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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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Health & Safety

Ask the doc

Posted  February 1, 2013

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013! How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military& Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be changes…

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Salutes & Awards

Langford assumes command of NTTR

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range flag to Col. Stephen Langford, NTTR commander, during the NTTR assumption of command ceremony, Jan. 28, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The NTTR, formerly the 98th Range…

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AF to open remaining combat positions to women

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced today the rescission the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove gender-based barriers to service. “Women have shown great courage and sacrifice on…

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59th TES gets new data lab

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Members of the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron pose for a photo outside the old data lab Jan. 25, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new data lab is scheduled to open Feb. 8 to accommodate the F-35 aircraft slated to arrive at…

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Three ways to combat sexual assault

Posted  February 1, 2013

(AFNS) — While moderating the U.S. Air Force Facebook page recently, I came across a question I found personally difficult to answer. The question was asked by a concerned parent preparing to send a daughter to basic training in light of a widespread sexual assault investigation. She asked, “Will my daughter be safe?” It’s difficult…

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Be proactive before MilPDS downtime

Posted  February 1, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Thinking of returning to the “real world” of civilian life or still loving the Air Force enough to give some more years? Make sure your paperwork has been updated in the Military Personnel Data System by Feb. 15 or you could be in for a big headache. Nellis’ Military…

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480th Fighter Squadron tackles both Red, Green Flags

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Lt. Col. Marshall Chalverus, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, climbs into the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 22, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This is the first time the 480th FS has been taking…

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Community Happenings – February 8, 2012

Posted  February 8, 2013

57th MXS Munitions Flight Quarterly Closed Warehouse Inventory: In accordance with AFI21-201, Conventional Munitions Maintenance Management, Paragraph 7.11, the Munitions Storage Area will be CLOSED for a wall-to-wall inventory from March 18 to 25, 2013. All issue requests must be submitted no later than close of buisness Feb. 28. Munitions must be picked up and/or…

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Veterans

VA issues new report on suicide data

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide. In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today’s report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services…

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Down but not out: wounded warriors visit Creech

Posted  February 8, 2013

Wounded warriors from across the country toured Creech Air Force Base as part of the Swett Warrior event Jan. 28. Creech Airmen welcomed almost 100 wounded warriors from past conflicts, including one Medal of Honor recipient.

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