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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted January 16, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…

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Red Flag 12-4 completes exercise successfully

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William Coleman

More than 1,800 people, 17 units, and 94 aircraft from around the world participated in Red Flag 12-4, a two-week-long large-scale flying exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, that ended July 29...

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99th Air Base Wing

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of July 2012) The 99th Air Base Wing, activated in October 1995, is the host wing for Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases located in Southern Nevada. The wing provides installation support for more than 10,000 personnel assigned to Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test & Training Range. Three groups are…

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Interactive benefits phone system deactivates

Posted January 25, 2013 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — The interactive voice response system that enabled civilian employees to accomplish some benefits-related actions will be deactivated Jan. 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “Low usage and high maintenance costs resulted in the decision to deactivate the system, but the benefits team is still available to…

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Developmental education applications due April 12, May 1

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: The officer application suspense has been extended to April 12.) — Eligible active duty officers and civilians are now able to apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Officer applications are due to AFPC April 12, and civilian nominations are due May 1, said…

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Defenders learn skills to come back home alive

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —  In the desert just outside of Nellis Air Force Base, Airmen from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron instruct deploying security forces service members in urban combat operations at the Military Operations in Urban Terrain training village April 30. Teaching these service members the tactics to stay alive and come…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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Lone female gunner aims high

Posted June 28, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Airman 1st Class Natasha Libby, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, stands next to a GAU-2 mini-gun attached to a HH-60 Pave Hawk June 20, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to her responsibilities as an aerial gunner she also briefs passengers on safety and…

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One of AF most decorated heroes passes away

Posted August 2, 2013 by Air Force News Service

One of the most decorated Airmen in Air Force history, whose career spanned three wars and four decades, has passed away.

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Commander discusses future of Air Force Reserve

Posted September 27, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

Discussing the future of the Air Force, senior military and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16-18.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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99th ABW leaders visit Tule Springs fossil beds

Posted November 22, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander (right), and Chief Master. Sgt. Steven Cleveland, 99th ABW command chief (center), survey fossil beds excavated by paleontologists in the 1960s during a tour of Tule Springs, Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. The fossil beds are…

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