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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,…

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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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A life in flight for first female ‘Thunderbirds’ pilot

Posted  March 22, 2013

(AFNS) — Since 1953, the Air Force’s air demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, have captivated spectators across the world and showed its audiences what the Air Force’s aircraft are capable of. For two years, Lt.Col. Nicole Malachowski surprised audiences not just in the air, but especially when she stepped out of the cockpit of the fighter…

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ISR Warriors raise bar at Red Flag

Posted  March 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Christian P. Hodge Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors from the 526th Intelligence Squadron, along with more than two dozen augmentees from across the Air Force ISR Agency, fully participated in Red Flag 13-3 Feb. 25 to March 15. They brought real-time ISR capabilities for the first time ever to…

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Typhoons swing into Red Flag for first time

Posted  March 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney A Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 takes off during Red Flag 13-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoons participated in Red Flag at Nellis for the first time, honing tactics and skills necessary in operations among allied forces. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The British…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 22, 2013

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor? A. Once a dependent parent/in-law is enrolled into Tricare Plus, they will be assigned a Primary Care Manager here at the Military Treatment Facility, MTF. They will be able to utilize any of the services that can be provided to them at this…

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Other options available for college

Posted  March 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody sent out a letter March 12 to Airmen stating military Tuition Assistance has been suspended for the rest of the 2013 fiscal year due to sequestration. In October 2002, TA went from 75 percent not to exceed $3,500 to…

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Furlough to affect thrift savings plan contributions

Posted  March 22, 2013

(AFNS) — Federal civilian employees could see their Thrift Savings Plan contributions reduced if furloughs take effect. The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. “Employees who have selected their TSP contribution to be a percentage of their pay…

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Nellis youth wins state title

Posted  March 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Angel Reynoso, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, won the Boys and Girls Club’s State Youth of the Year title for Nevada March 13. Reynoso was chosen from seven finalists to represent the state at the regional Youth of the Year competition to be held later this…

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Nellis pilot first reservist to fly F-35

Posted  March 22, 2013

A reservist from the 706th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., recently became the first to fly the F-35A Lightning II, Air Force’s newest aircraft.

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Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  March 22, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants present Airman 1st Class Brittany Putman, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer assistant, with the Diamond Sharp Award, March 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Putman was hand-picked out of 11 Airmen as a disaster response force member for a $54 million MQ-9 predator aircraft mishap in a northern…

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Chance of a lifetime; getting the most from volunteer experience

Posted  March 22, 2013

We all hear about the myriad of volunteer opportunities available on and off base. Our leaders encourage us to get out in the local community and represent the Air Force.

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