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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.

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64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.

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Building bonds with man’s best friend

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.


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Events

Exchange shoppers can score big in NCAA Sweeps contest

Posted  October 2, 2015

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming with Unilever to give military shoppers the opportunity to tackle $500 in the Unilever NCAA Sweeps. Exchange shoppers worldwide can enter at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes for their chance at one of 10 $500 Exchange gift cards. “With football season in full swing, every fan could use…

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Salutes & Awards

57th Wing earns 12th AFOUA

Posted  October 2, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For the 12th time in its history, and for the sixth consecutive 2-year period, Air Force officials endorsed the 57th Wing as among the very best, as it earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2015. The mission statement of the 57th…

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Events

Nellis’ 2015 Feds Feed Families campaign ends

Posted  October 2, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The annual Feds Feed Families campaign ended here Oct. 2 with over 28,000 pounds of goods collected at Nellis AFB and 184,000 pounds collected throughout Air Combat Command. Nellis Air Force Base partnered with Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas to collect and deliver the non-perishable goods to…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski
Health & Safety

Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

Posted  October 2, 2015

One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. However, an Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, recently had the opportunity to be one of those donors.

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RPA community reflects on 1-year anniversary of airdrop, aid for thousands

Posted  October 2, 2015

Between August and October 2014, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft community participated in operations which provided aid to Iraqi citizens who were being threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar, Iraq.

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