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Merry Creech-mas: 432nd Wing receives first Christmas tree

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Two Creech Air Force Base members decorate a Christmas tree Dec. 2, 2017, at Creech AFB, Nev. Diamond Resorts International donated the tree and decorations as a thank you to Creech service members and their families. Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Hunters and Diamondbacks were surprised to…

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Local

Motivating Sheepdogs: Army colonel shares knowledge

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Dave Grossman recently visited team Creech to discuss the importance of mental fitness, the effects the fight against terrorism has on military members and why each Airman is necessary to accomplish the Air Force mission.

Air Force photograph by Susan Garcia Local

328th WPS cyber course revs up weapons officer development

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Cyberspace Warfare Operations Weapons Instructor Course, under the 328th Weapon Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., may have had its start just five years ago, but the cadre is wasting no time in innovating its curriculum to advance tactics and accelerate development of future leaders.

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Raqqah liberated: Combat RPAs in the fight

U.S. forces, coalition partners and Syrian Democratic Forces liberated Raqqah, Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

Orange Flag evaluates teamwork, interoperability across services

It takes a team to get things done. Last month, personnel from Edwards Air Force Base, along with Navy and Marine teammates, came together for a coordinated, multi-service flight test event known as Orange Flag.


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Health & Safety

Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 11

Posted  November 13, 2017

This year’s Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11, 2017, and includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account program. Open Season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to review the 2018 rates and benefits and enroll…

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Defense

Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Posted  November 13, 2017

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 13

Posted  November 13, 2017

On this look around the Air Force Nellis Air Force Base Airmen paint an F-15 Eagle in tribute to Las Vegas, and the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force interview a NASA astronaut.

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Local

Welcome to the 2017 Air and Space Expo

Posted  November 11, 2017

On behalf of all our Airmen and their families, it is our honor to welcome you to the Aviation Nation 2017 Air and Space Expo!

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Local

Airshow 2017: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted  November 11, 2017

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located.

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