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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 14, 2015

Q: What breast pump supplies are covered? A: TRICARE covers: • Standard power adapters • Tubing and tubing adaptors • Locking rings • Bottles • Bottle caps • Shield/splash protectors • Storage bags • Up to two breast pump kits per birth event TRICARE doesn’t cover (unless part of a breast pump kit): • Breast pump…

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Community Happenings – August 14, 2015

Posted  August 14, 2015

NELLIS AFB COMMISSARY CLOSURE: The Commissary will be closed starting Tue., Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. until Fri., Aug. 28 at 8 a.m., due to a complete store reset of the dry and frozen areas of the sales floor. NELLIS Air Force Base Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every…

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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted  August 7, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May…

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‘Eye in the sky’: RPA Airmen in Red Flag fight

Posted  August 7, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Staff Sgt. Lloyd, an 18th Reconnaissance Squadron MQ-1B Predator sensor operator, flies a remotely piloted aircraft training sortie in support of Red Flag 15-3 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., July 23. The goal of participating in Red Flag exercises was to fully integrate RPAs into…

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Defining moments

Posted  August 7, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary, a feature or trait characteristic, moral or ethical quality, qualities of honesty, courage, and to no surprise, integrity. Since it has so many different meanings, it can be made to adapt to so many different types of people. Courage…

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How many pieces of military flair are on your social media?

Posted  August 7, 2015

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Being a member of the United States Air Force should without question be a source of pride. The service you render to the United States is a vital one and retired Air Force members and family members take an equal pride in the service they have and do…

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RPA prophecy fulfilled, oldest RPA squadron celebrates 20 years

Posted  August 7, 2015

Courtesy photo On Jan. 28, 2010, an RQ-1 Predator assigned to the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Muniz, Puerto Rico, enroute to provide over watch during Operation Unified Response, the humanitarian response to a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The 11th RS celebrated the 20th anniversary of its activation at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary…

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Selva confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Posted  August 7, 2015

The Senate last week confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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NAFB education office informs Airmen about choices

Posted  August 7, 2015

Part of being an adult is making hard decisions. For some, the decision to go back to school and pursue a degree can be a daunting one. Since the cost of attaining higher education can make college not financially possible for many, the decision to go could be pushed to the wayside.

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Retired CMSgt, GS employee retires after 52 years

Posted  August 7, 2015

Courtesy photograph Chief Master Sgt. John Malone, right, retires after serving 26 years on active duty at a ceremony held on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in 1990. Malone served a combined 52 years on active duty and in civilian service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The year is 1963, U.S. President John F….

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