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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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Commentary

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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Local

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

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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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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed
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Anything you can do, I can do better

Posted April 3, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Senior Airmen Leonel and Anibal DeJesus-Martinez, both F-22 Raptor integrated avionics technicians assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pose in front of an F-22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 25. Leonel’s career has mirrored his older brother Anibal’s, only taking place a year…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Local

LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

Posted March 27, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepare to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty
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Creech heats up

Posted March 27, 2015 by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 4. The new facility will keep the unit’s mission in line with Department of Defense emergency time and…

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Commentary

Aviation pioneer in Las Vegas

Posted March 27, 2015 by Gerald White

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During World War II, aviation opportunities literally exploded as the military trained hundreds of thousands of individuals to fly, opening the door to many who might never have had the chance before. Among this group were women pilots, many of whom trained and flew as civil service pilots with…

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