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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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Avoid ‘bird-dogging’

Posted  August 21, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Scams aimed at taking advantage of U.S. military members are nothing new; however, one such scam, “bird-dogging,” has re-emerged as a threat to service members’ financial security. Bird-dogging refers to the act of soliciting sales for a third party and is illegal both on and off base. One example occurs…

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A true, true hero

Posted  August 21, 2015

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — “Man, it is way too hot to be out here.” That was the only thought in my mind as I stood in the grass of the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in full honor guard ceremonial uniform and holding my rifle, waiting for the family to arrive. Recently, I had…

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Nellis NCO performs national anthem before USA Basketball showcase

Posted  August 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Courtney Slater, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor, sings the national anthem before the start of the USA Basketball intra-squad scrimmage at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Aug. 13. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S….

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

Posted  August 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

Posted  August 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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ALS honors Class 15-F graduates

Posted  August 21, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School here Aug. 13 as part of Class 15-F. Eleven members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Brant Casteel, a member of the 58th Rescue Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award….

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CATM puts shots on target

Posted  August 21, 2015

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Shaw tirelessly maintains Wild Weasels during Red Flag 15-4

Posted  August 21, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Ashley Grugin, a maintainer assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintanence Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., changes a landing gear tire on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Maintainers are responsible for and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 21, 2015

Q: Where can I get a breast pump? And where can I get breast pump supplies? A: You can get a breast pump and/or pump supplies from any: • Network or durable medical equipment provider (contact your TRICARE contractor) • Commissary (run by the Defense Commissary Agency) • Post Exchange, Base Exchange, or Station Exchange…

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Community Happenings – August 21, 2015

Posted  August 21, 2015

eReceipts a hit with military shoppers From the Army & Air Force Exchange Service DALLAS — Since its launch two years ago, approximately 334,000 military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an electronic receipt provides have skipped the paper and had documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping at the Exchange….

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