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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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ATC: ‘Cleared for takeoff’

Posted  August 7, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Airman 1st Class Jacob Garcia, 57th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, keeps track of departing and arriving aircraft on a traffic-counting device in the control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4. Controllers must track the number of aircraft coming in and…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  August 7, 2015

Q: What breast pump supplies are covered? A: TRICARE covers: • Standard power adapters • Tubing and tubing adaptors • Locking rings • Bottles • Bottle caps • Shield/splash protectors • Storage bags • Up to two breast pump kits per birth event TRICARE doesn’t cover (unless part of a breast pump kit): • Breast pump…

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Community Happenings – August 7, 2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

NELLIS AFB COMMISSARY CLOSURE: The Commissary will be closed starting Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. until Aug. 28 at 8 a.m., due to a complete store reset of the dry and frozen areas of the sales floor. NELLIS Air Force Base Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in…

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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

Posted  July 31, 2015

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

Posted  July 31, 2015

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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Separated but not alone

Posted  July 31, 2015

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “how am…

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Mishap prevention 101

Posted  July 31, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Here is something I would like to share with my readers. This information is geared toward supervisors, but we all play a part in the mishap prevention program, and when we know better, we tend to do better. I will discuss a few things supervisors should do within their…

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Salutes & Awards

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

Posted  July 31, 2015

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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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

Posted  July 31, 2015

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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Health & Safety

Think before you drink: LVAADD saves careers, lives

Posted  July 31, 2015

On most Friday and Saturday nights, bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas are filled with people packed in like sardines.

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