January 11, 2013

Around Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam
Nellis and Creech Air Force Base leadership introduced during Maaco Bowl
Nellis and Creech Air Force Base leadership are introduced during the Maaco Bowl Dec. 22, 2012, in Las Vegas. Leadership were there to represent and support more than 250 Nellis and Creech Airmen who volunteered to hold the American flag for the opening ceremony.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam
Opening ceremony fly over
Nellis and Creech Airmen hold a 100 yard long American flag while two F-15 Eagles from Nellis Air Force Base fly over during the opening ceremony at the Maaco Bowl Dec. 22, 2012, in Las Vegas. This year’s Maaco Bowl game was between University of Washington and Boise State University.


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Nellis NCO STEP promoted to technical sergeant
Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, surprises Staff Sgt. Tanner Grutz, 99th Security Forces Squadron, by promoting him to the rank of technical sergeant using the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program Dec. 14, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The STEP program is a tool which allows commanders to immediately promote enlisted Airmen who exhibit exceptional potential.


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Airman Leadership School graduates class 13-A
Airmen of the Airman Leadership School Class 13-A pose for a group photo Dec. 3, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Seventy-seven Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating ALS Dec. 20, 2012.

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