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57th WG leads USAF in training, testing missions

Posted October 27, 2017 by Dan Wheaton

Since the 57th Wing activated in 1948 — nearly one year to the day after the Air Force activation – it has taken the lead in a variety of advanced air, space, and cyberspace training and testing missions. Currently, the wing is composed of innovative professionals leading advanced, realistic, multi-domain training focused on winning the…

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New Operations Center in RPA enterprise

Posted October 27, 2017 by Master Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Since 1996, the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise has been engaged in continuous combat operations in multiple theaters around the world. As the demand for remotely piloted aircraft support grew, so has the U.S. Air Force’s reconnaissance and attack capabilities.

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Gospel Choir anniversary

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Courtesy photograph The 1st CME Choir of Las Vegas sings Hallelujah at the Nellis Chapel. The Nellis Chapel Gospel Choir celebrated their 38th anniversary Oct. 14. Also on hand for the celebration was the Unity Baptist of Las Vegas Choir. The day featured a gospel choir workshop and, following the worship program, dinner was served…

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Chapel Fest

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The Nellis Chapel hosted Chapel Fest — A Celebration of Religious Freedom from 5-9 p.m., Oct. 19 near the Base Housing Office. During the event, the Chapel offered food, games for the children and information on the Chapel and other religious institutions in the area. For more information on the Nellis Chapel and the programs…

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99th CES pounds stakes for Prime BEEF Day

Posted October 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Saver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Airmen from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fall into formation to kick off their monthly base emergency engineer force training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 19, 2017. The training consisted of bare base setup and airfield management. Airmen from the 99th Civil…

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Courage amidst tragedy: Marines react, save lives

Posted October 13, 2017 by Sgt. David Bickel

Sgt. Michael Vura and Cpl. Austin Cox, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303 helicopter mechanics, assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care following the mass casualty attack in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 1. 

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Nellis holds vigil following Vegas shooting

Posted October 13, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tannenbaum Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, listens to the chaplain during a vigil at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 2, 2017. Nellis, like all of Las Vegas, was deeply saddened and affected by the Las Vegas shooting…

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Airmen evacuate attendees during Las Vegas shooting

Posted October 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Staff Sgt. Dondre Wood and Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto had tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1. Little did either of them know, the events that would transpire over the next hours would lead to the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history.

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Nellis surgeons, UMC combine efforts to treat Las Vegas shooting victims

Posted October 13, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

“On Oct. 1, 2017, at 10:08 p.m., I was asleep in my bed like every Sunday before that,” said Maj. Charles Chesnut, a general surgeon assigned to the 99th Medical Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nellis spouses bring healing to Vegas community

Posted October 13, 2017 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Shannon Janelle, mother of two and wife of Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Janelle, an instructor assigned to the Nellis First Term Airman Center, carries water to a donation site in downtown Las Vegas, Oct. 5, 2017. Shannon teamed with more than 30 spouses, friends and families to collect…

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