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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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AAFES spreads holiday cheer to BMT recruits at Lackland

Posted  December 18, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Trainee Michael Bacos leaned over the jewelry counter at the Exchange here, looking for the perfect sparkling gift to send to his wife back home in Dothan, Alabama. The 21-year-old Airman, in fourth week of Basic Military Training, is spending his first holiday away from his wife, Courtney. “It’s…

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Staying resilient in dark times

Posted  December 18, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The holiday season can be hectic for Airmen here. Some have the opportunity to go to their hometowns or have family come see them. But, some Airmen don’t have the opportunity to spend time with their loved ones during the holiday season or they don’t have anyone to turn…

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Events

Bringing holiday cheer to Creech children

Posted  December 18, 2015

Team Creech hosted the third annual children’s holiday party for military families here Dec. 12. The event included activities to bring Creech families together, improve morale and camaraderie, and provide opportunities for children to meet Santa.

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Forecasting missions keeps RPAs in the sky

Posted  December 18, 2015

The 432nd Weather Flight is the largest of its kind in Air Combat Command with 51 personnel who support remotely piloted aircraft operations globally.

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Salutes & Awards

ALS honors Class 16-A graduates

Posted  December 18, 2015

Ninety-four Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School here as part of Class 16-A, Dec. 10.

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