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CDOS 2014 comes to a close

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Many people view the Labor Day weekend as the end of summer and a last chance to travel, hit Lake Mead, fire up the grill or indulge in their favorite outdoor activity. No matter what activities Airmen choose to partake in during the long…

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Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green Flag exercises give visiting units the opportunity to train in air-to-ground combat operations. Many of the…

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Get your caffeine at Coolbeans café

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The Coolbeans Café, a coffee shop serving Starbucks is now open in Hangar 1003 to serve the Airmen of Creech Air Force Base. Airmen interested in getting out of their work centers can visit the shop to have a cup of coffee, a pastry or even…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

Re-sale lot helps owners sell vehicles

The Nellis re-sale lot, or “lemon lot,” here is a place where Department of Defense ID cardholders can sell their privately-owned vehicles.

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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…


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Stratofortress brings long-range, high-altitude firepower to Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Timothy Humpal, 343rd Bomb Squadron radar navigator, performs pre-flight checks on a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Red Flag 14-2 March 6 Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides realistic air combat missions in a…

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Information Aggressors attack Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Three 57th Information Aggressor Squadron specialists sort recycled paper containing information on Red Flag 14-2 March 10 at Nellis Air Force Base. One of their many tactics include looking through waste to gain critical information about the opposing blue force during Red Flag to inform…

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Just ‘FEZ’ it

Posted  March 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — He was 7,023 miles from his home, serving an air and space expeditionary force rotation in Afghanistan when the news rang out like a mortar attack siren: Maj. Greg “Fez” Dash was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The diagnosis was terminal. Dash passed away in February,…

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany — We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted driving is deadly driving” on the American Forces Network. But be honest,are you always as attentive as you should be? I’ll admit it here, now, that I’m not. Yes, I’ve taken my…

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Red Flag Rescue offers comprehensive, unique training

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chuck Broadway 1st Lt. Ryan Gipson, 336th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, runs across a field of brush in Southern Nevada March 4 during Red Flag 14-2. Gipson spent more than four hours eluding “enemy forces” using skills he learned during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training….

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Airmen participate in speedway events, ceremonies

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter The Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard present the colors while the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, perform a fly over during the opening ceremony of the Kobalt 400 NASCAR race March 9 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. The…

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Firefighters protect airfield during Red Flag

Posted  March 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As aircraft engines throttle up for Red Flag, so does the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Department. Daily operations for the 99th CES firefighters include responding to any airfield or base emergencies, hazmat response, technical rescue and medical aid, but with a Red Flag exercise the emergency calls are increased….

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted  March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five years….

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2014 QDR presumes future includes more risk, less money

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said March 10. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The QDR is a congressionally mandated review of DOD strategy and priorities. It is intended to…

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RED FLAG 14-2 ends today

Posted  March 14, 2014

This year's exercise draws down.

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