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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…

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‘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….

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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.

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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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Thrift Savings Plan officials warn against unsanctioned app

Posted  March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A free iPhone app for the Thrift Savings Plan available at the Apple App Store could pose a security risk, program officials warned. A notice on the Thrift Savings Plan website says the “TSP Funds” app, which asks participants for their account login information, is not sanctioned. “This app is not being…

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Intramural Champions

Posted  March 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Kendal Dismute, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, shoots a free throw during the intramural basketball championship game against the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron March 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th CES defeated the 57th AMXS 61 -55 to become the intramural basketball champions.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 15, 2013

Q: How would I know if I can continue to have my Primary Care provider after April 1? A. United Healthcare Military and Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31….

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Raptors soar during Red Flag 13-3 . . .

Posted  March 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster A three-ship formation of F-22 Raptors from the 27th Fighter Squadron out of Langley Air Force Base, Va., participate in Red Flag 13-3 March 5, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The exercise is hosted by the 414th Combat Training Squadron out of Nellis AFB,…

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Furloughs can begin April 26 DOD comptroller says

Posted  March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department’s comptroller said here March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning process with a Pentagon audience. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in…

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Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

Posted  March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will continue to be evaluated to determine the way ahead in fiscal 2014….

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Former WAC interviewed as one of oldest living Airmen

Posted  March 15, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — After Mildred McDowell left the Air Force in 1949, she had one regret – that she no longer had her Women’s Army Corps uniform. Fortunately, the year before she died, someone read a story about her life and sent her a replacement. When McDowell died at the age of 104…

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Sequestration impacts ripple across Air Force

Posted  March 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the House Appropriations Committee’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, March 5 in Washington, D.C. (AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders issued updated guidance to leaders of Air Force major commands and addressed the service’s…

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Nellis AMU receives Lightning IIs

Posted  March 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo To the right of the nose gear, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeffery G. Lofgren, left, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, and Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, right, 57th Wing commander, wait to greet the pilots of the two F-35 Lighting IIs that arrived at Nellis Air Force…

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Community Happenings – March 22, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2013

Warrior Fitness Center hosts Shamrock 5K U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam   Runners ran the Shamrock 5-kilometer run outside the Warrior Fitness Center March 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior Fitness Center organizes 5-kilometer runs throughout the year to promote fitness and health. Brian Beachum, 757th Aircraft…

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