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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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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted  October 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Jeffers Basic military trainees swing around a bar as part of the basic military training obstacle course Sept. 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The obstacle course was approximately 1.5 miles long depending on what 14 obstacles were open. The course was permanently closed Sept. 24…

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Community Happenings – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Nellis Open House 2014: The 2014 Open House celebrates the 21st century Air Force and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. This year’s Open House is scheduled for Nov. 8 and  9. 10 a.m. – Buses Start/Gates Open 11 a.m. – Opening Ceremony 11:15 a.m. – Start of Flying Show 3:45 p.m. – Flying…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 17, 2014

Q:“I just got married, how do I sign-up my spouse for TRICARE?” A: You will need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, by completing a DD Form 1172, Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card and DEERS Enrollment. Provide this form and any other required documents to the Nellis Air…

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Nellis Open House returns Nov. 8-9

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Clover-Loop Opener to kick off their performance during the final day of the Artic Thunder air show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 27. The Thunderbirds are one of many acts that will take to the skies during…

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From Airmen to Rangers: RAC First step to coveted Ranger tab

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As one of the most physically and mentally demanding schools in the U.S. military, the U.S. Army Ranger School builds leaders through its strenuous training. For Airmen seeking to attend Ranger School, they must first make it through the Ranger Assessment Course. The RAC is a 15-day course that…

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99th CONS delivers millions in FY 14

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Contracting Squadron closed out a banner year on Sept. 30 for the Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range executing $175 million in the base central acquisition and contract performance management program in fiscal year 2014.   Working with a broad variety of…

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Pregnant with cancer: A story of survival, resilience

Posted  October 10, 2014

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — On April 16, 2007, I got a call no expecting mother would dream of receiving. “We got the results from your biopsy and it came back malignant.” Did the doctor just say I had cancer? I first discovered the lump during Christmas break. It was so small that it was barely…

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Nellis AFB hosts Simon Sinek

Posted  October 10, 2014

Simon Sinek, an internationally renowned speaker and author, uses a metal detector to locate a mine set up by Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 1. Sinek’s visit also included interactions with 99th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handlers and 58th Rescue Squadron members, a visit to the 66th…

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Troops to Teachers helps Airmen serve after separation

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Retired Master Sgt. Carl Vetter, assistant Aerospace Science instructor at Cimarron-Memorial High School, corrects a Junior ROTC cadet during an open ranks inspection in Las Vegas, Oct. 7. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for more than 26 years, Vetter retired and utilized the…

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Bundle up for colder weather properly

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler As the cooler winter months approach, it is important to remember to comply with Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, when dressing for the day. According to AFI 36-2903, the watch cap may be worn only when approved…

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