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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…

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

‘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….

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

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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Airman leads way in combating sexual assault

Posted  January 23, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Rape is a dirty word. But it’s not the word that is dirty, it’s the action. At a U.S. Air Force Warfare Center reporting unit, one Airman is going above and beyond to combat this violation to the Air Force, its Airmen and its mission. And the service’s leadership…

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Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

Posted  January 23, 2015

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Air Force senior leadership addresses need to stabilize RPA enterprise

Posted  January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — During a State of the Air Force address held at the Pentagon,Jan. 15, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced immediate preliminary steps to develop a get-well plan to improve the health of the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise in light of extensive combatant commander operational needs. “(Intelligence, surveillance and…

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Weapons load crew competition brings out best of best

Posted  January 23, 2015

Staff Sgt. Adam Badgley, Tomahawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew lead, logs completed tasks during the 57th Maintenance Group’s weapons load crew of the year competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 16. Crew leaders ensure safety by following all technical orders, leading the load and double checking completed loads to look for…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 23, 2015

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence do the following: 1. Log into MilConnect — a Common Access Card, DS Logon or DFAS MyPay Pin is required to log in 2. Click on the “My Profile” tab 3. Select “Update and View My Profile” 4. Add your…

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Community Happenings – January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Nellis Area Spouses’ Club 2016 Academic Scholarships: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club sponsors academic achievement scholarships for dependent graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students and dependent military spouses who exhibit potential and desire to complete a program leading to a college or vocational degree . The application packets for the 2015 school year are…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted  January 16, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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SMART program keeps medical Airmen mission ready for future conflicts

Posted  January 16, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Brig. Gen. Sean Murphy (far left), Air Combat Command command surgeon, Lt. Gen. Thomas Travis (center), U.S. Air Force surgeon general and Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg (far right), U.S. Air Force director of medical operations and research and chief of the nurse corps, listen to an…

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Contract that started it all

Posted  January 16, 2015

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Many of us who have been through history class will remember the story of the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, and their invention of the first airplane. The Wright brothers are not only given credit for the invention of the first successful airplane, but are also attributed with being central figures…

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Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted  January 16, 2015

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force — and one is still too young to accept an adult…

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