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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter Local

606th ACS takes control of skies over Red Flag

When pilots fly over the massive Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas during Red Flag exercises, they always have to be in contact with one another to make key decisions which will determine who will be the day’s victors and losers.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III Local

Maintaining success through Total Force Integration at Red Flag 16-1

It is a given that no aircraft leaves the ground unless it is working properly, but that challenge is multiplied here at Red Flag 16-1. Hundreds of maintainers from around the world work long hours to ensure all training sorties are executed safely and efficiently.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Local

Maintaining the mission: Ground equipment Airmen ensure RPA success

With the rising need for remotely piloted airpower, Airmen work around the clock at both Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, and abroad to bring the fight from the air.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell Local

Creech chaplains keep Airmen resilient

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—With every Airman having a different faith, each has something unique to add to the mission. Among these different backgrounds, the freedom of religion is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment, supported and defended by the Air Force Chaplain Corps. At Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, each member of the…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Health & Safety

Safety first, when encountering wildlife

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing Safety Office’s Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program has taken steps to decrease the likelihood of having wildlife on or around the flightline, but the program needs the help of base individuals to succeed. For 57th Wing Safety, the priority is to maintain safety on…

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A look back at Desert Storm, 25 years later

Posted  January 22, 2016

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five years ago, the Air Force participated in Operation Desert Storm, the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia. The campaign’s purpose was to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, release the country from Saddam Hussein’s invasion and reestablish its sovereignty. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Requirements, procedures for base access

Posted  January 22, 2016

Trying to receive access to the base can seem like a daunting task. There are certain procedures and rules that a sponsor and visitor should be aware of prior to arriving at one of the installation’s gates for access that can make the process go as smoothly as possible.

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Exchange now seeking shopper feedback year-round

Posted  January 22, 2016

DALLAS — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service knows that Soldiers, Airmen and their families are the experts on how to best improve the Exchange shopping experience. That’s why the Exchange is inviting shoppers to sound off on their experiences 365 days a year with a new Customer Satisfaction Survey, located at https://surveymonkey.com/s/MyExchSurvey. Previously,…

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Free tax services available to military members, families

Posted  January 22, 2016

WASHINGTON—With the holidays now over, service members and their families might start looking toward another annual event, albeit one that generally garners far less excitement — filing taxes. The Defense Department wants service members and their families to know they can get free tax consultations and tax-filing software through Military OneSource, according to Erika Slaton,…

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Nellis flag football team ‘catches’ win during tournament

Posted  January 22, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline Tech. Sgt. Terrance Kelly, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, runs after catching the ball during a flag football tournament at Tropical Breeze Park in North Las Vegas on Jan. 16. This marked the first time that two military teams played each other in the tournament.   U.S….

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