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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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VA Begins Monthly Inspections to Restore Scheduling Integrity

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan D. Gibson June 18 directed all of the department’s medical center and health care system directors to conduct monthly in-person reviews of scheduling practices in every clinic within their jurisdiction. Site inspections will include observing daily scheduling processes and interacting with scheduling staff to ensure all policies are being followed…

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Official explains options for changing health care providers

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Making a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful, but changing health care providers during that time is easy, the director of the TRICARE health plan said here yesterday. In a DOD News interview, Mary Kaye Justis said she wants service members and their families to know there are several easy options to find new health care…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 20, 2014

Q.“How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE?” A.The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE program remain in…

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Fitness guru leads ‘Life of a Warrior’ workout

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley Members of the Nellis community work out during a Warrior Trained Fitness event hosted by Tony Horton, fitness expert and instructor, June 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During his visit to Nellis Horton also spoke to Airmen at the base theater about how to…

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Community Happenings – June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 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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99th ABW commander speaks to Nevada business leaders on hiring veterans

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to local and state business leaders and politicians about the benefits of hiring veterans at the Las Vegas, Nev., City Hall June 5. Cornish, along with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada governor Brian Sandoval,…

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Leader, wingman, father

Posted  June 13, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I am a new Airman at Nellis Air Force Base, and, as Father’s Day rolls around I’m not home to celebrate. Since I can’t celebrate with my father, I find myself more inclined to produce a sentimental approach this year. In honor of father’s day, I’ve decided to write a…

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Nellis stands down for SAPR

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, briefs Airmen on the importance of sexual assault prevention at the base theater June 6 at Nellis AFB, Nev.  Nellis AFB stood down for the day to focus on sexual assault response and prevention training. NELLIS AIR…

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2014 Las Vegas Air Force Ball planning commences

Posted  June 13, 2014

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Planning has begun for the 2014 Las Vegas Air Force Ball, scheduled to take place at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas Sept. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. At this year’s ball, Airmen, families, and friends will have an opportunity to “Celebrate the Airman’s Story” as they…

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RPA community launches 65th CAP, meets SecDef initiative

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Airman First Class Ryder Luzadder, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron communications technician, left, and Staff Sgt. Jose Feliciano, 432nd ACMS communications technician, look over technical orders for a ground control station May 28. The 432nd ACMS is the only squadron of its kind in the Air…

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