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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

Posted April 17, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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CSAF discusses Air Force’s need to reset

Posted April 17, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON — The Air Force Association hosted its monthly Air Force breakfast with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III in Arlington, Virginia April 2. During his speech, Welsh addressed many topics and issues in today’s Air Force, including hitting the “reset button.” “For the last couple of years what we have…

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Commentary

Ten seconds later, that picture still exists

Posted April 17, 2015 by Liz Jacobson

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included. “Hey, don’t worry! It’ll be fine; all of the pictures I send disappear after 10 seconds. That’s how Snapchat works.” While many teenagers only share their silly, cross-eyed, quadruple-chinned faces with friends, there are a…

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Commentary

Becoming stronger through failure

Posted April 17, 2015 by Senior Airman Anania Tekurio

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Failing the Air Force physical training test was my greatest fear since joining the military. It is embarrassing to admit recently that fear came to fruition, but what I have learned through that failure has become one of my greatest strengths. After failing, I definitely felt like a weak…

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Health & Safety

‘Eye’ see you

Posted April 17, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Lisa Winkelman, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, simulates taking a vision test at the Optometry Clinic on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. Getting an eye exam is important to ensure eye vision and pressure is good and in the normal range. For…

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World

Nellis AFB goes green for Earth Day

Posted April 17, 2015 by 1st Lt. Kenia Predoi

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The first Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, and was introduced by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. More than 20 million people and thousands of local schools and communities participated in the first Earth Day in the U.S. Across the Air Force today, installations are taking aggressive strides…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

Posted April 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Salutes & Awards

99th Medical Group wins research awards

Posted April 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group’s Family Medicine Residency and Clinical Investigation Program recently took home two research awards. The CIP was presented with the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States 2014 Training and Education Award and the FMR was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Scholarly Activity…

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Sexual assault survivor: ‘You are not alone’

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nancy Kasberg

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — I remember the day like it was yesterday. My heartbeat echoed in my head as I attempted to dry my sweaty hands on my jeans. I was 21 years old, sitting in a Korean court room, waiting to be questioned by prosecutors. How I ended up there was unreal. Just…

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Nellis honors Holocaust victims, survivors

Posted April 10, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Klodnicki, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, lights the last of seven candles at the Holocaust commemoration and candle lighting ceremony at the chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7. During the ceremony, children of victims and survivors lit six candles in…

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