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461st FLTS lands two more F-35s for test

The 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., received two additional F-35As to support continued developmental testing March 7.

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64th AGRS prepare for Red Flag 19-2

The 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis is a team of Airmen whose primary mission is to fly against the combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews preparing them for tomorrow’s engagements.

Health & Safety

Nellis plastic surgery – more than just cosmetic

The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., offers a wide range of services to maintain Airman readiness and care to their families. What many may not know, is the importance of their plastic surgery practice.

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RPA Airmen strengthen relationships at Australia air show

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing travelled to the Australian International Airshow in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, to display the MQ-9 Reaper for the Australian and international crowds, Feb. 26-March 3, 2019.

Air Force

SECAF announces resignation

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.


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Local

Helping F-35A pilots operate, survive at Red Flag

Posted  February 6, 2019

The F-35 is lethal and survivable in almost any environment, but it’s just a machine, unable to do anything without a skilled pilot. Those pilots need gear to interface with the jet, operate and survive.

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Air Force

Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

Posted  February 6, 2019

The Air Force announced Feb. 4 it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle. The memo, signed Jan. 31, 2019, removes the phase one requirement for senior noncommissioned officers to test for promotion, allowing…

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732nd OSS activates, sets RPA group up for success

Posted  February 4, 2019

The 732nd Operations Support Squadron activated during an assumption of command ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23, 2019. The new unit, dubbed the “Archers,” will provide the support required for the MQ-9 Reaper attack squadrons within the 732nd Operations Group to seamlessly execute their persistent attack and reconnaissance missions.

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Red Flag adjusts for today’s challenges

Posted  February 4, 2019

The 414th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), which oversees Red Flag, is making changes to the exercise for improved efficiency at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic multi-domain training exercise that maximizes the combat readiness and survivability of participants by providing a robust, accurate training environment. “We see units arrive at Nellis…

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Commentary

Are you ready?

Posted  February 1, 2019

Are you ready? Imagine that it’s 3:30 p.m. local time on a Friday and you’re looking forward to a rare treat, some down time over the weekend. It’s your time to catch up with the family, take care of some needed tasks at home, have fun with friends, and maybe get a little sleep. Things…

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