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Air Force

461st FLTS lands two more F-35s for test

The 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., received two additional F-35As to support continued developmental testing March 7.

Local

64th AGRS prepare for Red Flag 19-2

The 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis is a team of Airmen whose primary mission is to fly against the combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews preparing them for tomorrow’s engagements.

Health & Safety

Nellis plastic surgery – more than just cosmetic

The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., offers a wide range of services to maintain Airman readiness and care to their families. What many may not know, is the importance of their plastic surgery practice.

Local

RPA Airmen strengthen relationships at Australia air show

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing travelled to the Australian International Airshow in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, to display the MQ-9 Reaper for the Australian and international crowds, Feb. 26-March 3, 2019.

Air Force

SECAF announces resignation

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.


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Commentary

Dare to fail

Posted  March 1, 2019

I don’t recall my specific age, but I remember being out of college and getting ready to leave for Officer Training School when my father handed me a small package. Inside was a frame, not with the expected picture of my family, but a poem that begins with, “You’ve failed many times, although you may…

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Don’t treat your subordinates like the end of a Scooby Doo episode

Posted  March 1, 2019

Growing up in the 1980s, every day after school the only cartoon on TV was Scooby Doo. The ending of every episode was always the same. Scoobs and the gang would unmask some evil person and the same phrase was uttered every time: “And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t…

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Local

U.S. military personnel, aircraft attend AVALON 19

Posted  March 1, 2019

Approximately 130 U.S. military personnel and aircraft — including an MQ-9 Reaper from the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. — are scheduled to attend the 2019 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition at Avalon Airport, Victoria, Australia, Feb. 26-March 3, 2019.

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Retired captain has holiday bill paid by Nellis Exchange

Posted  March 1, 2019

AAFES photograph Retired Air Force Capt. Doris Jackson (second from left) is presented with a check for $2,500. Jackson is one of five winners of the “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us’ sweepstakes that AAFES ran during the holiday season. Also pictured, from left are: Exchange West Coast Regional Vice President Robert Rice; Nellis AFB…

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Salutes & Awards

Las Vegas sailor gets promoted aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

Posted  March 1, 2019

Navy photograph by PO2 Ruben Reed NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Capt. Jeremy Vaughan, from Las Vegas, Nev., assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), is promoted to his current rank by his daughters during a promotion ceremony in the ship’s inport cabin. Ford is currently undergoing its post-shakedown availability at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News…

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