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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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Community Happenings – March 15, 2012

Posted  March 15, 2013

Dental Clinic Renovation: The 99th Dental Squadron Dental Clinic at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital will be undergoing a treatment room renovation project through -March 25, 2013. In order to maintain base dental readiness, the dental clinic will extend clinic hours of operation to Monday thru Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. during this renovation period. Las…

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Sequestration measures cancel Thunderbirds’ appearances past April 1

Posted  March 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Thunderbirds perform the Line Abreast Loop during the Commander of Air Combat Command Acceptance Air Show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. on March 4. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In response to sequestration actions, the Air Force and Air Combat Command officials have…

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Hacking away at tomorrow’s threats: Red Flag incorporates cyber domain

Posted  March 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The United States has achieved global air superiority. It has a well trained and equipped military force, and the resources to provide and maintain peace and stability throughout the world. With these requisites met, many wonder how Nellis’ Red Flag exercise can possibly continue to prepare Airmen for future…

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Women play huge role in World War II aviation efforts

Posted  March 8, 2013

The Air Force’s acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women’s aviation units. That same year, a unit of flight nurses who had not yet quite finished…

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Remembering Brig. Gen. William T. Meredith, father of REDHORSE

Posted  March 8, 2013

Official biography photo Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the age of 93 following a brief illness. Brig. Gen. Meredith was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Halifax, Va. He attended William and Mary College…

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RED HORSE takes part in JOAX 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st 321st Airborne Artillery Regiment from Fort Bragg, N.C., jump out of a C-17 Globemaster from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., over Sicily Air Field during a 1,700 parachute Joint Operational Access Exercise Feb. 25 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Soldiers participating…

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Military Personnel Data System upgrade begins

Posted  March 8, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Military Personnel Data System will be offline for 23 days, as of this morning, to allow the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency to upgrade and transfer military personnel data to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. MilPDS is the…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 8, 2013

doc Dear Beneficiary, A new TRICARE Enrollment Card for your enrollment beginning April 1 has been requested on your behalf as part of the transition to the next generation of TRICARE contracts. Under the new TRICARE contract in the West Region, your TRICARE benefit will be administered by a new contractor, UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans…

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Distracted driving: texting can be deadly

Posted  March 8, 2013

Distracted driving has become a major safety issue for drivers nationwide. According to distraction.gov, a U.S. government website promoting safe driving, more than 3,000 people were killed in distraction-related crashes on U.S. roadways during 2012.

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Women who aren’t afraid of heights or fights

Posted  March 8, 2013

With women now allowed to pursue combat related career fields, the first notion is that women have not participated in combat related duties whatsoever. But in reality this isn’t the first time women have been put in the line of fire.

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