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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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Survive, Thrive 5k run

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, delivers opening remarks before the start of the Survive and Thrive 5-kilometer run April 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The event was coordinated by the sexual assault response coordinator, mental health, and the Warrior Fitness…

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Child abuse prevention: Make community a better place

Posted  April 26, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, and the remainder of the year, family advocacy encourages everyone to play their part in making our community a better place for children and families. Informed, unified families and communities can enhance our children’s social and emotional well-being and help…

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‘Moving on up:’ Are you prepared to move out of dorms

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes A dorm manager from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron conducts a final inspection on a dorm room April 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen moving out of the dorms must complete a room inspection before being signed out of the dorms, which is the…

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Using my voice to find my strength

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. SOUTHWEST ASIA — I felt like everyone knew how stupid I was and because I made bad choices, he got away with it. I…

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Sequestration will significantly affect force readiness

Posted  April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The four branches of the military delivered another warning to Congress April 18 that a prolonged budget sequester will significantly affect military readiness, and could leave the services unable to carry out defense strategy. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer told lawmakers sequestration has forced the cancellation of flying…

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Security Forces Squadron stands up at Nellis

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica Martin Tech. Sgt. Zachary Enke, right, shows Senior Airman Jessica Rayl, both 926th Security Forces Squadron, how to conduct a high-risk traffic stop here April 7. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica Martin Senior Airmen Michael Legaspi, right, and Jessica Rayl, 926th Security Forces Squadron, train on…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 3, 2013

Q. I saw my primary care provider three weeks ago and have not heard anything about my authorization for a dermatologist referal. A. We are having a few systems issues during the transition to United Healthcare. Please contact the Referral Management Center at (702) 653-2273 option #2. Our staff will assist you in getting your…

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Community Happenings – May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2013

Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from 11 a.m. to noon the first and third Monday of each month. For more information call (702) 652-3327. Possible delays on…

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Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center looks for more patients

Posted  May 3, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Airmen who are sick of living day to day with their glasses and contacts have an opportunity to leave them all behind. The Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center at Travis AFB’s David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center has no waiting list and is looking for Airmen who wish to eliminate their…

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USAF Academy seeks admissions liaison officers

Posted  May 3, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Admissions Liaison Officer Program is an organization of Air Force-affiliated representatives who recruit, interview, evaluate and prepare candidates for the United States Air Force Academy. Any Air Force officer may volunteer for the program. The goal of an ALO is to proactively identify, advise and evaluate quality candidates who have the potential…

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