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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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Commentary

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

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

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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Local

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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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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DoD

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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