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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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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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MOFMC offers services for breastfeeding moms

Posted  August 14, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Often times, active duty moms can find themselves struggling to provide nourishment for their child due to time constraints, lack of support, stress, or just the constant tug and pull of military life. With the month of August designated as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical…

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Seeing things unseen by human eyes (Photo essay)

Posted  August 14, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Joey Mabrey, a contractor with the 57th Maintanence Group, looks for abnormalities on and around an aircraft part using an eddy current, at the Nondestructive Inspection Laboratory on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 11. Mabrey uses the information received during the current to find…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 14, 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 14, 2015

Posted  August 14, 2015

NELLIS AFB COMMISSARY CLOSURE: The Commissary will be closed starting Tue., Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. until Fri., 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…

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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted  August 7, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May…

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‘Eye in the sky’: RPA Airmen in Red Flag fight

Posted  August 7, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Staff Sgt. Lloyd, an 18th Reconnaissance Squadron MQ-1B Predator sensor operator, flies a remotely piloted aircraft training sortie in support of Red Flag 15-3 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., July 23. The goal of participating in Red Flag exercises was to fully integrate RPAs into…

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Defining moments

Posted  August 7, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary, a feature or trait characteristic, moral or ethical quality, qualities of honesty, courage, and to no surprise, integrity. Since it has so many different meanings, it can be made to adapt to so many different types of people. Courage…

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How many pieces of military flair are on your social media?

Posted  August 7, 2015

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Being a member of the United States Air Force should without question be a source of pride. The service you render to the United States is a vital one and retired Air Force members and family members take an equal pride in the service they have and do…

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RPA prophecy fulfilled, oldest RPA squadron celebrates 20 years

Posted  August 7, 2015

Courtesy photo On Jan. 28, 2010, an RQ-1 Predator assigned to the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Muniz, Puerto Rico, enroute to provide over watch during Operation Unified Response, the humanitarian response to a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The 11th RS celebrated the 20th anniversary of its activation at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary…

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Selva confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Posted  August 7, 2015

The Senate last week confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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