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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,…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

Posted  February 17, 2017

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-1, the Air Force’s premier combat exercise held here.

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ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag

Posted  February 17, 2017

Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat.

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Annual weapons load recognizes superior performers, keeps skills sharp

Posted  February 17, 2017

Three-man load crews from the seven aircraft maintenance units assigned to the 57th Maintenance Group convened on the flightline here to compete in the annual weapons load crew competition Jan. 27.

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A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag 17-03

Posted  February 17, 2017

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-3, Jan. 13-27, here.

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B-1B Lancer: Hard to be humble

Posted  February 17, 2017

The engines from two powerful bombers hum at an even pace as one of the most essential airframes in the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal, the B-1B Lancer, prepares to takeoff.

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