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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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Proper protection; no brainer

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone experiences a hit to their head at some point in their life. After the event, some may be fine, but others might have sustained a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is a blow, jolt, or bump to…

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Airmen’s Center receives fresh start

Posted  March 21, 2014

At the end of a long work day when there is nothing pressing to do, head over to the newly renovated Airmen’s Center.

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Airmen honor fallen brother during EOD memorial run

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Brian Hartless, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, and his son Ben run towards the finish line of the 4th Annual Michael J. Buras Memorial Run on March 15, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Buras was an EOD specialist assigned to the…

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In-flight refueling keeps aircraft airborne

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker while waiting for his wingman to finish refueling during Red Flag 14-2 March 13 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides different units, military branches and countries the opportunity to train together…

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Combat Search, Rescue participate in Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Air Force Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist (left), and a Belgian military member scan the area while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag exercises have…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 21, 2014

Q.“Is Walgreens a TRICARE network pharmacy?” A.No, although Express Scripts and Walgreens signed a network agreement in 2012, Walgreens is still a non-network pharmacy for TRICARE beneficiaries. You may get your prescription filled at Walgreens but you’ll pay more. You’ll need to pay the full prescription cost upfront and file a claim for partial reimbursement…

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Community Happenings – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Medical center closure: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise March 25, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be closed for normal operations with the exception of the Emergency Room and inpatient services. All outpatient clinics, including the main pharmacy, satellite pharmacy, laboratory and radiology will be closed for normal operation in support of the…

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Stratofortress brings long-range, high-altitude firepower to Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Timothy Humpal, 343rd Bomb Squadron radar navigator, performs pre-flight checks on a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Red Flag 14-2 March 6 Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides realistic air combat missions in a…

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Information Aggressors attack Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Three 57th Information Aggressor Squadron specialists sort recycled paper containing information on Red Flag 14-2 March 10 at Nellis Air Force Base. One of their many tactics include looking through waste to gain critical information about the opposing blue force during Red Flag to inform…

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Just ‘FEZ’ it

Posted  March 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — He was 7,023 miles from his home, serving an air and space expeditionary force rotation in Afghanistan when the news rang out like a mortar attack siren: Maj. Greg “Fez” Dash was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The diagnosis was terminal. Dash passed away in February,…

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