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2015 Year in Review

Posted January 8, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, perform their demonstration in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2, 2015. The Thunderbirds perform their show multiple times a year at various locations across the United States….

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Hustler Trough II

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U.S. Army photograph by Sgt. Jessica R. Littlejohn Airmen assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., check the flight line for debris at Biggs Army Airfield during Hustler Trough at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Nov. 2. Hustler Trough, a joint training exercise, combining the expertise of Soldiers and Airmen from…

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Warfighters convene at NAFB for WEPTAC

Posted January 22, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Air Force senior leaders, industry executives, joint and coalition warfighters converged for the 2016 Annual Weapons and Tactics Conference, hosted here by Air Combat Command, Jan. 3-16.

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Exchange doubles gas savings Oct. 9-11 for MILITARY STAR® cardholders

Posted October 9, 2015 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — To celebrate the launch of the MILITARY STAR® rewards program, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up gas savings by doubling the discount for MILITARY STAR® cardholders. From Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, drivers fueling up with a MILITARY STAR® card at AAFES gas stations will receive 10 cents off…

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Nellis expands education options for elementary-age dependents

Posted December 4, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, elementary-age children of Department of Defense employees will have the option of attending an on-base public charter school.

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606th ACS takes control of skies over Red Flag

Posted February 5, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

When pilots fly over the massive Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas during Red Flag exercises, they always have to be in contact with one another to make key decisions which will determine who will be the day’s victors and losers.

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Airmen ’unload’ skills during load crew competition

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Airmen from the Eagle Aircraft Maintanence Unit work together to load a munition during a quarterly weapons load crew compteition on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23. Weapons loaders work in teams of three, with the highest ranking member being the team chief.   Staff Sgt. Colton Covill, Eagle Aircraft Maintanence Unit weapons team…

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Creech education office deliberately develops Airmen

Posted January 8, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The education office continues to provide Airmen here opportunities to further both their personal and professional education requirements. Currently, the education office offers career development course testing, skill-level testing, professional military education testing, and GI Bill and Community College of the Air Force counseling. Airmen can complete PME and…

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Planes by day, cars by night: Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted November 13, 2015 by By Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in a remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster.

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Nellis Airmen take time to give back

Posted January 28, 2016 by By Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Volunteering can be an amazing experience. Sharing those volunteer experiences can often inspire others to take time out and give back to the community. Airmen from the 823rd Maintenance Squadron took time on their day off to volunteer at the Nellis AFB Recycling Center Jan. 26. “I wanted to…

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