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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Members of the F-22 Flying Test Bed team pose for a photo in front of the highly modified Boeing 757 May 3. The FTB routinely flies with real Raptors both at Edwards and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in order to gain an early look at F-22 mission software…

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Salutes & Awards

Key spouse gives back

Behind every good Airman is a great support system. Meredith, a key spouse of the 17th Attack Squadron, not only cares for her husband, an MQ-9 Reaper pilot, but also works for spouses married to military members across Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Local

All in a night’s work: MQ-9s maximize airpower downrange

As many Americans sleep soundly in their beds, Airmen in attack squadrons across the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper from cockpits in the continental U.S. are having decisive effects in the fight against violent extremism.

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Local

Farewell Bullseye!

The 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office has documented and produced the missions of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range for nearly 66 years.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Local

Restoring History: Wright Flyer arrives at Rancho High School

On Dec. 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved a title that many of the time sought after: first in flight.


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NCO Academy class 16-6 grads

Posted  September 23, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Noncommissioned Officer Academy is a six-week course designed to build upon leadership skills needed as Airmen progress through the junior NCO ranks. It also prepares NCOs for positions of greater responsibility as supervisors, unit managers and combat leaders. The most recent graduating class held at Sheppard Air Force Base,…

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Fiscal stability, readiness key focus of service chiefs testimony

Posted  September 23, 2016

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein testified to the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill Sept. 15 emphasizing the need for fiscal stability to combat the long-term modernization and readiness challenges facing the Air Force.

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RAF Lakenheath’s Strike Eagles participate in Green Flag 16-09

Posted  September 23, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, performs final checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9. Green Flag, in support of the U.S. Army’s National Training Center, provides…

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Health & Safety

DOD makes prescription drug disposal easy for beneficiaries

Posted  September 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Defense Department health care beneficiaries can now safely and easily dispose of expired and unused medications by bringing them to a military treatment facility or, in some cases, picking up a mailing envelope from the installation to send for destruction of the medications free of charge, Dr. George Jones, the chief of the…

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Community involvement could net students a scholarship in latest Exchange contest

Posted  September 23, 2016

DALLAS — Students who go above and beyond in making a difference in their community could reap a handsome reward for their service in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Rewards of Caring Scholarship contest. To enter, authorized students in grades 6-12 with a 2.5 or higher GPA can submit an essay in English…

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