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No off-season for the Chapel

Posted September 9, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Isela Gonzalez

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The National Football League season is right around the corner! Many of you have been looking forward to this season and hope to watch your team reach the Super Bowl. Growing up in New Mexico, I did not have an NFL team to call my own. Because of this,…

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The Hurricane Seat

Posted September 9, 2016 by Chief Master Sgt. Kristine Jones

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As a chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, I have had the honor of some unique experiences, but none compare to riding in the “hurricane seat” of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. I learned this lesson on a recent trip visiting one of our geographically separated units, and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Since its inception in 1975, Red Flag has served as the pinnacle of air-to-air combat training for the U.S. Air Force and its allies.

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Team Nellis/Creech/NTTR set to undergo Command Cyber Readiness Inspection

Posted September 9, 2016 by Major Robert Curran

NELLIS AIR FORE BASE, Nev. — Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases will be vulnerable for a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection or CCRI as early as October with a specific date still to be announced. Throughout the rigorous assessment window, inspectors will be examining the installation’s classified and unclassified computer networks to validate security compliance…

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Remembering 9/11

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Dominic Mendoza

U.S. Air Force photo “I was 11 years old and in 5th grade. I woke up in the morning hearing my parents chattering about something on the TV that looked like a movie. It was the local news channel talking about a plane that had flown into one of the twin towers. As I watched…

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693rd ISRG increases capabilities during Red Flag 16-3

Posted September 9, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady

Courtesy photo The Distributed Ground Station-4 team takes a team picture in front of the U-2 the recent Red Flag 16-3 exercise July 11-29 at the Nevada Test and Training Range of Nellis Air Force Base. The mission of Red Flag is to provide unrivaled air, space and cyber combat power for America by combining…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
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USO Transition 360 helps service members’ transition into civilian life

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Transitioning out of the military can be a stressful and overwhelming process. The USO offers assistance through a variety of partnerships and programs called their USO Transition 360 Alliance to make help make the process easier.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer
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F-35A continues fifth-generation tradition of air superiority against legacy aircraft

Posted September 9, 2016 by Senior Airman Stormy Archer

Years ago, Lt. Col. Brad Bashore flew against the F-22 Raptor as an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot. Now, as an F-35A Lightning II pilot at this year’s exercise Northern Lightning, it was his turn to deliver fire from the clouds.

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Combat Kings train at all hours during Red Flag

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum HC-130J Combat King IIs assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, undergo preflight preparation on the flightline before Red Flag 16-4 night operations at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 25. Red Flag missions are conducted on the 2.9 million acre…

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September sales boost shoppers’ savings

Posted September 9, 2016 by Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs

FORT LEE, Va.—Commissary shoppers will see various sales events throughout their store in September with Labor Day promotions, football fever events, Oktoberfest celebrations, case lot sales and lots of coupons to help save even more money. The Nellis Commissary Case Lot Sale is Sept. 15-18. “September is a busy month for commissaries, and there are…

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