Featured Headlines

Courtesy photo Air Force

The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

nellis-irma1 Local

Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

Air Force photograph Local

First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Local

64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Local

Building bonds with man’s best friend

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Health & Safety

Flu vaccine available at Nellis AFB

Posted  November 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Allergy and Immunizations Clinic is offering the flu vaccine at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here. Although the flu vaccine is available to dependents and retirees, receiving the vaccine is mandatory for all active duty personnel. The flu line is open Monday to…

Full Story »

Commentary

The importance of mentorship

Posted  November 6, 2015

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — When I worked at U.S. Africa Command, the organization took steps to connect its member countries and cultures, to include referencing local proverbs during meetings. The most frequently mentioned saying was, “If you want to travel fast, travel alone; if you want to travel far, travel together.” This was…

Full Story »

CFC%20LOGO
Commentary

How CFC helps

Posted  November 6, 2015

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — The Combined Federal Campaign is something I look forward to each year. It is important to me because it easily permits me to support organizations that raise awareness, funds research and assists those afflicted by a rare genetic disorder that runs in my family. One of my older brothers…

Full Story »

Lockheed Martin photo by Chad Bellay
Air Force

F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots

Posted  November 6, 2015

For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30.

Full Story »

F35
Local

Nellis F-35 flies 1,000th sortie

Posted  November 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline An F-35A Lightning II takes off from the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 22. The aircraft was preparing to fly its 1,000th sortie for Nellis AFB’s F-35A program. The F-35 is designed to provide the pilot with unsurpassed situational awareness, positive target identification…

Full Story »