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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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Exercise Angel Thunder 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bradley Church Senior Airman Derek McCormick, a pararescueman with the 58th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., participates in a mass casualty exercise during Exercise Angel Thunder, Camp Navajo, Flagstaff, Ariz., May 9. Angel Thunder is a multilateral annual exercise that supports the DOD’s training requirements for…

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SecAF, VCSAF outline top priority in memo to Airmen

Posted  May 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — In a memo sent to Airmen across the service today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer challenged Airmen to take responsibility for creating cost saving initiatives within their areas of expertise. The memo reemphasizes one of James’ top priorities since taking office in December, and continues…

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Eligible officers may apply for advanced degree, experience programs

Posted  May 23, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Some officers may also be eligible to apply for instructor pipeline programs with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute…

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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted  May 23, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Thrift Savings Plan has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least 5 percent from each paycheck into their account.  “Employees who fail to do this are losing out on thousands of dollars…

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AF senior leader: more Air Force needed

Posted  May 23, 2014

The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National Summit on Strategic Communications at the Washington Plaza Hotel recently.

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799th SFS, local law enforcement gather to recognize Police Week

Posted  May 23, 2014

In honor of National Police Week, the 799th Security Forces Squadron, local highway patrol officers and the Las Vegas Police Department gathered at Creech Air Force Base for several demonstrations, challenges, a retreat ceremony and a vigil run May 12-16.

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Air Force Critical Days of Summer 2014 begin

Posted  May 23, 2014

In 1964 the Air Force first highlighted safety for summer activities. This was the beginning of what became the 101 Critical Days of Summer. The years have shown safety topics remained the same, it’s the presentation and number of mishaps that change. Risk management has a role in everything we do, both on- and off-duty….

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Motorcycle safety: Live to ride, dress to live

Posted  May 23, 2014

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Garces, 99th Air Base Wing executive assistant to the command chief, demonstrates the proper motorcycle safety gear for military members to wear while riding May 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Critical Days of Summer are approaching and motorcycle safety is an issue, when riding always wear long pants, long…

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Nellis leadership opens fire during police week

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Belts containing 7.62mm rounds sit in front of a Humvee mounted M240B machine gun during a base leadership familiarization event as part of National Police Week May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. The M240B has a maximum fire rate of 950 rounds per minute….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 23, 2014

Q.“How much are the premiums for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program?” A.We update premium rates annually. The current premiums are: Fiscal Year 2014* Individual Coverage   $1,193 per quarter Family Coverage  $2,682 per quarter * The fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30. For example, fiscal year 2014 begins Oct. 1, 2013, and…

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