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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

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

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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AFMS follows aviation lead to high reliability

Posted April 10, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Over many years, the Air Force aviation community’s concept of high reliability has evolved from one of expected losses to today’s culture of safety, where fatal losses rarely occur. Now, following in the footsteps of aviators and nuclear engineers, the Air Force Medical Service is adopting the principles of high reliability…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden
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A-10s deploy to Romania for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden A row of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron park off the runway during a theater security package deployment at Campia Turzii, Romania, April 1. The aircraft deployed to Romania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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CSAF thanks RPA Airmen, highlights mission importance

Posted April 3, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III meets with 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing pilots before a roundtable sit-down during his visit to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. During his discussion, Welsh highlighted the changes within the Air…

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Reaper deploys live weapons on maritime training target

Posted April 3, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — On March 17 during a joint service training exercise over the Gulf of Mexico, an MQ-9 Reaper successfully hit a sea-going target with a Hellfire missile. This was the first time a remotely piloted aircraft hit a maritime target. “It was the first time we had put live weapons…

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Everyone has a story to tell

Posted April 3, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Andrew Church

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —  We tend to believe that just because we haven’t won a Nobel Prize or survived a horrific event that our stories are not worth telling.  This notion is false; your story is worth telling. We often get caught up on other peoples’ stories, whether it is that of a famous…

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Button your lip! Loose talk can cost lives

Posted April 3, 2015 by Dennis Morris

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Button your lip! Loose talk can cost lives,” was an operations security propaganda phrase used during World War II which still rings true today. It now goes beyond just buttoning your lips to include “zipping up” your social media sites. Safe web-browsing practices and OPSEC awareness are the best…

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Fisher House breaks ground in southern Nevada

Posted April 3, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. (Dr.) Guillermo Tellez (fourth from left), 99th Medical Group commander, joins other distinguished guests in the ceremonial dig at the Fisher House ground breaking ceremony at the Department of Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System campus in Las Vegas March 27. The Fisher House…

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99th Ground Combat Training Squadron inactivates

Posted April 3, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Col. Richard Neal, 799th Air Base Group commander, and Maj. Jesse Goens, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron commander, prepare to place a cover over the 99th GCTS guidon, officially inactivating the 99th GCTS, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 1. Before inactivating, the 99th…

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