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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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Deployed Nellis Chaplain helps build partnerships

Posted  September 7, 2012

Courtesy U.S. Air Force Photo Chaplain (Capt.) James Galyon FORWARD OPERATING LOCATION (FOL) CURACAO — The U.S. Forward Operating Location Curaçao operates 24/7 continuously enabling joint, interagency and multi-national aircraft operations that conduct detection, monitoring and tracking missions in support of regional counter-drug efforts. But that’s not all the FOL personnel do despite the mission…

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Avoiding the injuries while staying fit to fight

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Flipping through the channels on TV one night, the newest popular workout routine comes guaranteeing people they can lose weight in a certain amount of weeks, but without the proper knowledge and expertise, jumping right into a fad workout is an easy way to get injured. Trends in weight…

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Sesame Street visits Nellis

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis, Creech and Nevada Test and Training Range Airmen and families were treated to the Sesame Street/ USO Experience for Military Families during a brief show here. The group performed their show, directed around helping military children deal with moving, to audiences at the Nellis Youth Center gym Aug….

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2012 Nellis AFB Get Connected Sunday

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Get Connected Sunday will take place Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nellis Family Housing Community Center. Get Connected Sunday is our way of reaching up, reaching in, and reaching out to care for the Airman’s soul. In addition, we are connecting active-duty Airmen and…

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Squadrons gear up for football season

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2012 Intramural football season is about to begin, and it promises to be another exciting, competitive, unpredictable year of football which fans have come to expect every season. The 99th Communications Squadron is back to defend its crown. Additional teams this season include Public Affairs, the 926th Group…

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One month remains for NCOs to volunteer for retraining

Posted  September 7, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Noncommissioned officers in unrestricted career fields affected by the fiscal year 2013 NCO Retraining Program have a month to volunteer for retraining, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Affected Airmen in restricted fields, however, have until Friday to volunteer. NCOs who volunteer during Phase I have…

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Key Spouses keep communication flowing

Posted  September 7, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Stephanie Garnes, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center key spouse program coordinator, and Sheri Marler, 99th Air Base Wing key spouse mentor, wife of Chief Master Sgt. Vincent Marler, 99th Air Base Wing command chief, speak with family members of a deployed airman…

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Summer safety wraps up

Posted  September 7, 2012

Courtesy photo Air Combat Command released statistics on this year’s campaign on Summer Safety, and noted that personal motor vehicles accidents decreased from 45 in 2011 to 24 so far for 2012, along with on-duty industrial accidents dropping from 32 to 22. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command leaders reflected on the…

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Attacking Symptoms

Posted  September 7, 2012

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — As an area defense counsel in the Air Force, it is my job to represent Airmen who get in legal or administrative trouble, and I love my job. I have spent the majority of my legal career as an attorney representing people in trouble, both as a civilian…

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Community Happenings – September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 2012

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Airman Patrick W. Tomlinson, assigned to 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. should contact Summary Court Officer, 2nd Lt Kristine M. Morris, 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. (702) 653-2096. Retiree Appreciation Day: The annual Retiree Appreciation Day…

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