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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….

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

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.

Air Force photograph by Brad Camara Air Force

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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Air Force

In Pictures: Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted  October 19, 2012

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager and Capt. David Vincent, 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, commemorated the 65th anniversary of breaking of the sound barrier by flying from Las Vegas to Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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Health & Safety

Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers spin class

Posted  October 19, 2012

The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services, and one way the staff is doing this is by offering a spin class.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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Local

Nellis Airmen celebrate RED HORSE birthday

Posted  October 19, 2012

Airmen of the Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers, more known as RED HORSE, celebrated their birthday Oct. 12. The celebration involved physical activities and showing pride in what their unit stands for.

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Follow rules when driving government vehicles

Posted  October 19, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — People drive their privately-owned vehicles to and from their homes, to work, or to run errands around the installation every day. There are also people who drive government-owned vehicles daily on the installation to keep the mission going whether it is to refuel aircraft, deliver parts from the flightline,…

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Salutes & Awards

Diamond Sharp Award presented

Posted  October 19, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes Master Sgt. Brandy Walker, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, presents the Diamond Sharp Award to Senior Airman Andrew Higginbotham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment and pavements journeyman, as members of the First Sergeants Council look on Oct. 12, 2012, at Nellis Air Force…

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Health & Safety

Avoid the Flu with these top tips

Posted  October 19, 2012

Did you know that nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t get the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s true! And because it takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, now is the best time to get vaccinated for flu season….

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc – October 18, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

Q: Can I schedule an appointment for my spouse? A:Yes, contact the appointment line 702-653-2273 to schedule all appointments. Q: I have a difficult time reaching the referral management center. Can I dial them directly? A: No, our number is part of the medical center phone tree, but if you dial at 702-653-2273 and press…

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Status quo

Posted  October 19, 2012

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — We have all heard it from somebody or been the person to say, “But, that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Why is that? Is it because it is easier to go with the status quo than try to invoke change? I believe the thought of change tends…

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Kasey Close
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How we look in uniform can make a difference

Posted  October 19, 2012

It’s said that “a picture is worth a 1,000 words,” but what is said when a military member is wearing his uniform wrong or looks unprofessional, especially since sending information around the world is a lot quicker with today’s technology?

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Sexual assault victims are not alone

Posted  October 19, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORE BASE, Nev. — The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office here is dedicated to promoting a base-wide wingman culture to reduce sexual assault risks, introduce meaningful prevention activities, and facilitate and coordinate compassionate response to sexual assault survivors and their family members in the Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and Nevada…

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