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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Conducting night ops at Red Flag

Posted  February 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Capt. Robert Louder, 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, and Airman 1st Class Daniel Cowan, 66th RQS flight engineer, prepare for a mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., Feb. 5. Search and rescue operations during Red Flag improve efficiency and readiness for…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 13, 2015

Q:  Does TRICARE for Life have a deductible? A:  If Medicare doesn’t pay and TRICARE is the only payer, you’re responsible for the TRICARE deductible, which varies based on your sponsor’s status — active duty vs. retired — and rank: Sponsor Status and deductible: Active Duty E-4 and below •$50 per individual •$100 per family…

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Community Happenings – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

2015 Nellis AFB African American History Month: The Black History Month banquet is 6 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 20 at The Club. Cost is $25 per person and dress is smart casual/semi-formal. For more information contact Senior Master Sgt. Richardson at 702-652-6815 For tickets contact Richardson, Master Sgt. Hayden at 702-652-6805, Tech. Sgt. Humphries at…

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Oldest flying squadron in existence flies high at Red Flag 15-1

Posted  February 6, 2015

Ever since air superiority became vital in any armed conflict, the Royal Air Force’s 1 (Fighter) Squadron has been on the leading edge of that superiority.

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Nellis fire fighters support Red Flag

Posted  February 6, 2015

The men and women of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services flight have more than just structural fires and accidents to respond to. Throw in aircraft, pilots and jet fuel to the mix and that adds to the knowledge they’re required to maintain in order to perform their job.

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I really shouldn’t be here

Posted  February 6, 2015

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life. There was a time when I was an enlisted aircraft electrical…

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Overcoming failures

Posted  February 6, 2015

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity…

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Red Flag 15-1

Posted  February 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Four F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 175th Fighter Squadron, Joe Foss Air National Guard Station, Sioux Falls, S.D., prepare to launch during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied…

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Salutes & Awards

New physician assistants graduate IPAP

Posted  February 6, 2015

Two students graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program class 03-12 during a ceremony at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course here, Jan. 30, 2015.

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Can you hear me now?

Posted  February 6, 2015

Imagine being on a routine flight, cruising in the spacious sky at 40,000 feet. Everything seems to be proceeding as normal, but in a brief moment, you quickly realize something is wrong.

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