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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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On this day in history….

Posted  October 5, 2012

The Week of October 6: 1683 – The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. 1847 – “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London. 1848 – The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor…

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Events

Community Happenings – October 5, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Jimmy D. Rivera, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. James C. Cantrell, (702) 382-8202. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt. Col. Richard T. Hauben, should contact Summary…

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Local

Rescue squadron remembers fallen hero

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Airmen from the 58th Rescue Squadron and others pay tribute and take part in a road dedication to fallen Airman, Capt. Joel Gentz, Sept. 28, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 58 RQS held a memorial service and road dedication for Gentz, who was killed in action June 9, 2010 in Afghanistan.

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Sports

At the Las Vegas Speedway

Posted  October 5, 2012

  And they are off . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, waves the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350, Sept. 29, 2012, in Las Vegas. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, formerly the NASCAR Super Truck Series, is a pickup truck racing series owned…

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In Memoriam….

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Staff Sgt. Ryan Hines, Honor Guard flight chief, renders a salute after placing a flag on Senior Airman Jimmy Rivera’s altar during a memorial service Sep. 28, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Honor Guard was on-hand to render military honors during the ceremony, which was held at Nellis as an opportunity for friends,…

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Salutes & Awards

Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award presented

Posted  October 5, 2012

(From left to right) Edward Garland, Air Force Association vice president for aerospace education, presents Col. Robert A. Garland Jr., U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, Maj. John M. Hale, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, director of operations and Gen. Mike Hostage, Air Combat Command commander, the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for the most outstanding contributions…

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Air Force

Remembering fallen Pedro 66 Airmen

Posted  October 5, 2012

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — “These things we do that others may live.” For members of the rescue community these words are more than a simple saying. It’s an oath; that no matter the danger they are placed in, if there is an opportunity to save lives, they will never hesitate to carry out…

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DOD finishes GTC conversion

Posted  October 5, 2012

The transition from the Controlled Spending Account program to the Government Travel Card program began this summer and will be completed by October.

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Health & Safety

Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers amazing abs class

Posted  October 5, 2012

The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families, by offering an Amazing Abs class.

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Sports

Red Horse Racing tour 820th RED HORSE at Nellis

Posted  October 5, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE and the Red Horse Racing team pose for a group photo during the visit to the 820th RED HORSE compound Sept. 27, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Red Horse racing team and the 820th RED HORSE created a partnership two…

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