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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.

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64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.

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Building bonds with man’s best friend

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.


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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  November 20, 2015

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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Airmen come together during Nellis Family/Sports Day

Posted  November 20, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Participants in the Nellis Family/Sports Day event watch an orientation flight by the Thunderbirds on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13. The event was open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders to thank them for their sacrifices.   U.S. Air…

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Obama: U.S., allies will redouble efforts in wake of ISIL attacks

Posted  November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — The G-20 meeting in Antalya, Turkey, that ended Nov. 16 was supposed to address the economy. But the Nov. 13 terrorist attack on Paris changed that agenda, and President Barack Obama pledged to redouble efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIL took credit for the attacks on Paris that…

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Eglin crew chiefs advance with F-35

Posted  November 20, 2015

As the Air Force continues to develop its newest fighter jet, the F-35A Lightning II, the 33rd Fighter Wing ensures the Airmen tasked with taking care of it receive the training they need to advance with it.

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Creech detachment enhances RPA maintenance

Posted  November 20, 2015

Maintaining fully trained Airmen for the U.S. Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft enterprise is a daunting task.

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