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Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: A history of innovation

The MQ-1 Predator has contributed to U.S. war fighting efforts in unprecedented ways, and is scheduled to sunset on March 9, 2018, as the Air Force transitions to an all-MQ-9 Reaper force.

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Flag Friday strengthens camaraderie among Red Flag 18-1 participants

Red Flag 18-1 paused flying operations Feb. 9, 2018, to strengthen camaraderie between the U.S. and coalition combat air forces through a day of briefings and educational engagement at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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RAAF wraps up Red Flag 18-1

Red Flag 18-1 came to an end Feb. 16 for the Royal Australian Air Force, which traveled more than 8,000 miles with nearly 300 service members and multiple aircraft to participate in the U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise.

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Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support of the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations

Posted  June 9, 2017

For 68 years, the legacy of the United States Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has been to adapt to the current warfare environment in order to produce experts in air power and leaders.

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Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator

Posted  June 9, 2017

The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System [http://militarypay.defense.gov/BlendedRetirement/] comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an informed…

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Las Vegas native serves at sea aboard Navy’s largest warship

Posted  June 9, 2017

A Las Vegas native and Sierra Vista High school graduate, Airman Quevin Caldwell is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Caldwell works as an aviation boatswain’s mate aboard the Norfolk-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational…

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Air Force pair sweep individual gold; Navy men, Air Force women take team gold

Posted  June 9, 2017

Photograph by Steven Dinote Air Force Staff Sgt. James McTaggart of Nellis AFB, Nev.; Tech. Sgt. Chuck Kropog of Yokota, Air Base, Japan; and Army Sgt. 1st Class Damian Codrington of Fort Hood, Texas, take gold, silver and bronze respectively at the Armed Forces Bowling Championship hosted at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May5-8…

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Wing commander visits local police

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph On June 5, Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and Nellis AFB security forces personnel, visited the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Northeast Area Command.   Air Force photograph During his visit to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Northeast Area Command June 5, Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base…

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