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U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Goodfriend
Technology

Arnold test teams prep F-35 for first external weapons release

Posted December 4, 2015 by Deidre Ortiz Arnold

Testing in the aerodynamic wind tunnels at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex helped prepare the Navy variant of the F-35 Lightning II for its first external weapons release, officials said.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
Local

57th OSS weather plays crucial role during Red Flag

Posted February 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Atmospheric weather conditions vary every day due to changes in heat, wind and moisture. Weather is constantly changing and is not something that can be controlled.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

555th RHS pivotal in new firehouse construction

Posted April 8, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Located in the desert of Area 2 on the northeast side of Nellis AFB, the 555th RED HORSE Squadron is a small reserve unit that works with the 820th RHS to accomplish a much larger mission whether it’s on the installation or during a worldwide deployment.

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voting
Air Force

Federal Voting Assistance Program helps Airmen understand their right to vote

Posted October 16, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

With election season coming around the corner in 2016, Airmen here may not know how to cast their vote. Airmen assigned around the world have a program to assist them in their right to vote: the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby Hardin
Commentary

Finding strength through my Air Force family

Posted December 18, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury

I joined the military to provide for my family, but I never would have expected the challenges my family would face and how we would evolve. When I enlisted in the Air Force I joined another family without intending to do so. This family has been with me ever since, especially during my family’s darkest tragedy.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
Local

99th FSS leads implementation of new evaluation, promotion system

Posted February 26, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

The Air Force is on the second of its three-year rollout of the most substantial changes in evaluation and promotion since 1970. The new evaluation and promotion system makes job performance the driving factor in promotions.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

34th BS Gains Deployment Training at Green Flag

Posted April 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

When Nellis Air Force Base comes to mind, the most common association that is made is that the base hosts the massive air-to-air training exercise known as Red Flag.

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Air Force

F-35A successfully fires first airborne shots

Posted November 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

For the first time, an F-35A Lightning II successfully fired the four-barrel 25 mm GAU-22/A Gatling gun while in flight Oct. 30.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams
World

AF sends F-35A to UK for air shows

Posted January 28, 2016 by By U.S. Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON—The Air Force is taking the future of airpower to international audiences in England this summer. The 56th Fighter Wing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, will send F-35A Lightning IIs to fly in heritage flights and to be on public display at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter
Local

ECARS to implement April 1 at Nellis AFB

Posted March 18, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

The Employee-Certification and Reporting System program, which aims to control smog levels in Clark County, is scheduled to be implemented at Nellis AFB on April 1.

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