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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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Health & Safety

Mental health: ‘To go or not to go’

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Capt. David, 432nd Wing remotely piloted aircraft pilot, seeks out the chaplain for guidance where he learned about the other services of the human performance team. The HPT is unique to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and is comprised of the chaplain corps, operational psychologist,…

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Avoid being swarmed, call pest management

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Senior Airman Stephen Kaham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays insecticide inside the pest management building on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 29. Insecticide is used to exterminate and prevent ant and roach infestation around the base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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Nellis air terminal provides Red Flag 15-3 support

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron load an HH-60G Pave Hawk onto a C-17 Globemaster III on the flightline near the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s air terminal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 14. Air terminal Airmen usually load and unload cargo from…

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ACE provides Airmen a voice, opportunity

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airman Committed to Excellence is an organization dedicated to ensuring the lowest ranking Airmen on base have an opportunity to be heard, while helping them develop their leadership skills and giving them a chance to interact with people of similar rank. The ACE council offers…

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First week of RF 15-3 wraps up

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Hodgson, Electronic Attack Squadron 138, salutes operators of an EA-18G Growler before a Red Flag 15-03 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 13. Red Flag’s mission is to maximize the combat readiness, capability and survivability of…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 17, 2015

Q: How do I add or delete my other health insurance information?  A: Go to the Other Health Insurance (OHI) — http://www.tricare.mil/faqs — forms page to download your region’s or program’s other health insurance questionnaire, and send it to your contractor. You must also report your other health insurance to: TRICARE Pharmacy Program Express-Scripts Stateside…

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Community Happenings – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of Master Sgt. Alicia A. Walters assigned to the 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, should contact Summary Court Officer Capt. Melissa Rountree at melissa.rountree@us.af.mil or 702-653-2096. 2015 Air Force Ball: Make plans to attend this great event celebrating…

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GPS: Twenty years of positioning, navigation, timing

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis On July 17, 1995, the U.S. Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had reached full operational capability. GPS began as a military technology proving it’s capabilities in 1990 and 1991 during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and were relied on heavily by…

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Let’s talk

Posted  July 10, 2015

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Throughout my years in the Air Force I’ve learned many great lessons about effective communication. By my own admission, I never considered myself to be a…

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Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

Posted  July 10, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — What’s your job? Over the years, I’ve been asked this question countless times whether it be while in-processing new units, deploying, attending professional military education, or while participating in various panels.  The answers are as numerous and varied as the titles in the Air Force. For most of us, the answer…

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