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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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ABW tests accident response

Posted  April 26, 2013

The 99th Air Base Wing Plans and Programs Office coordinates and conducts a variety of exercises throughout the year in order to test Nellis’ ability to respond to potential real world situations.

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Preparations continue for F-35 beddown

Posted  April 26, 2013

Construction on the new F-35 maintenance hangar is underway, and scheduled to be done in November.

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New AF pregnancy website offers state-of-the-art support

Posted  April 26, 2013

The Air Force Medical Service’s Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia, or CEMM, recently unveiled an educational and state-of-the-art website on pregnancy for Airmen and their families.

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AFPC implements live chat capability on myPers website

Posted  April 26, 2013

JB SAN ANTONIO — RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center now provides live chat capability through the myPers website, AFPC officials announced recently. Since April 5, live chat capability has provided users interested in retiring with the option of real time communication with personnel specialists. Additional topics will be rolled out in phases…

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Senate confirms Fanning as next Air Force under secretary

Posted  April 26, 2013

Eric Fanning will be the next Air Force under secretary, according to a Senate confirmation vote April 18.

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AF observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  April 26, 2013

Joint Base SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — At installations around the world Airmen are working together to increase awareness, prevent and care for the victims of sexual assault, with a variety of events underway in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. From the commander in chief to the first-line supervisor,…

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Program launches to educate communities on family needs

Posted  April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new publication series designed to educate civilians on the specialized needs of military and veteran families in their neighborhoods launched April 15. Charles E. Milam, the acting assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, spoke at the launch event at the Army-Navy Club for the “How to Help…

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Nellis cleans up in observance of Earth Day

Posted  April 26, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Millions of people around the world observed Earth Day April 22, and Air Force leaders are challenging Airmen and their families to contribute to the effort to protect the environment. The Air Force theme for this year is “Conserve Today, Secure Tomorrow,” and this year’s celebration focuses on water…

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Fundraiser held for Air Force Assistance Fund

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Capt. (Dr.) Wesley Reynolds, 99th Medical Group neurologist, scoops ice cream during the Commander Split fundraiser April 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The banana split fundraiser lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. The medical staff…

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Danger: Be aware of expired medications

Posted  April 26, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Unused and expired medications can be harmful to public and environmental safety if not properly handled. Many people are unaware of the laws associated with properly disposing and handling unused and expired medications. Prescription medications can be just as dangerous as street drugs without the prescription and doctor’s supervision,…

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