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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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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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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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