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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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Rescue goes down range

Posted  October 3, 2014

When a U.S. service member or allied troop becomes wounded on the battlefield and their condition becomes dire, it falls upon the shoulders of a few to make sure that warrior comes home alive.

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Health & Safety

Importance of solid workplace safety practices

Posted  October 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you’re not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork.  However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown…

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65th AGRS inactivated

Posted  October 3, 2014

  Lt. Col. Gregory Wintill, former commander of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, cases the 65th AGRS flag at the Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept 26. The 65th AGRS has helped to train thousands of service members by acting in the aggressor role during exercises such as Red Flag, and…

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Events

Combined Federal Campaign 2014 kicks off

Posted  October 3, 2014

The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off here Sept. 2 and will run through Dec. 15.

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Local

Green Flag gains new dimensions

Posted  October 3, 2014

The final rendition of Green Flag-West for fiscal year 2014, brought in many firsts. Green Flag 14-10 took place Sept. 12 to 26.

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Commentary

Global access can also mean global cyber crime

Posted  October 3, 2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which has become increasingly important in recent years as global Internet use continues to grow exponentially.

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Air Force

Oct. 1 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted  October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility and ongoing civilian force management programs.   Military force management Due to adjustments for operational requirements and additional voluntary separations, judge advocates [51J], operations research analysts [61A] in the 2002 year group, and acquisition managers [63A]…

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AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

Posted  October 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1. Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking…

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World

‘Decisive’ air power thwarts ISIL’s capabilities, official says

Posted  October 3, 2014

Airpower has stymied Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, with the Air Force accomplishing 74 percent of the more than 240 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since Aug. 8, a senior Air Force official told reporters at the Pentagon Sept. 29.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 3, 2014

Q:” Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?” A: There are two parts to your question.    1. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, your child needs to have a Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by…

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