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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,…

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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…

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Airmen honored, players fly high at USA men’s basketball scrimmage

Posted  August 8, 2014

  U.S. Air Force Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., stand at attention during the singing of the National Anthem before a USA Basketball Men’s National Team intra-squad scrimmage at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas Aug. 1. The Airmen recently returned from deployment and were honored during the scrimmage.    …

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Air Force

Team works to solve POV shipment issues

Posted  August 8, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command are standing up a team of transportation experts this week to quickly address the most significant challenges and concerns military customers are facing when shipping their privately owned vehicles. On May 1, International Auto Logistics, known as IAL, assumed…

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AFREP saves Nellis millions in repair costs

Posted  August 8, 2014

While Nellis Airmen may be familiar with the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the 57th Maintenance Group’s Air Force Repair Enhancement Program shop exists to take care of equipment if it does break.

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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted  August 8, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31. The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information…

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Air Force tests new chief master sergeant EPR form

Posted  August 8, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force leaders will test the newly developed AF Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report [CMSgt], during the calendar year 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, which convenes at the Pentagon in September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Development of a chief master sergeant evaluation form is…

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99th LRS vehicle maintenance drives mission

Posted  August 8, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airmen assigned to the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance flight repair and maintain government owned vehicles at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aug. 5. The 80,000 square foot state of the art facility helps the flight manage more than 1,800 vehicles, the largest fleet…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  August 8, 2014

Q. Should my doctor use my Department of Defense benefits number or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim?    A. Your doctor can use either number. If they need help filing claims, they can contact the regional contractor.   Contact Information North Region Contractor, Health Net 1-877-TRICARE, 1-877-874-2273 www.hnfs.com  South Region Contractor, Humana Military 1-800-444-5445…

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Community Happenings – August 8, 2014

Posted  August 8, 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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823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

Posted  August 1, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural mainframe craftsman, replace the structural strap on the tail pylon of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during an accelerated inspection phase, July 25 at Nellis…

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Analog Leadership in a Digital World

Posted  August 1, 2014

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — In today’s military, every service member is a leader, and we all live in a “digital world.” Look around any gathering of people; most of us are online with some form of computer or electronic device the majority of time we are awake. At home station or deployed, portable electronic devices…

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