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AF wounded warrior trials in full swing at Nellis

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2015 Air Force Trials are underway after an opening ceremony to welcome the warriors here, Feb. 27. This year marks the second occurrence of the Air Force Trials, both taking place at Nellis Air Force Base. The trials are intended to promote the health and wellness of seriously…

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99th FSS leads charge during wounded warrior trials

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron transformed the Warrior Fitness Center’s facilities for the second consecutive year into a bustling adaptive sports competition for roughly 100 wounded warriors known as the 2015 Air Force Trials, which took place here Feb. 27 through March 5. “The amount of support we get…

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Thunderbirds prepare for ACC commander

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, perform a demonstration in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2. The Thunderbirds Showline consists of 24 professionals in various aircraft maintenance specialties. They are selected before each demonstration season based on their job proficiency, dedication to…

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Base construction set to cut costs, update facilities

Posted February 27, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

Over the past few months, many people here may have noticed older buildings, parking lots and other areas on base being demolished to make way for new construction projects.

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99th LRS implements AIM2

Posted February 27, 2015 by Master Sgt. Brian Shule

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis AFB recently underwent a major change on how ground fuels are issued at the Military Service Station here. A Defense Logistics Agency contractor, Syn-Tech, installed a new Automotive Information Module, or AIM2 Vehicle Radio Frequency Technology, on approximately 500 Air Force vehicles located at Nellis AFB. The AIM2…

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823rd MXS phase inspection ‘Paves’ way

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Senior Airmen Thomas Crawford (left) and Rob Wainwright, both 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chiefs, re-install a heating duct on an HH-60G during the aircraft’s phase inspection at the 823rd MXS maintenance hangar on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 24. The mission of…

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Weapons School fleet grows with arrival of second F-35

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18. The integration of the F-35 into the syllabus will better prepare Weapons School students for future conflicts, as well as increase the effectiveness of other combat aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —…

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B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

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Red Flag: evolution

Posted February 20, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.

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Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Posted February 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton

Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter pilots. Of those eight, only six fly in aerial demonstrations.

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