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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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CSAF provides ‘initial feedback’ to all commanders

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 “Commander’s Responsibilities” May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide. AFI 1-2…

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Community Happenings – May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  May 30, 2014

Q.“How do I file a medical appeal?” A.To file a medical appeal, follow the instructions on your explanation of benefits or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to your regional contractor. See below for the address. North Region Health Net Federal Services, LLC. TRICARE Claim Appeals P.O. Box 105266 Atlanta, GA 30348 Health…

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820th RED HORSE constructs new fire station

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Airman 1st Class Kile Wagener, 820th RED HORSE electrical systems apprentice, works on electrical wires May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base. RED HORSE has been designing and building the new housing area fire station since 2012. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 820th RED…

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FTAC: Bridging gaps for new Airmen

Posted  May 23, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyday new Airmen graduate from technical school and move on to their first duty station. In doing so, the beginning weeks of a first-term Airman’s transition to the operational Air Force can be quite unclear and stressful. As a first-term Airman when I arrived here, I didn’t know anything the…

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Terminating your lease can be easy

Posted  May 23, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As summer approaches and many of you prepare for a permanent change of station; you may find yourself in a dilemma. You just received PCS orders, but your lease isn’t up for another six months. As a military member, you have protection under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. You can…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis closes National Police Week with formal retreat

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Maj. Richard Martin, 99th Security Forces Squadron commander, speaks to military members and civilians at Freedom Park during a final guard mount and formal retreat ceremony as part of National Police Week May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The final guard mount and retreat…

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Local community hosts military appreciation event

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to active duty military members, retirees and civilians during the Nellis, Creech and Military Veterans Appreciation Day at Craig Ranch Park May 17 in North Las Vegas, Nev. Approximately 8,000 people attended the inaugural event.

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CSAF provides ‘initial feedback’ to all commanders

Posted  May 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 “Commander’s Responsibilities” May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide. AFI…

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Financial stability key to battle ready Airmen

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Financial stability and preparedness mean one less distraction Airmen have to face while completing their mission. The Airman and Family Readiness Center has resources available to Airmen on Nellis Air Force Base seeking assistance with managing their finances. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Every…

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