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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Health & Safety

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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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