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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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U-2 returns to Red Flag

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flags.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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100-plus aircraft fly in for exercise Red Flag 16-3

The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11.

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Air Force kicks off Red Flag 16-3

The Air Force kicked off a three-week long Red Flag 16-3 exercise on July 11, 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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In Your Corner

Posted  March 18, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s the fifth round of the fight. You are exhausted and the sweat from your brow makes it hard to see. Every muscle aches; the bell rings and you stagger to your stool by the ropes. Who is in your corner? I’m a boxing fan. I look at life…

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Piecing the puzzle together, RPAs provide crucial CAP capabilities: Pre-flight maintenance

Posted  March 18, 2016

With a mission fully planned, remotely piloted aircraft and ground control stations must be in complete working order to ensure the aircrew has an operational Remotely Piloted Aircraft to get the mission done successfully and safely.

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Sequestration poses biggest threat to readiness, military leaders say

Posted  March 18, 2016

WASHINGTON—The biggest challenge to the military’s readiness is sequestration, military leaders said on Capitol Hill today. Sequestration is a provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that imposes across-the-board spending cuts if Congress and the White House cannot agree on more targeted cuts aimed at reducing the budget deficit. The uncertain and restrictive budget…

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43rd Annual AFAF campaign kicks off

Posted  March 18, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It is that time of year again; the kick-off of the 43rd Annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign at Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada Test and Training Range. Determined long ago, the permanent theme “Commitment to Caring” has exemplified the dedication that we as Airmen have shown over the…

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Weathers it all; another ACC win for weather flight

Posted  March 18, 2016

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing weather flight received its second consecutive Air Combat Command Weather Flight of the Year award Feb. 29, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. To receive the award, a flight must submit an Air Force form 1206 with a list of team accomplishments,…

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