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99th FSS in overdrive during Red Flag

Posted July 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta Ika Senior Airman Darren Tomas, 99th Force Support Squadron food services journeyman, chops lettuce at the flight line kitchen Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17. The 99th FSS kitchen staff normally prepares 500 meals weekly, during the Red Flag exercise they prepare more than 1,000 meals…

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Nellis to add another large solar plant

Posted July 18, 2014 by Jennifer McCabe

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Valenca The solar field, comprised of more than 72,000 panels, was completed after 26 weeks of construction and three years of planning. The array is expected to produce more than 25 percent of Nellis’ electricity. TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Air Force is set to…

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Sports bring esprit de corps to Nellis community

Posted July 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachael Loftis Intramural sports are a good way to take control of one’s fitness. Participating in intramural sports offers active duty, dependents and retirees the opportunity to compete with other members of the Nellis community. There are currently five coed intramural sports offered annually; flag football, basketball,…

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Ellsworth lead wing for Red Flag 14-3

Posted July 18, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Fleshman

More than 150 Airmen and several B-1 Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., are among the more than 2,300 personnel, 116 aircraft, 20 units and two coalition partners to converge on Nellis to participate in the world’s largest combat exercise, Red Flag 14-3.

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Red Flag reaches full throttle

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U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo Airman 1st Class Ryan Merritt, 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., marshals an F-15E Strike Eagle during Red Flag 14-3 July 14 Nellis AFB, Nev. The U.S. Air Force’s premier exercise provides aircrews and ground crews the opportunity to experience realistic, stressful…

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RPA crews test skills during competition

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson Staff Sgt. William, MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator from the 138th Attack Squadron, Syracuse, N.Y., aims a laser onto a target during the third annual 432nd Wing’s Wing Hunt competition June 30 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The competition takes place between multiple remotely piloted aircraft…

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Boutwell becomes new Nellis ‘Mayor’

Posted July 3, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. - Col. Richard H. Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, accepted command of the wing during a ceremony held at the Thunderbird hangar here June 27.

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Weapons School class 14A graduates

Posted July 3, 2014 by Deena Luat

The United States Air Force Weapons School traces its roots to the Aircraft Gunnery School established in 1949 at Las Vegas Air Force Base, which became Nellis Air Force Base in 1950.

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Green Flag conducts large scale exercise

Posted July 3, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Green Flag-West 14-08 concluded June 27 as the largest scale Green Flag exercise ever conducted.

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Aviano jets rocket over California skies during Green Flag 14-8

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Michael Long, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to exit an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and bomber squadrons,…

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