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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….

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Defenders safeguard assets during Red Flag

During every Red Flag exercise, an increased number of personnel and equipment finds its way here. Units from around the world come to experience and participate in the best training they can receive in the air, space and cyberspace realm of operations.

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ACC, AMC training centers collaborate to increase warfighter support

Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, visited the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center to meet with Airmen who support, train, and execute the expeditionary mission here July 15.


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Bujutsu adds to Airmen, families’ tool boxes

Posted  December 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo Judith McIntosh applies pressure to her husband, Robert’s wrist, causing him to release his simulated weapon during the Nesei Bujutsu class at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 9. Students are taught to use pressure points and small joint pressure to cause assailants to release weapons…

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Thunderbirds release 2015 show schedule

Posted  December 12, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have finalized their 2015 show schedule. In its 62nd season, the team is slated to perform 71 demonstrations at 39 locations. The flying unit, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will perform its first public flyover of 2015 at the…

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Things to know about gift cards

Posted  December 12, 2014

Courtesy photo NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many gifts exchange hands during the holiday season. One of the most popular, easiest and convenient of gifts is the gift card. Almost every store offers gift cards for their products or services. Gift cards can satisfy even the most particular recipients since they choose what to purchase…

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SecAF: ISIL fight requires comprehensive approach

Posted  December 12, 2014

The air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working as part of the ongoing joint effort to disrupt, degrade and destroy the terrorist organization, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Dec. 9.

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Family Dynamics: CMSAF, wife Athena talk about AF life at home

Posted  December 12, 2014

In a special edition of CHIEFchat, the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader and his wife sat down with a group of Airmen and their dependents for a candid conversation about family life in the force.

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Falcons to face Western Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Posted  December 12, 2014

The Air Force Falcons accepted a bid to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 20, in Boise, Idaho, against Western Michigan from the Mid-American Conference.

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Airmen, Soldiers train to employ as integrated force

Posted  December 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed A paratrooper assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., glides to a landing during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise 14B on the Nevada Test and Training Range Dec. 6. JFE, as part of a restructured…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 12, 2014

Q. Does TRICARE cover urgent care?     Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Community Happenings – December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Tech. Sgt. Billy Joe Thomas, assigned to 432nd Maintenance Squadron, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Kimberley Anderson, 432d Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB at (240) 215-7236 or DSN 384-6056. Blood drive dates:…

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Nellis Airman powered by innovation

Posted  December 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Master Sgt. Shane Sneary, an Air Force Repair Enhancement Program manager with the 57th Maintenance Group, answers questions during an interview with the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 31. Sneary was interviewed about his cost-saving submission…

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