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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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USAFWC welcomes new Command Chief

Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman recently became the new Command Chief Master Sergeant, for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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Inside look: A sensor operator’s first weapons strike

The feelings experienced during combat missions can be intense for many aircrew members. For Airman 1st Class Matthew, a 20-year-old 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator sensor operator, his first airstrike was an event he will never forget.

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66th RQS participates in Checkered Flag 17-1, Combat Archer 17-3

The 66th Rescue Squadron sent three of its HH-60G Pave Hawks and 59 Airmen to participate in the large scale Checkered Flag 17-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

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Las Vegas USO supports troops, families through transition

The United Service Organization of Las Vegas at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has a mission to keep service members and their families connected, not only to each other, but to available resources and organizations while shifting between the challenges associated with a military career.


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NCO Academy class 16-6 grads

Posted  September 23, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Noncommissioned Officer Academy is a six-week course designed to build upon leadership skills needed as Airmen progress through the junior NCO ranks. It also prepares NCOs for positions of greater responsibility as supervisors, unit managers and combat leaders. The most recent graduating class held at Sheppard Air Force Base,…

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Fiscal stability, readiness key focus of service chiefs testimony

Posted  September 23, 2016

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein testified to the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill Sept. 15 emphasizing the need for fiscal stability to combat the long-term modernization and readiness challenges facing the Air Force.

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RAF Lakenheath’s Strike Eagles participate in Green Flag 16-09

Posted  September 23, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, performs final checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9. Green Flag, in support of the U.S. Army’s National Training Center, provides…

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Health & Safety

DOD makes prescription drug disposal easy for beneficiaries

Posted  September 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Defense Department health care beneficiaries can now safely and easily dispose of expired and unused medications by bringing them to a military treatment facility or, in some cases, picking up a mailing envelope from the installation to send for destruction of the medications free of charge, Dr. George Jones, the chief of the…

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Community involvement could net students a scholarship in latest Exchange contest

Posted  September 23, 2016

DALLAS — Students who go above and beyond in making a difference in their community could reap a handsome reward for their service in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Rewards of Caring Scholarship contest. To enter, authorized students in grades 6-12 with a 2.5 or higher GPA can submit an essay in English…

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