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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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Nellis Airmen answer call for help

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, prepares to land after conducting a search and rescue mission in California June 14, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 66th RQS conducted a successful real-world mission, finding and rescuing a lost hiker in the…

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Filling squares

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent Miller

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — As Airmen, we are more than familiar with the need to fill the proverbial squares as we strive to progress in our military career. To be competitive for awards and promotions, we must commit ourselves to goals such as education, passing the fitness exam, and community service. It is through…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis celebrates life of one of its best

Posted June 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Courtesy photo Capt. Bill Sparks and his Electronic Warfare Officer Maj. Carlo Lombardo, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, pose with their F-105 Thunderchief during a deployment to Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base during the Vietnam War in support of Operation Rolling Thunder in 1967. Sparks and Lombardo carried out the “Wild Weasel” mission, attracting North…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H.
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MWD helicopter training takes flight

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. Military working dogs and their handlers assigned to the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron prepare to board an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 66th Rescue Squadron outside of Las Vegas June 14. The 99th GCTS is the Air Force’s largest regional training center and oversees the…

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Combating stress

Posted June 21, 2013 by Lt. Col. Paul Tombarge

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles
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North Nellis Coalition cleans up local community

Posted June 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Capt. Arthur Zeitler, 99th Security Forces Squadron force protection officer, and Officer James Paroon, Las Vegas Metro Police Department policeman, stand in front of a stage June 15, during a North Nellis Coalition community event in North Las Vegas, Nev. Airmen from the 99th SFS joined…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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Squadron’s commitment to excellence, service remains

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in a Joint Forcible Entry exercise over the Nevada Test and Training Range May 31. Under the ACC stand down that took effect June 1, the…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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Salutes & Awards

66th Rescue Squadron honors fallen

Posted June 14, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. Daniel Duffy, 66th Rescue Squadron commander, speaks to Airmen during a street renaming ceremony June 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Pedro 66 crew’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter was shot down and crashed in southwest Afghanistan June 9, 2010, killing five…

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Why we enforce standards

Posted June 14, 2013 by Master Sgt. Vincent Brass

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — In the military we constantly refer to “the standard.” Most standards are developed within Air Force Instructions or technical orders. They are what sets us apart from our civilian counterparts. Webster’s dictionary defines a standard as “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, or example.” We weigh…

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Keeping service in perspective

Posted June 14, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. James Powell

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — If you were approached by a co-worker, civilian or family member and asked the question, “Why do you serve?” What would your answer be? How would you internalize what you do for the Air Force to the point where you could answer that seemingly simple question? Over the past several…

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