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PURPLE brings awareness to frustrated parents of infants

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

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s the middle of the night, and there is no sign of sleep. Two parents are helplessly sitting defeated on the bedroom floor. In a crib in the corner of the room is a crying, wailing, gum-gnashing infant donning a purple cap. They tried everything: baths, swaddling, bouncing and…

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Fire protection flight prepared to respond

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Senior Airman Cody Malia 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman displays a rescue saw at Fire Station 1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 2. The saw is primarily used to remove aircraft canopies if the pilot or rescue workers are unable to open…

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Construction to begin on Tyndall Avenue

Posted January 30, 2015 by Brent D. Morris

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Base personnel should expect lane closures along Tyndall Avenue beginning Jan. 30 or the week of Feb. 2 until September of this year to allow for improvement of the base’s water main infrastructure. The $750,000 project, overseen by the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, will tie in remaining aircraft hangars,…

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NHP honors RED HORSE Airmen for bravery

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Capt. Thom Jackson (left), Nevada Highway Patrol state trooper, speaks to the 820th RED HORSE at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23. Jackson attended the ceremony to honor the bravery shown by, Tech. Sgt. Adam Dixon, Staff Sgt. James Maxwell and Airman 1st Class Christopher…

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JROTC cadets rappel with 58th RQS during Nellis AFB tour

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Members of the 58th Rescue Squadron secure the rappelling line for Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets as they descend the rappelling tower at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23. Three Army JROTC units toured Nellis AFB to expand their knowledge about the…

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Second PV array to be constructed on Nellis

Posted January 30, 2015 by Capt. Lauren Sahagun

U.S. Air Force photo photovoltaic power system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the largest solar photovoltaic array in the United States. Nevada Energy has recently been given the green light by the Public Utilities Commission to construct an new 18-megawatt photovoltaic array here. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — NV Energy has recently…

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Contracting trains to prepare for anything

Posted January 30, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Contracting Squadron conducted contingency contracting and local disaster response training at Camp Cobra here Jan. 20 to 22. The training was provided by retired Chief Master Sgt. Fidel Keranovic, Air Force Training Initiative for contract operations, included many situations Airmen can encounter, as well as interaction with…

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Red Flag 15-1 launches at Nellis AFB

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Two Royal Australian air force aircraft maintainers wait for their aircraft to return from a training mission during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 27. Red Flag exercises provide allied air forces the opportunity to train in a joint combat environment.  …

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Weapons load crew competition brings out best of best

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Staff Sgt. Adam Badgley, Tomahawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew lead, logs completed tasks during the 57th Maintenance Group’s weapons load crew of the year competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 16. Crew leaders ensure safety by following all technical orders, leading the load and double checking completed loads to look for…

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823rd MXS provides safe, reliable aircraft

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Airman 1st Class Carlos Thompson, 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60 at the 823rd MXS hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 12. The 823rd MXS is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of 18 HH-60s. Airman 1st Class Hunter Foust, 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk…

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