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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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Health & Safety

Following water safety tips can help Airmen, families stay cool

Posted  July 12, 2013

In the heat of the Las Vegas summer, triple-digit temperatures have become a daily reality, and Airmen are spending much of their off-duty time looking for ways to stay cool.

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CSAF to sponsor 3 captains for PhD program

Posted  July 12, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Chief of Staff of the Air Force will sponsor three eligible captains to pursue a doctorate degree through the fiscal year 2014 CSAF Captains Prestigious PhD Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “The program helps develop a cadre of strategic thinkers,” said Tech. Sergeant Jason Franklin, AFPC officer developmental…

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Security forces Airman delivers ‘miracle’ baby

Posted  July 12, 2013

Most women telling the story of their child’s birth include information about the doctors, hospitals and the baby’s father watching from the sidelines.

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Hagel calls DOD education support a strategic priority

Posted  July 12, 2013

DOD photograph by Glenn Fawcett Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s commitment to military families and to quality education for military children is a strategic imperative that leaders will maintain Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in remarks July 9. During closing remarks at the Military Child Education Coalition’s 15th National Training…

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USAF Warfare Center on cutting edge of testing, tactics, training

Posted  July 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircrew members from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., review flight plans at the Green Flag operations desk prior to a training mission Oct. 31, 2012, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Green Flag-West 13-2 is a realistic air-land integration combat training…

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: “As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary…

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EPR system not broken if used correctly

Posted  July 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I’m not certain how many of you had an opportunity to watch Chief Master Sgt. James Cody’s, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, recent comments regarding the enlisted performance report, but I strongly recommend you take a minute to visit the Air Force Portal and check it out. Our…

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Air Force officials release first enlisted LEAP selection board results

Posted  July 12, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force Culture and Language Center recently released the results of the first Language Enabled Airman Program selection board solely for enlisted Airmen. The selection of 199 applicants nearly triples the number of enlisted Airmen in the program. The program aims to sustain, enhance and utilize the existing…

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Fanning makes first visit to Nellis, Creech AFBs

Posted  July 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning speaks to Airmen about Air Force concerns during the Acting SecAF All Call at the Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s hangar July 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Fanning came to visit with Nellis and Creech Airmen and answer questions…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  July 19, 2013

Q. I live overseas and my eligible family member is receiving Applied Behavior Analysis from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst/BCBA-Doctoral certified by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board. Can he/she receive ABA reinforcement under the Extended Care Health Option Autism Demonstration for active duty family members or the ABA Pilot for non-active duty family members? A.No,…

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