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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

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Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

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Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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My vacation to Moore, Okla.

Posted  July 19, 2013

MOORE, Okla. — I was on vacation in Oklahoma at the end of May, to visit family. My wife and I were actually looking forward to a change in climate and the potential for some thunderstorms, but were not expecting what would come May 20. I grew up in central Oklahoma, in the areas directly affected by…

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AF chief scientist addresses future

Posted  July 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force Illustration by Corey Parrish Dr. Mica Endsley assumed her new duties and responsibilities as the 34th Air Force chief scientist June 3 in support of senior leaders and Airmen across the service. Endsley is the first woman to serve in this position. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force chief scientist addressed members of…

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USAF Thunderbirds to resume limited training flights

Posted  July 19, 2013

Temporary funding for flying hours has been restored, allowing the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron to resume training flights again through the end of fiscal year 2013.

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AFNet migration making progress

Posted  July 19, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force Network migration is just around the corner, and many Airmen don’t know what to expect from the changes. AFNet is scheduled to begin migrating Nellis and Creech AFB’s supported computer and network users starting July 29 and is planned to take two months. The AFNet migration is…

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Keeping Nellis beautiful: Airmen prune trees around MSG

Posted  July 19, 2013

  Airmen 1st Class Chet Wagnon and Cody Miller, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment apprentices, load trimmed tree branches into a wood chipper in front of Bldg. 11, headquarters for the 99th Mission Support Squadron and the 99th Comptroller Squadron, July 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The CES pavements and equipment…

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10 special duties become developmental opportunities

Posted  July 19, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Selection for 10 special duty fields is now a nominative rather than volunteer-based process, Air Force officials announced today. In the past, any qualified Airman who met eligibility criteria defined in the special duty catalog could apply for a special duty opportunity. However, as resources become scarcer, Air Force leaders…

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GEICO award nominees sought

Posted  July 19, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2013 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards. The annual awards recognize enlisted members from all military service branches, including active duty, Guard and Reserve, for their contributions to military and civilian communities. The three award categories are drug and alcohol abuse…

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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted  July 19, 2013

Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions.

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Officials seek 2013 Sijan award nominations

Posted  July 19, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nominations for the 2013 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award will be accepted through Sept. 20, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The Sijan award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted members who have demonstrated the highest quality of leadership in the performance of their duties and…

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AF encourages Airmen to be key part of SAPR solution

Posted  July 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic Gen. Larry Spencer, the Air Force vice chief of staff, encourages Airmen to get involved with “Every Airman Counts”. The initative is designed to foster communication between Airmen and senior leaders about sexual assault prevention and response. WASHINGTON, D.C. —  In an effort to address the growing concern of sexual assault in…

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