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LVC integration takes Red Flag to next level

For 40 years, Red Flag exercises have sharpened the “tip of the spear” for its participants. While in the beginning that meant exposing warfighters to their first 10 combat sorties as a way to increase their survivability in aerial combat, the exercises have evolved

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns AFMS annual award

Staff Sgt. Danielle Thinnes, 99th Medical Group respiratory therapy department trainer, was named the Air Force Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Airman of the Year.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Page Air Force

ACC commander unveils priorities

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.


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‘Great deal of symmetry’ between AF, national commission recommendations

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The national commission which was created to examine how to modify the Air Force’s structure to best fill current and future mission requirements, presented its recommendations during two public meetings on Capitol Hill here Jan. 30. The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress in 2013 to comprehensively…

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Experienced Airmen wanted: Continue your career in Reserve

Posted  February 14, 2014

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Force management programs will push thousands of active-duty Airmen out of their jobs, but opportunities exist in the Air Force Reserve for Airmen who don’t want to hang-up their uniforms for good. “Force management will cost many Airmen their jobs, but not necessarily their careers,” said Col. Steve Fulaytar, the Air…

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DOD electronic health records help VA disability claims

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DOD health information technology official said. Now in place for service members who have separated or discharged from the military since Jan. 1, the Health Artifact and Image Management…

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64th Aggressors sharpen combat edge at Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 14, 2014

The red force’s simulated enemy plays a critical role as the opposing force during Red Flag 14-1 by providing U.S. and coalition combat forces from around the world challenges for tomorrow’s threats.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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13th Bomb Squadron brings global strike capability to Red Flag

Posted  February 14, 2014

Gliding through the air like a phantom in the night, the B-2 Spirit evades enemy air defenses, finds its target, then unleashes its firepower only to slip away from the enemy as quietly as it came.

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Red Flag 14-1 stays on target

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Lyons, Joint Tactical Communications Office communications operator from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, looks through information on a workstation inside the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  February 14, 2014

Q.“Does TRICARE cover breast pumps?” A. “TRICARE only covers heavy-duty, hospital-grade electronic breast pumps for premature infants during the immediate post-partum period. The pump may be covered after the infant is discharged from the hospital or other setting. The physician must prescribe the breast pump and submit medical necessity documentation to the regional contractor. Contact…

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Community Happenings – February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Presidents Day Exchange hours · Exchange main store: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. · MCS: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. · Express\Class 6: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. · Creech Express: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Hospital Express: Closed · Landings Express: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Service Station: unattended avail 24/7   Food…

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CMSAF gives enlisted perspective at AFA symposium

Posted  February 8, 2014

The Air Force’s top enlisted member took the stage Feb. 20 at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition here to highlight the advantage Airmen, past and present, give the Air Force.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young
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Airmen deliver care despite lockdown

Posted  February 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Téa Burke holds her newborn daughter, Noélani Burke, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Jan. 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Noélani was delivered shortly after a disgruntled man brandishing a handgun outside the emergency room caused the hospital to be locked down….

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