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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,…

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

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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AF implements voluntary FY13 force management programs

Posted  February 8, 2013

(AFNS) — The Air Force will implement several voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal year 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Announced in the January release of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2013, the authorized active duty Air Force end-strength is 329,460; a reduction of 3,340 authorized personnel…

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Enlisted heroes receive graduate-level education at Weapons School

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bryan Patton, Air Force Weapons School Joint Terminal Attack Controller Advanced Course instructor, uses Digitally Aided Close Air Support program during the JTACInstructor Course at the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 28. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For…

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U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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One team; one fight: Warhawks get manning assist from Triple Nickel

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and an F-22 Raptor, 199th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepare to refuel during Red Flag 13-2 above the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 25. The mission of Red…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte
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Wounded Warriors meet for annual Nevada muster

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Soldiers from the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit participate in an aquatics instruction class at the Warrior Fitness Center Jan. 28, at Nellis Air Force Base. The CBWTU is a program designed to assist Soldiers transitioning back to duty or to civilian life by providing…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster
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Airmen’s Attic provides free household items for Airmen

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Anthony Lievanos, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structures apprentice, looks around the Airman’s Attic with his wife, Ashley Lievanos, Jan. 26, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airman’s Attic is maintained by donations only, and all items are available at no charge to…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 8, 2013

Q: Who will be my primary care doctor if I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: We will assign you a primary care manager in our Internal Medicine clinic. You will receive a letter stating the doctor you’ve been assigned. Q: Can I change my primary care doctor if he/she isn’t right for me? A:…

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New surcharge on Visa purchases

Posted  February 8, 2013

As of January 27, merchants in the United States and U.S. Territories are permitted to impose a surcharge on any credit card transaction that uses a MasterCard or Visa branded card....

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Have a plan when traveling Space-A

Posted  February 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When planning a vacation, people are always looking for ways to save a little money. One option is space-available flights offered by the Nellis air terminal to active-duty, retired, guard and reserve military members and dependents. Space-A flights allow people in these categories to take advantage of free flights…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airmen bring home ACC awards

Posted  February 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Congratulations to the following Nellis Airmen on their recent Air Combat Command awards, as follows: 99th Communications Squadron: Master Sgt. Michael Culver — Cyberspace Systems SNCO of the Year 99th Medical Group: Maj. Jeremy Haskell — Biomedical Clinician Category III Officer of the Year Maj. Geoffrey Gessel — Clinical…

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2013 Warrior Fitness Center racquetball tournament

Posted  February 8, 2013

Eugen Kavalenka, 99th Medical Group, plays a game of racquetball against Vernon Sublett, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, during the 2013 Warrior Fitness Center racquetball tournament Feb. 2, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Tournaments like this one give Airmen opportunities to play sports competitively. The sport of racquetball was invented in 1950, at Greenwich,…

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