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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Wormuth stresses whole-of-government approach to ISIL

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — The campaign in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is a whole-of-government approach, the undersecretary of defense for policy stressed July 13 during a Center for International Studies military strategy forum in here. Christine E. Wormuth is the latest official to emphasize that ISIL cannot be defeated…

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F-35A plays role for first time in USAFWS Integration Phase

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18. The integration of the F-35 into the syllabus will better prepare Weapons School students for future conflicts, as well as increase the effectiveness of…

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I am an American Airman

Posted  July 17, 2015

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I am an American Airman … at least that’s what the Creed says. But what do I say when people ask what I am; geo-spatial analyst, intelligence analyst, command chief, Airman …  At what point do I stop identifying with my Air Force Specialty Code, career field, or duty position and…

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New DOD agency focuses on improvised threats

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Because it takes a network to defeat a network, the Defense Department’s newest agency to stay at the forefront of improvised threats made its debut here July 13. DOD’s Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, or JIDA, is built from what had been the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. It is a combat support…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training…

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Mental health: ‘To go or not to go’

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Capt. David, 432nd Wing remotely piloted aircraft pilot, seeks out the chaplain for guidance where he learned about the other services of the human performance team. The HPT is unique to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and is comprised of the chaplain corps, operational psychologist,…

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Avoid being swarmed, call pest management

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Senior Airman Stephen Kaham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays insecticide inside the pest management building on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 29. Insecticide is used to exterminate and prevent ant and roach infestation around the base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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Nellis air terminal provides Red Flag 15-3 support

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron load an HH-60G Pave Hawk onto a C-17 Globemaster III on the flightline near the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s air terminal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 14. Air terminal Airmen usually load and unload cargo from…

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ACE provides Airmen a voice, opportunity

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Airman Committed to Excellence is an organization dedicated to ensuring the lowest ranking Airmen on base have an opportunity to be heard, while helping them develop their leadership skills and giving them a chance to interact with people of similar rank. The ACE council offers…

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First week of RF 15-3 wraps up

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Hodgson, Electronic Attack Squadron 138, salutes operators of an EA-18G Growler before a Red Flag 15-03 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 13. Red Flag’s mission is to maximize the combat readiness, capability and survivability of…

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