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Robotic system advances minimally invasive surgery

The 99th Surgical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., performed their first robotic general surgery using the da Vinci Surgery System, April 3, at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center.

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99th MDG participates in Mercy Air Life Flight exercise

The Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center conducted a Mercy Air Life Flight exercise in March, at the medical center’s helipad on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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Airmen chart new path for female-specific flight equipment

The Air Force is working to redesign the gear used by female pilots across the force after facing challenges with current flight equipment. “We have women performing in every combat mission, and we owe it to them to have gear that fits, is suited for a woman’s frame and [one] can be in for hours on end,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein at a Defense Writers Group breakfast March 2018 in Washington, D.C.

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Pilot experiences Red Flag for first time

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie Capt. Kyle Benham, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II fighter jet pilot, stands in front of an F-35A at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 18, 2019. Benham participated in his first Red Flag at Nellis to improve combat readiness as a pilot with a multitude…

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726th ACS gives Red Flag eyes over the NTTR

The 726th Air Control Squadron are providing comprehensive radar coverage on the Nevada Test and Training Range for all the pilots flying in Red Flag 19-2 this month. A team of Airmen from multiple career fields has come together at a mobile simulated forward operation base to watch over hundreds on nautical miles of the NTTR.


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MQ-9 detachment becomes fully operational

Posted  March 4, 2019

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Greg Semmel, Air National Guard assistant to the commander in United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Forces in Africa, center, cuts a ribbon with the help of Polish air force Col. Lukasz Andrzejewski,12th Unmanned Aerial Vehicle base commander, Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, left, and U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew…

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388th FW Red Flag honorary commanders tour Nellis

Posted  March 1, 2019

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Honorary commanders visit the Threat Training Facility’s “petting zoo” at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 2, 2019. Honorary commanders toured Nellis AFB alongside 388th Fighter Wing leadership. Pilots and maintainers from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron and the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (based at Hill…

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Around the Air Force: Non-deployable Airmen/Venezuela aid/Red Flag

Posted  March 1, 2019

On this look Around the Air Force, the Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen, three C-17 Globemaster IIIs deliver humanitarian aid for Venezuela and Airmen wrap up F-35 Lightning II flying operations for Exercise Red Flag.

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Congressional representatives visit Nellis airmen for Red Flag

Posted  March 1, 2019

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy Representative John Garamendi, D-Calif., and other Congressional Representatives meet with Nellis Airmen during a Congressional Delegation visit for Red Flag 19-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 8, 2019. Red Flag integrates the core missions of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Command and Control; Air and Space…

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Dare to fail

Posted  March 1, 2019

I don’t recall my specific age, but I remember being out of college and getting ready to leave for Officer Training School when my father handed me a small package. Inside was a frame, not with the expected picture of my family, but a poem that begins with, “You’ve failed many times, although you may…

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