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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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New DOD agency focuses on improvised threats

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Because it takes a network to defeat a network, the Defense Department’s newest agency to stay at the forefront of improvised threats made its debut here July 13. DOD’s Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, or JIDA, is built from what had been the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. It is a combat support…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Mental health: ‘To go or not to go’

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Capt. David, 432nd Wing remotely piloted aircraft pilot, seeks out the chaplain for guidance where he learned about the other services of the human performance team. The HPT is unique to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and is comprised of the chaplain corps, operational psychologist,…

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Avoid being swarmed, call pest management

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Senior Airman Stephen Kaham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays insecticide inside the pest management building on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 29. Insecticide is used to exterminate and prevent ant and roach infestation around the base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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Nellis air terminal provides Red Flag 15-3 support

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron load an HH-60G Pave Hawk onto a C-17 Globemaster III on the flightline near the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s air terminal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 14. Air terminal Airmen usually load and unload cargo from…

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ACE provides Airmen a voice, opportunity

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airman Committed to Excellence is an organization dedicated to ensuring the lowest ranking Airmen on base have an opportunity to be heard, while helping them develop their leadership skills and giving them a chance to interact with people of similar rank. The ACE council offers…

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First week of RF 15-3 wraps up

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Hodgson, Electronic Attack Squadron 138, salutes operators of an EA-18G Growler before a Red Flag 15-03 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 13. Red Flag’s mission is to maximize the combat readiness, capability and survivability of…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 17, 2015

Q: How do I add or delete my other health insurance information?  A: Go to the Other Health Insurance (OHI) — http://www.tricare.mil/faqs — forms page to download your region’s or program’s other health insurance questionnaire, and send it to your contractor. You must also report your other health insurance to: TRICARE Pharmacy Program Express-Scripts Stateside…

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Community Happenings – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of Master Sgt. Alicia A. Walters assigned to the 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, should contact Summary Court Officer Capt. Melissa Rountree at melissa.rountree@us.af.mil or 702-653-2096. 2015 Air Force Ball: Make plans to attend this great event celebrating…

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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GPS: Twenty years of positioning, navigation, timing

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis On July 17, 1995, the U.S. Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had reached full operational capability. GPS began as a military technology proving it’s capabilities in 1990 and 1991 during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and were relied on heavily by…

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