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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Local

31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.


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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty
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Salutes & Awards

Creech Airman resurrects AGE equipment, saves AF thousands

Posted  June 5, 2015

Since fiscal 2013, the Air Force has faced the effects of sequestration, resulting in the reduction of manning needed to complete the mission while working with a tighter budget.

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History behind Air Force guidon

Posted  June 5, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This time of year, hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a ceremony somewhere in the world with four people in front of a formation. The guidon bearer, usually the senior enlisted member or first sergeant, stands behind three officers and at the appointed time, hands the flag…

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Commentary

Are you MAD or SAD?

Posted  June 5, 2015

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — There are two distinct types of Airmen who serve: those who are here to make a difference, MAD, and those who are selfish and distracting, SAD. Each of us were equipped to be MAD once we graduated initial military training and our various technical training schools; we had the…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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Vet visits NAFB first time in 75 years

Posted  June 5, 2015

Boisterous laughs and smiles as wide as the sea engulfed the room as friends and family surrounded a wooden conference room table to hear 92 year old Jobie Hammock recall decades-old memories of his time in service.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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Kendall cites progress on F-35 performance, schedule, cost

Posted  June 5, 2015

The F-35 Lightning II program, also know as the Joint Strike Fighter program, is making progress on performance, schedule and cost, Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told U.S. reporters last week during a teleconference from Norway.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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‘Challenger’ visits Airmen, families

Posted  June 5, 2015

He stands almost three feet tall and despite his weighty appearance, only tips the scale at approximately six pounds. He embodies strength and is seen as a patriotic symbol of freedom.

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Headquarters Air Force A4 changes to Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection

Posted  June 5, 2015

WASHINGTON—As part of the Future Air Force Organization initiatives, the Air Force standard office symbol code title for the Headquarters Air Force A4 area of responsibility changed from “Logistics, Installations and Mission Support” to “Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection” May 22. This title change is part of an effort aimed at better aligning the Air…

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Archaeologist preserves heritage, history

Posted  June 5, 2015

Archaeology offers the present-day society a different perspective on human history and culture of the past by examining the cause and effects of changes that occurred in human cultures over time.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Conroy
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‘New Horizons’ readies U.S. to deploy, conduct joint operations

Posted  June 5, 2015

About 100 Army, Air Force and Marine Corps engineering and medical personnel began exercise New Horizons in Honduras June 1, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters June 2.

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Airmen sharpen expeditionary skills during Warrior Challenge

Posted  June 5, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter An Airman participating in the Warrior Challenge assembles a component of an M-9 pistol during the contest at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 29. Airmen had a total of five minutes to assemble two M-9s and two M-4 carbine rifles before point deductions were…

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