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Skyhawk reunion takes place at Red Flag 17-1

Posted February 17, 2017 by Eamon Hamilton

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A chance reunion between man and machine took place here during Red Flag 17-1. Sgt. Murray Staff was deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as an imagery specialist to record the the Royal Australian air force’s participation in the exercise, and was surprised to see a familiar A-4…

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422 TES changes command

Posted April 28, 2017 by

Courtesy photo “Sax” Mathes, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, transfers the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Bradley “Split” Darling, 422 TES incoming commander during a change of command ceremony on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 21.

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Cleared hot: When predators and reapers engage

Posted June 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

Following the mission brief and pre-flight checks, an aircrew consisting of an officer pilot in command and a career enlisted aviator sensor operator observe a target in an area of responsibility overseas from a cockpit in the United States and waits for the green light from a joint terminal attack controller on the ground.

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Future 926th WG Airmen take Oath of Enlistment

Posted October 16, 2015 by U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Col. Ross R. Anderson (foreground, center), 926th Wing commander, administers the oath of enlistment to future Airmen of the 926th WG at Thunderbird Hangar on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 9. The 926th WG is headquartered at Nellis AFB and consists of two groups, 12 squadrons and one detachment located across the nation. Through…

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Childhood adversity tests Airman’s resilience

Posted December 11, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

The alarm rings. Yelling is heard from the nearby hallway. As footsteps get closer, Vickie Tippitt knows she is in a world of trouble.

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Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Posted February 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12, with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment. Red Flag, which was initiated in 1975, and is run by the 414th Combat Training Squadron where the mission is…

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Manpower keeps mission going at Nellis

Posted April 1, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron manpower section here, is in charge of determining the amount of Airmen that are allotted to each unit. Throughout the Air Force, the Manpower Requirement Squadron will conduct studies on each career field to determine if a squadron is manned at the appropriate level….

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Nellis AFB promotes energy savings ahead of rising temperatures

Posted May 27, 2016 by Jeffrey Blazi

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The winter and spring seasons are coming to a close, which means temperatures are going to start rising along with your electric bill, $200 a month bills are common for Las Vegas valley residents. If you think you pay a lot for energy, imagine paying Nellis’ and Creech’s combined…

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CASLV on track to new school year

Posted July 15, 2016 by Senior Airman Kristin High

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High Ercan Aydogdu, Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas executive director and CASLV representatives, receive building keys from Col. William Norton, 99th Mission Support Group commander, Chief Master Sgt. William Arcuri, 99th MSG superintendent, July 1. The school transitioned to CASLV over the summer and will begin…

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RAF Lakenheath’s Strike Eagles participate in Green Flag 16-09

Posted September 23, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Senior Airman Travus Merkel, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, performs final checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9. Green Flag, in support of the U.S. Army’s National Training Center, provides…

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