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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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CMC luncheon brings Airmen, community leaders together

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, gives a speech to local community leaders during a quarterly Civilian Military Council luncheon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 9. Local community leaders came to Nellis AFB to gain a better understanding of the activities the base…

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Household goods make it home through TMO

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Tech. Sgt. Aileen Boyd, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of household goods and passenger travel, provides an Airman information for their permanent change of station at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 3. Included on the sheet is information regarding move.mil, where Airmen…

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LGBT month teaches love, not hate

Posted  June 12, 2015

Courtesy photograph June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., will be hosting events to spread awareness about the importance of the month and recognize the struggles individuals have faced because of their sexual orientation. On Sept. 20, 2011, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal went into full…

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New program prepares Airmen, families to bounce back after deployments

Posted  June 12, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force services recently added a new tool to encourage service members and their families who are affected by deployments to participate in morale, welfare, and recreation programs and activities. The “Recharge for Resiliency” (R4R) initiative was designed to help Airmen readjust to life at home and also include…

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IDC helps Airmen prepare for deployment

Posted  June 12, 2015

With Nellis and Creech AFBs being a high-operations tempo bases, both installations see a large contingency of Airmen deploy throughout the year from all units around the bases.

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RED HORSE Airmen blast through ‘explosive’ training

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) Airmen from RED HORSE units around the Air Force prepare detonation cord to be wrapped around a telephone pole during explosive demolition training at the 820th RED HORSE explosive demolition range on Nellis Air…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  June 12, 2015

Q: What is the Nurse Advice Line? A: The Nurse Advice Line is a toll-free number that puts you in contact with a team of live, registered nurses who can answer your urgent healthcare questions 24/7. It helps you decide if you should get care from a doctor or if there are other home options…

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Community Happenings – June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Base Construction: Stafford Drive will be undergoing construction which will be broken up into five…

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Creech Airman resurrects AGE equipment, saves AF thousands

Posted  June 5, 2015

Since fiscal 2013, the Air Force has faced the effects of sequestration, resulting in the reduction of manning needed to complete the mission while working with a tighter budget.

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History behind Air Force guidon

Posted  June 5, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This time of year, hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a ceremony somewhere in the world with four people in front of a formation. The guidon bearer, usually the senior enlisted member or first sergeant, stands behind three officers and at the appointed time, hands the flag…

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