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Robotic system advances minimally invasive surgery

The 99th Surgical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., performed their first robotic general surgery using the da Vinci Surgery System, April 3, at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center.

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99th MDG participates in Mercy Air Life Flight exercise

The Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center conducted a Mercy Air Life Flight exercise in March, at the medical center’s helipad on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Air Force

Airmen chart new path for female-specific flight equipment

The Air Force is working to redesign the gear used by female pilots across the force after facing challenges with current flight equipment. “We have women performing in every combat mission, and we owe it to them to have gear that fits, is suited for a woman’s frame and [one] can be in for hours on end,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein at a Defense Writers Group breakfast March 2018 in Washington, D.C.

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Pilot experiences Red Flag for first time

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie Capt. Kyle Benham, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II fighter jet pilot, stands in front of an F-35A at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 18, 2019. Benham participated in his first Red Flag at Nellis to improve combat readiness as a pilot with a multitude…

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726th ACS gives Red Flag eyes over the NTTR

The 726th Air Control Squadron are providing comprehensive radar coverage on the Nevada Test and Training Range for all the pilots flying in Red Flag 19-2 this month. A team of Airmen from multiple career fields has come together at a mobile simulated forward operation base to watch over hundreds on nautical miles of the NTTR.


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Planes by day, cars by night: Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted  November 13, 2015

During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in a remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster.

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DoD

DOD VOLED to hold virtual education fair Nov. 19

Posted  November 13, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. — In an effort to expand the reach of military voluntary education and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Program will host its first virtual education fair Nov. 19. The online fair is designed to enable members’ participation from anywhere in…

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Hustler Trough II

Posted  November 13, 2015

U.S. Army photograph by Sgt. Jessica R. Littlejohn Airmen assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., check the flight line for debris at Biggs Army Airfield during Hustler Trough at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Nov. 2. Hustler Trough, a joint training exercise, combining the expertise of Soldiers and Airmen from…

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823rd MXS keeps Pave Hawks healthy

Posted  November 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Warrell Rickets, 823rd Maintenance Squadron specialist, prepares to remove an adel clamp on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10. The adel clamp holds wire bundles together, and Rickets needed to remove the clamp to install a washer…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  November 13, 2015

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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