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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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OPSEC: Everyone’s responsibility

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone who’s been around the military has heard the term Operations Security, or OPSEC, but do they really know what it means? Many people think OPSEC is all about classified information, when the opposite is true; OPSEC targets critical and sensitive unclassified information. OPSEC is a fundamental principle of the Air…

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Salutes & Awards

Expanding combat capability: AMMOS graduates 24 from Combat Support Course

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Maintenance officers from across the Air Force graduated from the Combat Support Course — the 29th since its inception in 2003 — held at the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School, or AMMOS, Oct. 3, 2014. The Combat Support Course, or CSC, provides mid-level captains the…

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Air Force rebuts report due to outdated data

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Air Force believes a recent Department of Defense Inspector General report that critiqued Air Force MQ-9 procurement plans to buy 401 Reaper aircraft, stating that 46 aircraft may not be needed, is based on data that is out of date.

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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The Air Force recently implemented two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses…

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Substantiated sex-related offenses must be documented in official records

Posted  October 10, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Any complaint of a sex-related offense committed by an Airman occurring on or after Dec. 26, 2013 that resulted or results in conviction by court-martial, non-judicial punishment or punitive administrative action must be documented on the offender’s enlisted performance report, officer performance report, training report or mandatory letter of evaluation, Air…

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

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Ranger Assessment Course students wait for their turn to complete the water survival portion of the course at the Municipal Pool, Las Vegas, Oct. 2. Airmen from any Air Force Specialty Code are allowed to attend the RAC and become students for U.S. Army Ranger…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 10, 2014

Q:“Does TRICARE pay for power wheelchairs and scooters?” A: TRICARE may cost share on electric powered wheelchairs if they are medically necessary, based on TRICARE requirements. TRICARE won’t cover a power wheelchair or scooter for convenience, or for leisure or recreational activities. Scooters (electric-powered, cart-type vehicles) may be cost-shared as an alternate to an electric wheelchair,…

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Events

Community Happenings – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, connects his oxygen mask prior to his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first general officer in the Department of Defense to qualify…

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Physician Assistants Week 2014: Celebrating 47 years of compassion, excellence

Posted  October 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — You’ve seen us in your family’s doctor’s office, in your local emergency room, and perhaps even in the operating room. When that smiling medical provider introduces themselves as a physician assistant, or PA, who and what exactly are you meeting?  The PA is a nationally certified, state-licensed medical professional that traces…

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