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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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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Nellis NCO performs national anthem before USA Basketball showcase

Posted  August 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Courtney Slater, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor, sings the national anthem before the start of the USA Basketball intra-squad scrimmage at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Aug. 13. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S….

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

Posted  August 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

Posted  August 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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ALS honors Class 15-F graduates

Posted  August 21, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School here Aug. 13 as part of Class 15-F. Eleven members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Brant Casteel, a member of the 58th Rescue Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award….

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CATM puts shots on target

Posted  August 21, 2015

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Shaw tirelessly maintains Wild Weasels during Red Flag 15-4

Posted  August 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Ashley Grugin, a maintainer assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintanence Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., changes a landing gear tire on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Maintainers are responsible for and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 21, 2015

Q: Where can I get a breast pump? And where can I get breast pump supplies? A: You can get a breast pump and/or pump supplies from any: • Network or durable medical equipment provider (contact your TRICARE contractor) • Commissary (run by the Defense Commissary Agency) • Post Exchange, Base Exchange, or Station Exchange…

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Community Happenings – August 21, 2015

Posted  August 21, 2015

eReceipts a hit with military shoppers From the Army & Air Force Exchange Service DALLAS — Since its launch two years ago, approximately 334,000 military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an electronic receipt provides have skipped the paper and had documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping at the Exchange….

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Posted  August 14, 2015

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…

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ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted  August 14, 2015

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2015 command strategy “Securing the High Ground” Aug. 10. The principles the document outlines are designed to chart a deliberate course for ACC that will transform today’s Combat Air Force into the CAF of tomorrow. “This strategy outlines my…

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