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US Navy veterans from USS Nevada (BB-36) visit Nellis

Posted February 19, 2016 by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Rizzo

Nearly 100 years after the battleship USS Nevada was commissioned, March 11, 1916, five of the dozen still-living Sailors assigned to the ship during World War II came to Las Vegas for the ship’s reunion. The veterans were welcomed by the Las Vegas Navy Operational Support Center staff Feb. 9.

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‘K-9 leads way’

Posted April 15, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

To say that a strong bond between a military working dog and their handler is crucial is an understatement, particularly in a career field where the dog and the handler rely heavily upon each other in high pressure and potentially dangerous situations.

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Miss Universe visits Nellis AFB

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015, puts her sash on an infant during her visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 2. Nellis AFB is the first military installation she has ever visited.

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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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Catholic Priest Familiarization Tour visits NAFB

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis The Catholic Priest Familiarization Tour poses for a photo outside of the Base Chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 21. While at Nellis AFB, the recruited priests were taken on a tour of the base, were introduced to a variety of units and organizations,…

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American airmen.

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Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases

Posted February 3, 2017 by Lori A. Bultman

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO- LACKLAND, Texas — The silent warfighters of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, yesterday through Feb. 10. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise…

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Gen. James Holmes takes command of ACC

Posted March 17, 2017 by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell

Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, March 10.

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99th SFS trains for all scenarios

Posted May 26, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Staff Sgt. Kenneth Delongchamp, 99th Security Forces Squadron member, prepares to enter a doorway during a training scenario in Area II on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 17. The 99th SFS designs realistic exercises to keep Airmen in a warrior mindset and sharpen tactics, techniques…

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Inspired by air show, boy becomes USAF pilot

Posted August 7, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Inspiration can be fleeting or it can be enduring. As seven-year-old boy, Richard felt this powerful drive during a family outing to an air show, he had no idea it would shape his future career helping him become a U.S. Air Force pilot.

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