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99th ABW welcomes new commander

Posted July 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Col. Paul Murray assumed command of the 99th Air Base Wing from Col. Richard Boutwell at the Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar July 15.

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First-ever Marine F-35B takes part in Red Flag 16-3

Posted July 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps will be participating with their F-35B during the three-week Red Flag 16-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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C-17 gains valuable training through integration at Red Flag 16-3

Posted July 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Since its maiden flight in 1991, the C-17 Globemaster III has served as the most reliable and maintainable cargo aircraft in the U. S. Air Force arsenal with the ability of rapid and strategic cargo and troop delivery.

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Diverse AFE mission challenges airmen, protects lives

Posted July 29, 2016 by Susan Garcia

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—Six-foot-high wooden lockers line the aircrew fitting room, quiet in the early morning. Inside each locker a collection of helmets, antigravity suits, oxygen connectors and other life-saving flight equipment sits ready for the daily preflight inspection. Soon, a U.S. Air Force Weapons School aircrew flight equipment specialist will ensure each item…

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High-end fight integration: Navy brings electronic warfare to Red Flag

Posted July 29, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

The Electronic Attack Squadron 139 from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, is taking electronic warfare to the skies during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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Nellis Exchange celebrates organization’s 121 years of service, support

Posted July 29, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

NELLIS AFB, Nev. — On July 25, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service marks a milestone—121 years of serving Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and military families. On July 25, 1895, General Order No. 46 established the exchange on military installations, directing post commanders to set up an exchange at every post. Since then, exchanges have…

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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted July 28, 2016 by

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 15-18. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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U-2 returns to Red Flag

Posted July 25, 2016 by TSgt. Mike Slater

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is taking part in Red Flag 16-3, which is nothing new, as the wing regularly supports Red Flags.

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100-plus aircraft fly in for exercise Red Flag 16-3

Posted July 21, 2016 by TSgt. Julius Delos Reyes

The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11.

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Red Flag 16-3 night operations

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Jake Carter Capt. Matt Bender from the 20th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., conducts pre-flight checks on his F-16 before a night sortie during Red Flag 16-3 July 13, 2016. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its…

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