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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Fairchild Refuels Red Flag 18-1

KC-135s were once considered to be the Air Forces premier refueling force, enabling fighter jets, bombers and other aircraft the ability to stay airborne to accomplish long range mission sets, without the tankers, fighter jets may not be able to hit their long-range marks.

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Red Coat Ambassador Program

Wearing a vibrant red vest and a “Just Ask Me!” button, John Istle walks through the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center and greets every visitor with earnest enthusiasm.

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Doolittle legacy honored, RPA aviators continue to deliver justice

There were moments, which through their pure magnitude galvanized the nation, inspiring those to act, forever altering the fabric of our lives.

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…


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The power of communication

Posted  January 12, 2018

The name of the English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton might not be familiar to many people, but they may know his famous quote, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” My objective is not to convince the reader that words win over swords, but to illustrate the ability communication has to influence masses and win conflicts….

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New Year’s Eve, 2018

Posted  January 12, 2018

Army National Guard photograph by Sgt. Walter Lowell Soldiers assigned to the 1-221 Cavalry, Nevada Army National Guard keep watch as fireworks go off in the background during the 2018 New Year’s celebration on the Las Vegas Strip. The Soldiers were working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in an exercise to defend a…

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Nellis hosts Red Flag Jan. 26-Feb. 16

Posted  January 12, 2018

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., will host Red Flag 18-1 Jan. 26–Feb. 16, 2018. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range, the U.S. Air Force’s…

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Colonels offered chance to voluntarily serve past 30 years

Posted  January 12, 2018

The Line of the Air Force Colonel Continuation Board will begin in January, allowing eligible members to voluntarily serve an additional three years past the active-duty retirement time of 30 years. The continuation board will assess the records of the 50 Line of the Air Force colonels who meet the mandatory retirement dates between Feb….

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57th MXG hosts 4th quarter load crew competition

Posted  January 12, 2018

Multiple squadrons from the 57th Maintenance Group participated in the quarterly load crew competition Jan. 5, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The competitions challenge the teams’ capabilities to load munitions on aircraft in an accurate, safe and timely manner.

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