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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Posted September 13, 2017 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

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

Posted September 11, 2017 by

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

Posted September 1, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

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

Posted September 1, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

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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AFwerX Vegas opens new doors to innovation

Posted September 1, 2017 by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz

The men and women of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center will once again be on the leading edge of testing, tactics, and training innovation, establishing the force’s most ambitious knowledge outreach program to date.

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Doolittle heritage to MQ-9 firepower: 89th ATKS turns 100

Posted September 1, 2017 by

The 89th ATKS is a tenant unit at Ellsworth, and operationally falls under the command of the 432nd Operations Group at Creech AFB, Nev. Activated as the 89th Aero Squadron on Aug. 19, 1917, at Kelly Field in Texas, it quickly shipped out to join American Expeditionary Forces overseas in World War I.

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Air Force introduces new, improved tool to manage civilian benefits

Posted September 1, 2017 by Richard Salomon

U.S. Air Force graphic The Air Force is the first agency in the Department of Defense to roll out a new tool that helps government civilians more effectively manage their benefits and entitlement information. The Government Retirement and Benefits Platform is a web-based application that allows employees to make changes and updates to their health…

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A legacy of valor: 489th ATKS achieves centennial

Posted August 16, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The 489th Attack Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., has played an important part of airpower and reached its centennial anniversary on Aug. 13, 2017, despite multiple duties and designations.

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Inspired by air show, boy becomes USAF pilot

Posted August 7, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Inspiration can be fleeting or it can be enduring. As seven-year-old boy, Richard felt this powerful drive during a family outing to an air show, he had no idea it would shape his future career helping him become a U.S. Air Force pilot.

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Providing freedom from terror: RPAs help reclaim Sirte

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

In May 2015, Sirte, Libya, still recovering from the fallout of civil war, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. It took a year until the United Nations backed government of Libya, the Government of National Accord, launched an offensive to retake the city.

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