

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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted  May 4, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22.

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