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U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Air Force

Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Defenders safeguard assets during Red Flag

During every Red Flag exercise, an increased number of personnel and equipment finds its way here. Units from around the world come to experience and participate in the best training they can receive in the air, space and cyberspace realm of operations.

Air Force photograph by Brad Camara Air Force

ACC, AMC training centers collaborate to increase warfighter support

Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, visited the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center to meet with Airmen who support, train, and execute the expeditionary mission here July 15.


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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

Posted  June 26, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., waits off the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill AFB, Fla., after refueling during a Green Flag 15-08 training sortie in the…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  June 26, 2015

Q: When is the Hospital scheduling the 2015 school/sports physicals? A: July 14, 20, 22 and 30, and Aug. 5, 12, 18 and 20 at the Family Medicine Residency Clinic in the main hospital. We will have appointments available for children who are 6-18 years old with no chronic health conditions (i.e. uncontrolled asthma, diabetes,…

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Community Happenings – June 19, 2015

Posted  June 26, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Base Construction: Stafford Drive will be undergoing construction which will be broken up into five…

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U.S. Air force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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UEI Capstone date fast approaching

Posted  June 19, 2015

Nearly two years ago, the base’s Unit Effectiveness Inspection cycle began under the new Air Force Inspection System.

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AFCENT commander: ISIL fears coalition airpower

Posted  June 19, 2015

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Southwest Asia — At the coalition airpower hub for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the commander and coalition partners know they are making a difference in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists. “We know from our intelligence that…

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Dear Dad: A letter to my father

Posted  June 19, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I sat in the very back of the classroom, not paying much attention to the man in blue giving a presentation to my eighth grade civics class. He was saying something about core values, pride and doing something for the community you could be proud of. He told stories…

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Leadership: Is there an app for that?

Posted  June 19, 2015

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea — The world is growing more and more dependent on technology. Even our U.S. Air Force has become automated to improve programs, processes and quality of life for Airmen. We have Facebook, smartphones, BlackBerries, MyMC2 (My Military Communities), Twitter, Facetime, Skype, webpages, Sharepoint, EMS (Evaluation Management System) and many more I…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Young impression leads Airman to career, RPA innovations

Posted  June 19, 2015

During one’s life there’s often a moment when something is said or done that will stick with them for the remainder of their life.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Las Vegas Blues bring ‘America’s Pastime’ to Airmen

Posted  June 19, 2015

When growing up, baseball or softball is a sport many parents push their children into. As time goes on, some move on to another sport, but some children keep playing all the way through high school or even college.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Posted  June 19, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations. During the campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. “This marks our sixth consecutive…

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