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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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RAF Lakenheath’s Strike Eagles participate in Green Flag 16-09

Posted  September 23, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, performs final checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9. Green Flag, in support of the U.S. Army’s National Training Center, provides…

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Health & Safety

DOD makes prescription drug disposal easy for beneficiaries

Posted  September 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — Defense Department health care beneficiaries can now safely and easily dispose of expired and unused medications by bringing them to a military treatment facility or, in some cases, picking up a mailing envelope from the installation to send for destruction of the medications free of charge, Dr. George Jones, the chief of the…

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Community involvement could net students a scholarship in latest Exchange contest

Posted  September 23, 2016

DALLAS — Students who go above and beyond in making a difference in their community could reap a handsome reward for their service in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Rewards of Caring Scholarship contest. To enter, authorized students in grades 6-12 with a 2.5 or higher GPA can submit an essay in English…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  September 23, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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Salutes & Awards

Exchange makes U.S. Veterans Magazine’s 2016 ‘Best of the Best’ list

Posted  September 23, 2016

DALLAS — U.S. Veterans Magazine has bestowed one of its highest honors on the Army & Air Force Exchange Service — a spot on its 2016 ‘Best of the Best’ list, recognizing employers, government agencies and educational institutions that support employment and business opportunities for veterans and spouses. This year, the Exchange earned placement in…

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