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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

Posted February 27, 2015 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis to host AF wounded warrior trials

Posted February 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors will convene here Feb. 27 through March 5 for the 2015 Air Force Trials. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. Nellis…

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Just American: A century of Black life

Posted February 27, 2015 by Daisy Jones-Brown

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson….

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Don’t underestimate importance of sacrifices

Posted February 27, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Lusson

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better or worse. We…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

Posted February 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

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,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Salutes & Awards

99th GCTS garners first ACC Order of the Shield unit award

Posted February 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

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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Air Force Medicine: A vision for future

Posted February 13, 2015 by Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis

WASHINGTON  — The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, ISR (intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance), rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. These are almost identical (but in different terms) to the missions the Air Force had in 1947. But we now do these missions in three domains: Air, space…

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Construction to begin on Tyndall Avenue

Posted January 30, 2015 by Brent D. Morris

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Base personnel should expect lane closures along Tyndall Avenue beginning Jan. 30 or the week of Feb. 2 until September of this year to allow for improvement of the base’s water main infrastructure. The $750,000 project, overseen by the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, will tie in remaining aircraft hangars,…

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Red Flag launches into 2015

Posted January 30, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two maintainers assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, work on the wing of an F-15 Eagle during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 27. Maintainers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of aircraft, including…

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On war, football: Sun Tzu, Bill Belichick conversation

Posted January 30, 2015 by Retired Lt. Col. Pete Zuppas

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sun Tzu, the legendary Chinese military general, lived over two thousand years ago. He’s best known for his famous book “The Art of War” — a masterpiece that endures today as a crafty reference guide, applicable not only to war fighting, but also many other pursuits. If “The Art…

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