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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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Optometry clinic move completed

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Left: Senior Airman Nichelle Patterson, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, and Senior Airman Cody Egdorf, 99th AMDS optometry technician, check in patients June 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th AMDS optometry clinic moved to building 340 June 12 to be closer…

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Undermanned but not overwhelmed: AGE Maintainers meet mission requirements

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Ryan Motte, 423nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment mechanic, sands the stickers off a 10 ton jack in preparation to be painted at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 18. AGE maintains all the equipment necessary to power or repair the MQ-1…

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B-2 Spirits land at Nellis

Posted  June 27, 2014

Staff Sgt. Scott Schroer (left), and Tech. Sgt. Ronda Bollinger, crew chiefs assigned to the 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., marshal a B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing from Whiteman AFB, June 23 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The aircraft maintainers from the 131st Bomb Wing are all Air National Guard…

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Looking back: Commander’s tour at 99th ABW ends

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, engages in an on-camera interview with local news media during a tour of Tule Springs fossil beds in Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. Cornish and other 99th ABW leaders visited the site to show support for a…

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Not alone: Stressed families have options, support

Posted  June 27, 2014

NELLIS AIR BASE, Nev. — Being a part of a military family and living the military life can bring added stress to everyday life stressors. The added stress can range from deployments, to financial issues, to everyday family matters. Luckily, there are resources available on Nellis to help families, and individual family members, cope with the…

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419th LRS trains at Nellis

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Senior Airman Elizabeth Bingham, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron, fuels journeyman, from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drains fuel from a fuel tank June 20 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Members from the 419th LRS, in various career fields such as, supply, traffic and vehicle management, conducted…

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Health & Safety

Be safe this Fourth of July

Posted  June 27, 2014

With the Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, many people are making plans to celebrate with their friends and families. While having fun is important, it is paramount to keep safety as the number one priority. The National Safety Council in Itasca, Ill. warns that the combination of alcohol, fireworks and driving can…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 27, 2014

Q.“I have TRICARE for Life. Do I have to file claims?” A.If You Have: Medicare and TRICARE Scenario: You get care in the United States, U.S. Territories, or on board a ship in U.S. territorial waters touching the land areas of the U.S. You Need To: Do nothing. Your provider files your claim with Medicare…

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U.S. Army, Air Force team up for joint force exercise

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo Senior Airman Spencer Smith, from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conducts pre-flight inspections on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft before departing Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 22. Smith and other Airmen visited Creech AFB as part of Joint Forcible Entry, an…

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Community Happenings – June 27, 2014

Posted  June 27, 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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