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Three bases identified as F-16 aggressor candidate bases

Air Force officials announced Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, as candidate bases to host the 18th Aggressor Squadron and its 18 assigned F-16 Fighting Falcons Nov. 19.

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New app to solve basic computer problems across AF

As the Air Force Enterprise Service Desk goes virtual, Airmen will see a new application on their computers that allows them to immediately tackle and fix their minor information technology issues.

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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The aircrew of a C-130J Hercules sit atop the aircraft to watch the practice performance of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7. Several military and civilian aerial demonstration teams participated in the event which also…

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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Maj. Brad Matherne, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-35 test director, gives a thumbs-up during the Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 8. Matherne piloted an F-35A Lightning II during the open house, which also marked the first public display of…

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Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton Rows of crosses line the Cambridge American Cemetery, England, Nov. 11. The cemetery was dedicated in 1956 as the final resting place of 3,812 American service members. CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY, England — A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and…


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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Posted  October 24, 2014

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

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Future of AF helicopter fleets discussed at conference

Posted  October 24, 2014

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — Air Force Global Strike Command’s Helicopter Operations Division hosted the Worldwide Helicopter Conference here Oct. 7-9, to discuss the current and future state of the Air Force’s helicopter fleets. The conference promoted cross talk among the Air Force’s helicopter forces, which are principally operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific…

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Online vigilance helps reduce risk

Posted  October 24, 2014

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Why? Do you not like to see what I had for dinner last night? Too many #selfies? Are photos of my dog eating…

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Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring

Posted  October 24, 2014

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should…

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Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Posted  October 24, 2014

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.

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799th SFS turns up heat, wins Fire Muster traveling trophy

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Nellis/Creech Fire Department hosted the 4th annual Fire Muster at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, in culmination of National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2014.

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Seymour Johnson hosts latest round of Joint Aircrew Flight Equipment testing

Posted  October 24, 2014

Over the past few years, the Air Force has seen the introduction of several weapons systems that have pushed its aviation capability to new heights.

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Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

Posted  October 24, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As we all know, it is that time of year again when children of all ages dress up to have an enjoyable Halloween. With security always in mind, the 99th Security Forces Squadron would like to pass on some tips for children and parents alike. When people come on the…

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Rehabilitating minds, bodies, spirits

Posted  October 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Tech. Sgt. Jamie Garceau, 99th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of physical therapy, works with an Airman while he works on a balance ball trainer during his physical therapy appointment at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 24, 2014

Q. How do I know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems? A. Sometimes it’s hard to know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems. Having access to a trusted medical professional at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The TRICARE Nurse Advice Line, or NAL, gives beneficiaries an easy option to…

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