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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.

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64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.

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Building bonds with man’s best friend

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.


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Red Flag 17-3 going strong with 55th FS

Posted  July 28, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis to the runway during Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2017. The 55th FS is known as the “Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth.” Red Flag 17-3, the Air…

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SecAF: Nellis is where we bring it together

Posted  July 26, 2017

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in Nevada from July 17 to 21, 2017, to meet with Airmen and witness Red Flag, the U. S. Air Force‘s premiere multi-domain integration training exercise.

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Tech Report: Fly by Feel

Posted  July 26, 2017

Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.

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Pilot survives vintage military jet fire near Nevada airport

Posted  July 26, 2017

A vintage single-engine British-built military jet crashed and burned in the desert just after takeoff from a suburban Las Vegas-area airport, but authorities said the pilot escaped serious injury. The pilot was the only person aboard the Strikemaster jet when it crashed just before noon July 24 about a half-mile south of Henderson Executive Airport,…

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Around the Air Force: July 26

Posted  July 26, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright answers EPME 21 questions and senior leaders from the European theater came together for an F-35 leadership forum.

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