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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Local

B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Local

Red Flag: evolution

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton Local

Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter pilots. Of those eight, only six fly in aerial demonstrations.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Air Force

Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 6. The B-2 is the only aircraft in the world of its kind, and brings unmatched long-range,…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Salutes & Awards

99th GCTS garners first ACC Order of the Shield unit award

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen The Order of the Shield Detail waits to present the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron commander with the honorary shield during an Air Combat Command Security Forces Order of the Shield ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 6. The shield represents defenders as…


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Shutdown endangers reserve component readiness

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — Reserve component service members continue to be affected by the government shutdown, and officials are concerned about readiness. Within DOD, the reserve components are the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve comes under…

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  October 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 – when the AF354 will be rescinded – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center…

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DOD warns of non-sanctioned myPay app

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy graphic The Department of the Army Computer Crime Investigation Unit has issued a Cyber Crime Alert Notice about the use of any third-party mobile applications to access the Department Finance and Accounting Services myPay system that have not been sponsered by the Department of Defense. BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Department of the…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland
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Dietary supplement linked to hepatitis outbreak

Posted  October 18, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using OxyElite Pro, a dietary supplement, because of suspected links to acute hepatitis.

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Government shutdown impacts FSS services

Posted  October 18, 2013

A look at possible delays while the government, and by association the Air Force, recovers from shut down.

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Pumpkin Patrol ensures child safety during Halloween

Posted  October 18, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron ensures the safety of base housing residents during Halloween through a program called the “Pumpkin Patrol.” The security forces and volunteers from other units provide a safe and secure environment for children trick-or-treating through expanded foot patrols of the Nellis Landings and Terrace housing. The…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 18, 2013

Q. Does TRICARE cover weight loss bariatric surgery? A. Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 2. Vertical banded gastroplasty 3. Gastroplasty stomach stapling 4. Adjustable gastric banding i.e., adjustable LAP-BAND® ONLY when all of…

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Community Happenings – October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We…

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AF releases furlough-related pay information

Posted  October 11, 2013

Nellis Commissary reopens for business U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Edgar Yanga, commissary store workers, arranges bags of apples in the commissary produce section Oct. 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The commissary reopened Oct. 7 after being closed for five days due to the government shutdown. WASHINGTON —…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nieves Camacho
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To serve with honor

Posted  October 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nieves Camacho Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, recently completed a three-month commitment to the 4th FW Honor Guard. Honor guardsmen primarily perform military honors at official base functions and Service member’s funerals. SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — “FIRING PARTY! TENCH…

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