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AF upgrades to Windows 10

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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Fairchild Refuels Red Flag 18-1

KC-135s were once considered to be the Air Forces premier refueling force, enabling fighter jets, bombers and other aircraft the ability to stay airborne to accomplish long range mission sets, without the tankers, fighter jets may not be able to hit their long-range marks.

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Red Coat Ambassador Program

Wearing a vibrant red vest and a “Just Ask Me!” button, John Istle walks through the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center and greets every visitor with earnest enthusiasm.

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Doolittle legacy honored, RPA aviators continue to deliver justice

There were moments, which through their pure magnitude galvanized the nation, inspiring those to act, forever altering the fabric of our lives.

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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MQ-1 Predator airstrike stops car bomb

Posted  February 3, 2017

The MQ-1 Predator aircrew sat in the ground control station focused intently on their screens. Tension filled the air as they assessed the situation and began calculating the risks of destroying an armored vehicle suspected of carrying explosives.

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Plan A versus Plan B

Posted  February 3, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — How many of you have received an assignment that you were not crazy about? Do you ever wonder if the Air Force is playing a trick on you? As a young staff sergeant, I received a base of preference assignment and was stationed in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The…

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Salutes & Awards

Annual award winners

Posted  February 3, 2017

99th Air Base Wing Civilian Category I: Carmel Fauni, 99th Medical Group Civilian Category II: Robert Tello, 99th Mission Support Group Civilian Category III: Honolito Directo, 99th MSG Civilian Category IV: John Thompson, 99th MSG Field Grade Officer: Lt. Col. Paul Fredin, 99th MSG Company Grade Officer: Capt. Brittany Hicks, 799th Air Base Group First…

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57th MXS redesignated as 57th MUNS

Posted  February 3, 2017

A little more than seven years after it was designated as the 57th Maintenance Squadron, the squadron was inactivated.

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57th WG/99th ABW command chiefs take flight with Thunderbirds

Posted  February 3, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, 57th Wing command chief, poses for a photo with Maj. Kevin Walsh, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron operations officer on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan 24. All three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces conduct orientation…

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