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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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Community Happenings – February 27, 2015

Posted  February 26, 2015

Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Public Meeting: The public is invited to attend a Nellis Air Force Base Restoration Advisory Board meeting at the…

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Weapons School fleet grows with arrival of second F-35

Posted  February 20, 2015

The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18. The integration of the F-35 into the syllabus will better prepare Weapons School students for future conflicts, as well as increase the effectiveness of other combat aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed
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B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Posted  February 20, 2015

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

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I wanted to die

Posted  February 20, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Two months ago, I wanted to die. Allow me to clarify — I was not suicidal on that dark, August night when I hit rock bottom. I did not want to take a razor to my wrists. I did not want to swallow a bottle of pills. I did not want to…

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What I’ve learned, an Airman’s perspective

Posted  February 20, 2015

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.  — When I raised my right hand and swore to defend my country, I wanted to travel the world and continue my education. I managed to accomplish the first, spending the first two years of my enlistment at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and Osan Air Base, South Korea, but my ever-changing…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann
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Red Flag: evolution

Posted  February 20, 2015

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.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton
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Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Posted  February 20, 2015

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.

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Salutes & Awards

ALS honors new graduates

Posted  February 20, 2015

Seventy six Airmen from Class 15-B completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating from Airman Leadership School during a ceremony at the club Feb. 12, 2015.

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Air Force

AEF Teaming brings new order of business to deployments

Posted  February 20, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For many Airmen deployments are hard to understand, and for leaders they’re hard to sell and to sustain. Implemented in Oct. 2014, Air Expeditionary Forces Teaming was designed as a way to improve predictability, visibility and stability for units and Airmen while maintaining the flexibility to satisfy combatant commander…

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Health & Safety

Fitness: Lifting weights

Posted  February 20, 2015

Lei Govan, a shift manager at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, lifts weights at the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 18. Weightlifting can help burn fat, reduce the risk of diabetes, prevent back pain and help fight depression. The Warrior Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday…

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