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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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Drug take back campaign coming to NAFB

Posted  September 26, 2014

The National Drug Take Back Day will be held at the Exchange here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27.

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Air Force leaders sign Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

Posted  September 26, 2014

Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

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‘Line-D’ delivers, connects bombs to jets

Posted  September 26, 2014

With both of his hands on the steering wheel, Senior Airman Kevin Villaran, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions line delivery crew chief, stares at the open road in front of him.

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ACC commander outlines imperatives for the Combat Air Force

Posted  September 26, 2014

“The ability to provide dominant combat airpower underpins our nation’s ability to pursue and protect our vital interests, and without it, we put at risk the precious bastion of liberty, the United States of America.”

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Laboratory: Hunting microscopic enemies

Posted  September 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airman 1st Class Dalton Barrie, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical lab technician phase II student, practices drawing blood from Tech. Sgt. Patricia Trejosanchez, 99th MDSS NCO in charge of chemistry section, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 26, 2014

Q:“Are TRICARE deductibles and co-payments fixed, or do they increase as I get older?” A: TRICARE deductibles and co-payments are established by law; they may change if the law changes. At this time they are not linked to age, but are linked to the particular TRICARE option being used (Standard/Extra/Prime).   Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil

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Community Happenings – September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

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

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AFAS helps ease financial stress

Posted  September 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted  September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from…

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Why I became a victim advocate for fellow Airmen

Posted  September 19, 2014

Editor’s note: Though the author chose to remain anonymous, this is the real story of one Airman’s experience with sexual assault. Be mindful that no two sexual assault stories are the same. If you, or anyone you know, has been or is currently a victim of any sexual crime, contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator…

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