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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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U-2 returns to Red Flag

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flags.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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100-plus aircraft fly in for exercise Red Flag 16-3

The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11.

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Air Force kicks off Red Flag 16-3

The Air Force kicked off a three-week long Red Flag 16-3 exercise on July 11, 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Quarterly Load Crew Competition tests abilities, timeliness

Posted  July 15, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High Airmen watch crew chiefs from various squadrons during the 57th Wing’s quarterly load crew competition on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 1. The load crew competition tests the Airmen’s abilities to load munitions onto their respective aircraft with the additive of being timed.

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MQ-1s, MQ-9s provide ‘buddy lase’ capability against ISIL

Posted  July 1, 2016

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—As U.S. Central Command approaches the two year anniversary of supporting Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing reflect on their contributions using the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. The OIR campaign…

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Salutes & Awards

Weapons Instructor Course Class 16A

Posted  July 1, 2016

Feb. 1-June 25, 2016 8 WPS (ABM) NELLIS AFB, Nevada 1. Capt. Jesus M. Burciaga Jr. 2. Capt. Craig S. Harms 3. Capt. Eric S. Haupt 4. Capt. Peter L. Hickman 5. Capt. Aaron E. Hoff 6. Capt. Brian D. Hucks 7. Capt. Taylor C. Jones (EC-130) 8. Capt. Jacob A. Jordan (RC-135) 9. Maj….

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Health & Safety

Heat Stress, Safety Awareness

Posted  July 1, 2016

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The “101 days of Summer” has begun, and with it brings warmer weather, outdoor events, and barbecues. However, those aren’t the only things to keep in mind. Are you taking care of yourself, family members and pets when it comes to heat stress? Heat stress related injuries and illnesses…

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KC-135 Flight Commentary

Posted  July 1, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Overall, there are very few things that I’ve found that can truly get me animated. Finding passion in certain things has always been something that I have struggled with. It’s not something that I find a serious issue, quite the opposite in fact. I feel with being so levelheaded;…

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