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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Salutes & Awards

Danger zone: Weapons Airman awarded Bronze star

Master Sgt. Christopher Boscoe, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 weapons section chief, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal here Feb. 3.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Local

Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours

She’s more than 60 feet long and stands about two stories tall. She’s been many different colors — she’s currently grey — and shades of her past ‘lives’ can still be seen all over her body.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Air Force

Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

Culture is an ever-changing manifestation of arts and intellect. It allows for people of all shapes, ethnicities and backgrounds alike to express themselves through tattoos where their pride, beliefs or imaginative elements are forever inked on their skin.

U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw Local

F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-1, the Air Force’s premier combat exercise held here.


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Salutes & Awards

USAFWS scheduler’s award-winning expertise is ‘backbone’ of school

Posted  October 21, 2016

The new squadron commander pauses in the delivery of his speech at the change-of-command ceremony. He searches the crowd until he finds a person standing in the back of the aircraft hangar.

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Commentary

Becoming human again: Developing empathy

Posted  October 21, 2016

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — From the moment we’re born, we need human interaction and crave to be understood. It can have a profound effect upon our personal lives by making us feel empowered or conversely by making us feel powerless if those needs are neglected. It also extends into our professional lives. In…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
Salutes & Awards

On Fire! 99th CES Fire Protection wins DOD Awards

Posted  October 21, 2016

When it comes to fire protection and emergencies, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases rely on trained specialists, prepared for anything. The men and women of the Fire Emergency Services department have risen to the challenge and they’ve earned the awards to prove it.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
Events

Nellis celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 21, 2016

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 was National Hispanic Heritage Month and was a time to recognize the contributions and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.

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DoD

DOD announces new-hire probationary period

Posted  October 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — The probationary period for many new civilian employees hired by the Defense Department on or after Nov. 26, 2015, has changed from one year to two years, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy said. Julie Blanks confirmed the change to the statute governing the probationary period in a…

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