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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.

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64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.

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Building bonds with man’s best friend

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.

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Created for Connection

Posted  November 18, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s about relationships — doing life in community. Humans are created for relationships. The need to love and be loved motivates us. The sense of belonging drives us. The value of connection draws us to others. Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. You may possess strong family ties…

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Find combination to unlock your Airmen

Posted  November 18, 2016

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — There is not a more important position in our Air Force than that of a supervisor, but just being put in charge of personnel is not enough. Our official approach of a supervisor’s responsibility is to influence his or her followers to perform an action, complete a task, or…

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MQ-1, MQ-9 showcased at Aviation Nation

Posted  November 18, 2016

Men and women from Creech AFB showcased the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft during the Aviation Nation air show Nov. 12 and 13, at Nellis AFB, Nev.

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NAFB conducts post airshow FOD walk

Posted  November 18, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Airmen conduct a post Aviation Nation air show foreign object debris walk at the flight line on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 14. In order to protect assets from foreign object damage following the air show, the base hosts a post event FOD Walk. This…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Pearl Harbor survivor tells story: visits Aviation Nation

Posted  November 18, 2016

“Most of us knew or felt something. It was in the winds, something was happening … I was transferred to the USS Solace …”

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