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Las Vegas native serves at sea aboard Navy’s largest warship

Posted June 9, 2017 by PO3 Theodore Quintana

A Las Vegas native and Sierra Vista High school graduate, Airman Quevin Caldwell is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Caldwell works as an aviation boatswain’s mate aboard the Norfolk-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational…

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Wing commander visits local police

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Air Force photograph On June 5, Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and Nellis AFB security forces personnel, visited the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Northeast Area Command.   Air Force photograph During his visit to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Northeast Area Command June 5, Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base…

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First pitch

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Air Force photograph Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, warms up prior to throwing out the first pitch in the May 27 baseball game between the LV 51s and the El Paso Chihuahuas. Despite the LV 51s taking an early lead, El Paso came back to win the game 8-6.

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Dedicated crew chief: Second to none

Posted June 2, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

The 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., held its first dedicated crew chief ceremony in more than five years here May 19 to recognize nearly 50 Airmen.

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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Posted May 26, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Members of the F-22 Flying Test Bed team pose for a photo in front of the highly modified Boeing 757 May 3. The FTB routinely flies with real Raptors both at Edwards and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in order to gain an early look at F-22 mission software…

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MQ-1 Predator showcased at American Patriot Festival

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Veterans and their families admire the MQ-1 Predator during the American Patriot Festival May 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. The American Patriot Festival brought veterans and their families together to enjoy military displays, performances and a car show.   Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen…

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All in a night’s work: MQ-9s maximize airpower downrange

Posted May 26, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

As many Americans sleep soundly in their beds, Airmen in attack squadrons across the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper from cockpits in the continental U.S. are having decisive effects in the fight against violent extremism.

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823rd MXS Airmen fuel innovation

Posted May 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, performs maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter fuel probe at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 4, 2017. The 823rd MXS was tasked with rebuilding the HH-60’s fuel probe to prevent leaks…

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Farewell Bullseye!

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Kristin High

The 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office has documented and produced the missions of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range for nearly 66 years.

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Restoring History: Wright Flyer arrives at Rancho High School

Posted May 26, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

On Dec. 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved a title that many of the time sought after: first in flight.

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