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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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Community Happenings – May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Air Force Men’s Volleyball Team trains at Nellis AFB U.S. Air…

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Pulse on Air Force force management

Posted  May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — This week’s force management update focuses on the latest voluntary separation pay recoupment, Palace Chase and Palace Front opportunities, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, voluntary separation pay and civilian force management information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Celebrating 65 years: USAF Aircraft Gunnery School evolves into USAFWS

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter The United States Air Force Weapons School celebrated their 65th anniversary May 15 at Nellis AFB. The 65-year tradition of excellence associated with the USAFWS continues as today’s graduates help to transform and inspire our nation’s combat capabilities and the next generation of Airmen. NELLIS…

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Man of honor: Decorated war veteran passes away

Posted  May 16, 2014

Courtesy photograph Retired Col. Jim Kasler (right), a decorated war veteran passed away April 24. Kasler’s service spanned 31 years and three wars. He earned 76 awards for valor and service. In addition to being the only man awarded the Air Force Cross three times. He was decorated twice with the Silver Star, a Legion…

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RPA unit garners aviation award for excellence

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. 1st Lt. Kyle, 91st Attack Squadron pilot, and Tech. Sgt. Jason, 91st ATKS sensor operator, fly a simulated training mission on an MQ-9 Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 8. The 91st ATKS was recently awarded the 2013 Grover Loening Trophy, which is presented annually…

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Health & Safety

Pilot aids downed colleague after mid-air collision

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika Capt. Gregory Farrell, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon operational test instructor pilot, poses for a photo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13. Farrell was recently awarded the Aviation Safety Well Done Award for responding to a mid-air collision while he…

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99th MDG delivers comforts to new mothers

Posted  May 16, 2014

Col. Kristen Benford, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, welcomes visitors to the unveiling of the new Labor and Delivery ward in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center May 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The planning for the project began in October 2012 with construction beginning in September 2013. The upgrades were implemented after…

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Health & Safety

Parkinson’s traveler runs for awareness

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Col. Marcus Cranston, 99th Medical Group director of medical education endocrinology and preventive medicine, starts a four-mile run May 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Starting April 4, Cranston ran four miles in 44 different countries over the course of four weeks to raise awareness for Parkinson’s…

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SecAF relates readiness to core values

Posted  May 16, 2014

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke May 5 here about her first four months in office, the current environment, expectations and how the Air Force core values relate to her own priorities.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar
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Medical SNCO: Helping others makes for happy heart

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cassandra Glasco says it makes her heart happy whenever she’s able to help other people.

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