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Nellis maintainer launches 100th F-35 mission

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NELLIS/EGLIN AIR FORCE Bases, Nev./Fla. — Staff Sgt. Shaun Whittington, of the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, watches the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter as the pilot performs shutdown procedures after a sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 16. The sortie marked the 100th F-35A mission flown at Eglin, but also was Whittington’s…

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Advanced Maintenance School graduates 16 senior noncommissioned officers

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Capt Jeremy B. McCraney

The United States Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School continued to expand combat capability across the Air Force with the graduation of its fifth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course on Aug. 17, 2012.....

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‘Everyday heroes’ honored by Red Cross

Posted August 30, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Maj. Jeremy Kilburn, a cardio pulmonary physician at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, oversees a cardio-pulmonary procedure Aug. 28, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. He recently won the Red Cross Everyday Heroes award for his July 9, 2012, life-saving efforts. Two Nellis Airmen receive awards for saving lives Maj. Jeremy Kilburn On…

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Airman models while helping charity

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Military members often help their local communities with volunteer work, but one Nellis Airman is aiding her favorite charities as an old-fashioned pin-up model.....

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Nellis units excel in inspection

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Working the checklist . . . Airman 1st Class Brandon Lewis, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator journeyman, fills out a checklist prior to refilling his truck Aug. 22, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. R-11 fuel tanks hold a maximum capacity of…

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President Obama visits Nellis Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama greets Airmen and family members during a visit to Las Vegas Aug. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev...

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It ‘pays’ to have a club membership

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Military members assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases have new reasons to become club members while current members are about to see their benefits expand. Nellis AFB has 739 current club members — which accounts for about 10.3 percent of the military population assigned. Membership dues will…

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Nellis AFB Volunteers Needed

Posted August 24, 2012 by

Airman & Family Readiness Center The A&FRC has volunteer opportunities for receptionists, program assistants, and other office help. Contact Stephanie Garnes at 652-3327. Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) AADD is always looking for volunteers to help provide transportation for fellow airmen if they become impaired due to drinking. Contact Tech. Sgt. Phillip Ridenour at 652-4136,…

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Rules of the road, the airfield

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Airman 1st Class Floyd Jones Jr., 57th Operational Support Squadron airfield management specialist, removes a foreign object from under a truck tire during a Foreign Object Debris check Aug. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. FOD is potentially dangerous on airfields because it can…

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Local Law Enforcement builds strength in an old Nellis gym

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

In 2010, defenders from the 99th Security Forces Squadron and one member from the 555th RED HORSE, took a gym scheduled for demolition and transformed it into a shoothouse, currently utilized by all military services, local law enforcement and federal law enforcement....

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