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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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99th CONS delivers millions in FY 14

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Contracting Squadron closed out a banner year on Sept. 30 for the Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range executing $175 million in the base central acquisition and contract performance management program in fiscal year 2014.   Working with a broad variety of…

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Pregnant with cancer: A story of survival, resilience

Posted  October 10, 2014

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — On April 16, 2007, I got a call no expecting mother would dream of receiving. “We got the results from your biopsy and it came back malignant.” Did the doctor just say I had cancer? I first discovered the lump during Christmas break. It was so small that it was barely…

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Nellis AFB hosts Simon Sinek

Posted  October 10, 2014

Simon Sinek, an internationally renowned speaker and author, uses a metal detector to locate a mine set up by Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 1. Sinek’s visit also included interactions with 99th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handlers and 58th Rescue Squadron members, a visit to the 66th…

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Troops to Teachers helps Airmen serve after separation

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Retired Master Sgt. Carl Vetter, assistant Aerospace Science instructor at Cimarron-Memorial High School, corrects a Junior ROTC cadet during an open ranks inspection in Las Vegas, Oct. 7. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for more than 26 years, Vetter retired and utilized the…

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Bundle up for colder weather properly

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler As the cooler winter months approach, it is important to remember to comply with Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, when dressing for the day. According to AFI 36-2903, the watch cap may be worn only when approved…

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OPSEC: Everyone’s responsibility

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone who’s been around the military has heard the term Operations Security, or OPSEC, but do they really know what it means? Many people think OPSEC is all about classified information, when the opposite is true; OPSEC targets critical and sensitive unclassified information. OPSEC is a fundamental principle of the Air…

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Expanding combat capability: AMMOS graduates 24 from Combat Support Course

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Maintenance officers from across the Air Force graduated from the Combat Support Course — the 29th since its inception in 2003 — held at the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School, or AMMOS, Oct. 3, 2014. The Combat Support Course, or CSC, provides mid-level captains the…

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Air Force rebuts report due to outdated data

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Air Force believes a recent Department of Defense Inspector General report that critiqued Air Force MQ-9 procurement plans to buy 401 Reaper aircraft, stating that 46 aircraft may not be needed, is based on data that is out of date.

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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The Air Force recently implemented two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses…

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Substantiated sex-related offenses must be documented in official records

Posted  October 10, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Any complaint of a sex-related offense committed by an Airman occurring on or after Dec. 26, 2013 that resulted or results in conviction by court-martial, non-judicial punishment or punitive administrative action must be documented on the offender’s enlisted performance report, officer performance report, training report or mandatory letter of evaluation, Air…

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