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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members. The television announcements have aired since April on the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network, and are 15, 30 and 60 seconds in…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of recent events. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amid a spate of allegations…

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Never walk past a problem

Posted  May 17, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Sometimes the lessons we learn as children prove helpful to our careers. My dad worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years. One day he told me how dozens of the company’s leadership had been fired because a low level employee sent a personal email using a company computer. His…

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When did you learn your core values?

Posted  May 17, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Next month will mark my 24th year in the Air Force and this has given me reason to pause and reflect on my time in uniform. Many things have changed since I graduated college and took my oath to support and defend. Uniforms have gone through several iterations during…

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SFS changes, reminds people of base access policy

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The 99th Security Forces Squadron will start conducting 100 percent identification checks from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day for Area 1 starting May 15. All non-Department of Defense people must obtain a pass through the visitor control center prior to accessing the base, and a sponsor must be…

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Financial resiliency: Getting Airmen from red back to green

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte According to Air Force Instruction 36-2906, Personal Financial Responsibility, consequences for financial irresponsibility may lead to involuntary allotments made on behalf of the creditor or garnished pay. With the help of resources such as classes and workshops held by the Airman and Family Readiness Center,…

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57th Wing vice commander takes final flight

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Justin Grynkewich sprays his father, Col. Alex Grynkewich, 57th Wing vice commander, with an extinguisher after his fini flight May 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Grynkewich served as the wing’s vice commander for a year before being chosen for a wing command position at…

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‘Critical Days of Summer’ dangerous time for children

Posted  May 24, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Spring is here and before we know it children will be out of school, and we’ll start another Critical Days of Summer in Las Vegas. With the arrival of summer and the last day of school for most students in Clark County being June 5, there are recreational activities to…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 24, 2013

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your prime care manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval…

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Community Happenings – May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2013

Changes at the Crosswinds Dining Facility: As of May 20, the Crosswinds Dining Facility is limiting carryout service to all patrons with the exception of the security forces, fire fighters and emergency services personnel. 57th Wing blood drive: The 57th Wing will be holding a blood drive at the Outdoor Recreation Center 8 a.m.-3 p.m., May…

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