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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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Commentary

Leadership: Is there an app for that?

Posted  June 19, 2015

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea — The world is growing more and more dependent on technology. Even our U.S. Air Force has become automated to improve programs, processes and quality of life for Airmen. We have Facebook, smartphones, BlackBerries, MyMC2 (My Military Communities), Twitter, Facetime, Skype, webpages, Sharepoint, EMS (Evaluation Management System) and many more I…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Local

Young impression leads Airman to career, RPA innovations

Posted  June 19, 2015

During one’s life there’s often a moment when something is said or done that will stick with them for the remainder of their life.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Sports

Las Vegas Blues bring ‘America’s Pastime’ to Airmen

Posted  June 19, 2015

When growing up, baseball or softball is a sport many parents push their children into. As time goes on, some move on to another sport, but some children keep playing all the way through high school or even college.

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DoD

Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Posted  June 19, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations. During the campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. “This marks our sixth consecutive…

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Air Force

GWOT Expeditionary Medal

Posted  June 19, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for more than one of the five Department of Defense approved GWOT-EM operations may now wear a service star device on the medal and service ribbon for the second and…

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Local

Airmen on the street: Father’s Day

Posted  June 19, 2015

With Father’s Day fast approaching, the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office set out to find out how Nellis Air Force Base members celebrate the holiday, what they think about it, and what their favorite childhood memories are of their fathers.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle “Every weekend…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  June 19, 2015

Q: When is the Hospital scheduling the 2015 school/sports physicals? A: July 14, 20, 22 and 30, and Aug. 5, 12, 18 and 20 at the Family Medicine Residency Clinic in the main hospital. We will have appointments available for children who are 6-18 years old with no chronic health conditions (i.e. uncontrolled asthma, diabetes,…

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Events

Community Happenings – June 19, 2015

Posted  June 19, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Gate closures June 19 to 21: The main gate will close June 19 at 5…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airmen pull passengers from burning vehicle

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Senior Airman Gregory Tamuzza, 823rd Maintenance Squadron rescue specialist, left, Capt. Lance Bacon, 99th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medicine physician, and Senior Airman Jerome Coley, 99th Communications Squadron knowledge operator, pose for a photo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 9. The three Airmen’s…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Stock
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Air Force

Air Force welcomes new surgeon general

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Stock Staff Sgt. Ross Ediger and Zachery Ediger pin the third star on their father Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger during a promotion ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., June 8. Ediger became the 22nd Air Force surgeon general during the ceremony, officiated by Air Force…

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