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AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.

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AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

Aggressor’s paint scheme gets a makeover

Since 1972, the 64th Aggressor Squadron has prepared combat air forces by providing realistic threat replication and training.


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Exchange partners with Defense Media Activity to deliver AFN programming

Posted  May 13, 2016

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and the Department of Defense’s Defense Media Activity signed an agreement May 5 to strategically align their efforts to utilize new technologies to deliver American Forces Network content to service members. “Both the DMA and the Exchange recognize the changing nature of communications, and the rise…

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Students visit CAOC

Posted  May 13, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Students from Cheyenne High School’s Cyber Patriot Program, visit the Combined Air Operations Center-Nellis, to receive a briefing on cyber operations April 29. Cyber Patriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program conceived by the Air Force Association to inspire students toward careers in cyber security or other science,…

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted  May 6, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

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561st JTS rolls out AFTR

Posted  May 6, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Lt. Col. Donald R. Baucom was quoted saying in a 1981 Air University Review article: “It may be said that warfare has acquired a new phase—technological war. In the past, research and development were only preparation for the final and decisive testing of new systems in battle. Today, the…

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Putting mental health in focus

Posted  May 6, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Nearly one in five adults or 43 million Americans, have a diagnosable mental disorder according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time of year to bring awareness to mental health…

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