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Airmen empowered to be innovative

Posted May 30, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A letter sent to Airmen across the Air Force last week from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer, Airmen were empowered to not only think outside of the box, but to share their innovative ideas with their leadership. “Last year, in…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

Posted August 1, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Security Forces sergeant becomes 9th female sniper

Posted May 18, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

A security forces sergeant from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron completed Air Force sniper school April 27, becoming the U.S. military’s ninth officially-qualified female sniper.

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Resiliency training for Senior Noncommissioned officers

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Resiliency training will be held Aug. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the base theater for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. For military members and their families resiliency is often associated with stressors that derive from being new to the…

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Korean Conflict reenactment- T-33, F-86, MiG-15

Posted November 9, 2012 by

An introduction to some of the aircraft that served in the 1950-53 conflict

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75 day leave carryover extended

Posted January 18, 2013 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of next fiscal year may be able to carry it into the next fiscal year thanks to a provision in the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision extends the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through…

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Nellis pilot first reservist to fly F-35

Posted March 22, 2013 by Maj. Jessica Martin

A reservist from the 706th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., recently became the first to fly the F-35A Lightning II, Air Force’s newest aircraft.

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted May 3, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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Nellis Airmen answer call for help

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, prepares to land after conducting a search and rescue mission in California June 14, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 66th RQS conducted a successful real-world mission, finding and rescuing a lost hiker in the…

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Waist measurement failures non-factor for most Airmen

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie The waist measurement portion of the fitness assessment is the second least reason for failure among Airmen. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent comments on social media sites show there’s a rumor among Airmen that the abdominal circumference component of the Fitness Assessment is where the largest majority of…

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