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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 Lightning maintenance sparks Red Flag 17-1

Posted  February 3, 2017

The debut of the F-35A Lightning II at Red Flag has afforded the pilots and maintainers of the aircraft a chance to be a part of the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise.

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MQ-1 Predator airstrike stops car bomb

Posted  February 3, 2017

The MQ-1 Predator aircrew sat in the ground control station focused intently on their screens. Tension filled the air as they assessed the situation and began calculating the risks of destroying an armored vehicle suspected of carrying explosives.

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Plan A versus Plan B

Posted  February 3, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — How many of you have received an assignment that you were not crazy about? Do you ever wonder if the Air Force is playing a trick on you? As a young staff sergeant, I received a base of preference assignment and was stationed in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The…

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Salutes & Awards

Annual award winners

Posted  February 3, 2017

99th Air Base Wing Civilian Category I: Carmel Fauni, 99th Medical Group Civilian Category II: Robert Tello, 99th Mission Support Group Civilian Category III: Honolito Directo, 99th MSG Civilian Category IV: John Thompson, 99th MSG Field Grade Officer: Lt. Col. Paul Fredin, 99th MSG Company Grade Officer: Capt. Brittany Hicks, 799th Air Base Group First…

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57th MXS redesignated as 57th MUNS

Posted  February 3, 2017

A little more than seven years after it was designated as the 57th Maintenance Squadron, the squadron was inactivated.

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