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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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Teamwork, Precision and Execution: Red Flag 16-4

The skies above Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, have been dominated by the presence of F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron for Red Flag 16-4.

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Red Flag 16-4: challenge issued, challenge accepted

The 55th Fighter Squadron, from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, brought their “Shawesome” F-16 Fighting Falcon’s to an exercise Air Expeditionary Wing during Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15, 2016.

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Mad Hatters strike at Red Flag

F-15E Strike Eagles, personnel and equipment from the 492nd Fighter Squadron out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England kicked-off exercise Red Flag 16-4, to conduct air combat training with joint and U.S. allies combat air forces at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15.

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.


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Health & Safety

After five decades of warnings, tobacco use still kills 1,300 Americans every day

Posted  May 13, 2016

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.—In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report linking smoking to ill health. The report highlighted dozens of studies from various scientists that all linked tobacco use to various diseases including: Lung Cancer, Bronchitis and Emphysema, Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Stomach Ulcers, Circulatory Disease, Liver Cirrhosis, Bladder Cancer,…

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Assuring maintenance quality for the MQ-1, MQ-9 mission

Posted  May 13, 2016

Quality assurance Airmen in the maintenance world are known by many titles; the “best of the best”, the “eyes and ears,” and even “sharks in the water” for their ‘no nonsense’ attitudes where maintenance is concerned.

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IFTU Instructors shape the future for MQ-1, MQ-9 Intelligence Analysts

Posted  May 13, 2016

At Creech AFB, Airmen of the 432nd Wing/ 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing win today’s fight through MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper operations, and also prepare for tomorrow by teaching intelligence analysts how to gather and synthesize intelligence information critical to remotely piloted aircraft missions.

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Posted  May 13, 2016

Courtesy photograph Members of the Airman Leadership School Class 16-D pose together for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony May. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Ninety-five Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating this course. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-five Airmen completed their first Professional Military…

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EOD: Training for any Scenario

Posted  May 13, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Staff Sgt. Jeffery Glover, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, carries a tool to break the back window of a vehicle that has a simulated vehicle-borne improvised explosive device as a part of a training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May…

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