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U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Air Force

Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

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

‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Defenders safeguard assets during Red Flag

During every Red Flag exercise, an increased number of personnel and equipment finds its way here. Units from around the world come to experience and participate in the best training they can receive in the air, space and cyberspace realm of operations.

Air Force photograph by Brad Camara Air Force

ACC, AMC training centers collaborate to increase warfighter support

Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, visited the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center to meet with Airmen who support, train, and execute the expeditionary mission here July 15.


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Veterans

President pledges support to veterans

Posted  August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — The country is welcoming home a new wave of veterans, and Americans have a sacred trust to get them the benefits they earned, President Barack Obama said Aug. 26. In a speech to the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama said more than a million service members will return to…

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Local

Nellis Chaplain Corps’ diversity offers different point of view

Posted  August 29, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Approximately 14.6 percent of today’s U.S. military members are women. For decades, women have held high-ranking positions leading Airmen in times of war and peace, and for approximately 40 years, women have also led Airmen spiritually as military chaplains. Two female chaplains and a female chaplain candidate serve at…

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U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Jason Coulliard
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Health & Safety

Don’t drink, drive: AADD saves lives

Posted  August 29, 2014

U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Jason Coulliard AADD operates from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. All calls are anonymous and there is no charge to use the service. Although AADD seems like a convenient service to use, it is not a cab service and should not be treated…

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Local

U.S. Navy trains side by side with 99th SFS

Posted  August 29, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Once a month, the U.S. Navy Operational Support Center-Las Vegas pairs up with the 99th Security Forces Squadron to check ID cards and secure the gates here. The members of the U.S. NOSC Las Vegas were looking for a creative way to enhance the training experience of their Master…

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

Re-sale lot helps owners sell vehicles

Posted  August 29, 2014

The Nellis re-sale lot, or “lemon lot,” here is a place where Department of Defense ID cardholders can sell their privately-owned vehicles.

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U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Hubbard
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Air Force

Romania air base replaces Transit Center Manas

Posted  August 29, 2014

“It’s so green here,” is often the first words uttered from service members as they step off an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III here after arriving from Afghanistan or other deployed locations.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  August 29, 2014

  Q: How do I file a medical appeal?   A: To file a medical appeal, follow the instructions on your explanation of benefits or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to your regional contractor. See below for the address. Claims Appeals: North Region Health Net Federal Services, LLC. TRICARE Claim Appeals…

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Events

Community Happenings – August 29, 2014

Posted  August 29, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set, Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m. at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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Health & Safety

Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

Posted  August 22, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…

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Air Force

F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

Posted  August 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D due to initial structural…

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