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Nellis participates in American Patriot Festival

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Heidi West Air Force honor guardsmen present the colors at the American Patriot Festival in Las Vegas, May 21, 2017. The American Patriot Festival focused on supporting veterans and their families with live concerts, vendor stands and a car show with nearly 300 cars.   Air Force photograph by…

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Police Week: Honoring those who serve

Posted May 31, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Defenders from the 99th and 799th Security Forces Squadrons participate in a ruck march during National Police Week at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. May 16, 2017. Defenders, along with local law enforcement used the week to come together in a series of events to commemorate….

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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Posted May 26, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Members of the F-22 Flying Test Bed team pose for a photo in front of the highly modified Boeing 757 May 3. The FTB routinely flies with real Raptors both at Edwards and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in order to gain an early look at F-22 mission software…

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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Key spouse gives back

Posted May 26, 2017 by

Behind every good Airman is a great support system. Meredith, a key spouse of the 17th Attack Squadron, not only cares for her husband, an MQ-9 Reaper pilot, but also works for spouses married to military members across Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases, Nev.

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MQ-1 Predator showcased at American Patriot Festival

Posted May 26, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Veterans and their families admire the MQ-1 Predator during the American Patriot Festival May 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. The American Patriot Festival brought veterans and their families together to enjoy military displays, performances and a car show.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen…

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All in a night’s work: MQ-9s maximize airpower downrange

Posted May 26, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

As many Americans sleep soundly in their beds, Airmen in attack squadrons across the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper from cockpits in the continental U.S. are having decisive effects in the fight against violent extremism.

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2017 National Police Week

Posted May 26, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Adarius Petty A 799th Security forces team pushes a Humvee at the Warrior Fitness Challenge in support of Police Week May 15, 2016, Creech Air Force Base, Nev. National Police Week takes place annually to honor the service and sacrifice of civilian and military law enforcement members.  …

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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823rd MXS Airmen fuel innovation

Posted May 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter fuel probe at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 4, 2017. The 823rd MXS was tasked with rebuilding the HH-60’s fuel probe to prevent leaks…

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Farewell Bullseye!

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Kristin High

The 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office has documented and produced the missions of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range for nearly 66 years.

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