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Community Happenings – February 13, 2015

Posted February 13, 2015 by

2015 Nellis AFB African American History Month: The Black History Month banquet is 6 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 20 at The Club. Cost is $25 per person and dress is smart casual/semi-formal. For more information contact Senior Master Sgt. Richardson at 702-652-6815 For tickets contact Richardson, Master Sgt. Hayden at 702-652-6805, Tech. Sgt. Humphries at…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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Oldest flying squadron in existence flies high at Red Flag 15-1

Posted February 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

Ever since air superiority became vital in any armed conflict, the Royal Air Force’s 1 (Fighter) Squadron has been on the leading edge of that superiority.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler
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Nellis fire fighters support Red Flag

Posted February 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

The men and women of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services flight have more than just structural fires and accidents to respond to. Throw in aircraft, pilots and jet fuel to the mix and that adds to the knowledge they’re required to maintain in order to perform their job.

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Commentary

I really shouldn’t be here

Posted February 6, 2015 by Capt. David Liapis

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life. There was a time when I was an enlisted aircraft electrical…

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Overcoming failures

Posted February 6, 2015 by Maj. Eric Tucker

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity…

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Red Flag 15-1

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Four F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 175th Fighter Squadron, Joe Foss Air National Guard Station, Sioux Falls, S.D., prepare to launch during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Salutes & Awards

New physician assistants graduate IPAP

Posted February 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Two students graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program class 03-12 during a ceremony at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course here, Jan. 30, 2015.

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Can you hear me now?

Posted February 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Imagine being on a routine flight, cruising in the spacious sky at 40,000 feet. Everything seems to be proceeding as normal, but in a brief moment, you quickly realize something is wrong.

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PURPLE brings awareness to frustrated parents of infants

Posted February 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s the middle of the night, and there is no sign of sleep. Two parents are helplessly sitting defeated on the bedroom floor. In a crib in the corner of the room is a crying, wailing, gum-gnashing infant donning a purple cap. They tried everything: baths, swaddling, bouncing and…

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Beyond the flightline at Red Flag 15-1

Posted February 6, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks

Samantha Millea isn’t a fighter pilot. She doesn’t load munitions on aircraft and she’s usually nowhere near a flightline.

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