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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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Career opportunities available for those up to the challenge

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Interesting career opportunities exist for enlisted Airmen who are ready for new challenges and have a desire to take their careers in a whole new direction, said Technical Sgt. Jessica Cobb, Air Force Personnel Center Mission Support/Joint Department Assignments branch. “There are many great opportunities with unique…

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Self-service requests available for civilians online

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force civilians are now able to request updates to their personnel records through an online self-service initiative. Air Force Personnel Center human resources officials here launched an initiative that allows civilians to submit online requests for name change and veterans preference inquiries. Previously, these requests were…

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AF officials plan for scheduled downtime to upgrade MilPDS

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency here is upgrading and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center later this year. The upgrade project is scheduled to take 23 days to complete. During this period, MilPDS will not be available. Upgrades…

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Officials implement flexibilities for third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas—As the Air Force continues a fiscal 2012 civilian workforce restructure through voluntary retirement and separation initiatives, officials have instituted new flexibilities to help minimize the impact of downsizing and workforce shaping. Unlike the previous two…

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AF leaders gather to address sexual assault prevention, response

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.) Air Force leaders from around the globe gathered at the 2012 Sexual Assault Prevention...

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Nellis changes custodial contract

Posted  April 27, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Beginning May 1, 2012, custodial services for facilities on Nellis Air Force Base will be reduced to restroom cleaning only due to budget constraints. Child Development Centers, Youth Centers and Fitness Centers are the only exceptions to the new standard. Langley Air Force Base adopted the new cleaning standards…

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Leaders should walk and talk instead of click and send

Posted  April 27, 2012

(AFNS) — Recently, I received and reviewed, with great concern, the alarmingly high Air Force suicide rates for fiscal 2012. As of March 27 we have had 30 suicides for the year compared to 23 at this same time last year. You may be thinking, “Chief, why are you telling me this?” I would respond…

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AF officials say Nellis is good example of Renewable Energy use

Posted  April 27, 2012

(AFNS) — The Air Force is on target to generate 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2016, and expects to have enough renewable energy to supply 25 percent of all installation electricity use by 2025, according to Air Force officials. The announcement supports the Department of Defense’s plans…

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RED HORSE realigns Ellsworth Road

Posted  April 27, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 820th RED HORSE Squadron saved the Air Force over half-a-million dollars while improving training and safety, during the Ellsworth Road re-alignment project. The re-alignment of Ellsworth Road starts Monday, April 30, 2012, and is...

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Community Happenings May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

Releasing information to the public: All Air Force military and civilian personnel, including Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel on active duty, and civilians under DOD contract who are stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and who intend to release military related information to the public should contact the Nellis Public Affairs Office…

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