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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.

Air Force photograph by Brad Camara Air Force

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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AMU keeps Thunderbolts in sky

Posted  May 17, 2013

AMU duties include ensuring the aircraft is properly serviced and assisting refueling operations prior to its next sortie. A closer look....

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Community steps up to support military spouses

Posted  May 17, 2013

Military spouses, men and women, young and old, are there to welcome their service members home from deployment and support them throughout their military career.

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted  May 17, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an…

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Security processes accelerate adoption of commercial devices

Posted  May 17, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. — Recent approval of secure technical implementation guides for BlackBerry and Samsung Knox devices means that Defense Department organizations will be able to use those devices in conjunction with a secure enterprise mobility environment. The May 2 release of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Samsung Knox STIG provisionally allows DOD to use the…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership Class 13-D graduates

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seventy-nine Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School May 13. Congratulations to the following Airmen: Rescue Flight Instructor: Staff Sgt. Ebony Henry Staff Sgt. Quintin James Senior Airman Laurita Agnis Senior Airman Erik Chow Senior Airman Jacqualynn Crowley Senior Airman Andrew Domenech Senior Airman…

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Roundabouts increase safety when used properly

Posted  May 17, 2013

Courtesy Photo U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam A pedestrian and several cars pass through the roundabout on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The roundabout is being used to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Nellis hosts CCAF Graduation with assistance from Top III

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Community College of the Air Force awarded Airmen their degrees during a commencement ceremony May 3 at The Club. Two-hundred-seventy-two Airmen from Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range met the requirements to receive their associate degrees and were presented their diplomas in front of family…

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Wing welcomes new commander

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman A.K. Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, left, 12th Air Force Commander, hands Col. Jim Cluff the 432nd Wing flag to signify the passing of command May 3. Cluff assumed command of the 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, which have the mission of flying MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1…

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Hagel announces fewer furlough days for DOD employees

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department’s civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary. During…

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NASC announces scholarship recipients

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club announced the 2012-2013 scholarship recipients May 14. The following high school students received the NASC scholarship: Jenna Galyon , Green Valley High School Andrew Haug , Advanced Technologies Academy Tia Johnson, Legacy High School Joshua Klimchak, Advanced Technologies Academy Brett McPherson, College of Southern…

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