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SECAF outlines Air Force priorities during speech

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the state of the Air Force during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.

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Goldfein delivers Air Force update

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein provided an update to his three focus areas during his remarks at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017.

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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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Evolution of the combat RPA

Posted  January 20, 2017

Courtesy photo The GNAT 750 was the first long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft. After it was purchased by the United States Air Force, it would evolve into the RQ-1 Predator during the 1990s to fly its first missions over the Balkans during the Kosovo conflict. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the 1980s, the Defense…

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Nellis/Creech Disciplinary Actions

Posted  January 20, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The following is a compilation of disciplinary actions taken by Nellis and Creech commanders for drug abuse from Nov. 1, 2016 to Jan 9, 2017. Courts-Martial: • Senior Airman: On Nov. 2, a senior airman was found guilty in a summary court-martial of wrongful use of cocaine. This member…

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USAFWS WIC Class 16B Graduates

Posted  January 20, 2017

July 11-Dec. 17, 2016 8th Weapons Squadron (ABM), Nellis AFB, Nevada Capt. Nicholas G. Detloff (ACC) Capt. Gregory A. Gerrard (ACC) Capt. Erik M. Grimes ACC) Capt. John J. Manthe (PACAF) * Capt. Steven E. Verbarendse (ACC) (EC-130) (RC-135) Capt. Christopher R. Kean (ACC) Capt. Timothy C. Williams (ACC) 14th WPS (AC-130), Hurlburt Field, Fla….

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Red Flag 17-1 to be held Jan 23–Feb 10

Posted  January 20, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10. More than 80 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada twice a day and may remain in the air for up to…

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Man on the street: What is your New Year’s Resolution?

Posted  January 20, 2017

“My New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with my friends and family, as well as focus on school.” — Martina   “My New Year’s goals are to stay in shape, make my unit number one in the command and have the most NCOs selected for the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club.” — Arturo  …

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