Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie
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66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

Posted September 21, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. DeoAndre Curtis
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MQ-9 squadron earns AFA honors for innovation, lethality

Posted September 19, 2018 by Capt. Annabel Monroe

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. DeoAndre Curtis Select members of the 89th Attack Squadron accepted the Air Force Association’s 2018 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Trophy from Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright and F. Whitten…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

Posted September 7, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens
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Creech Airman earns Tuskegee Airmen honors

Posted August 15, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

In September 1940, the Tuskegee Institute began training African American pilots who would go on to fly more than 15,000 sorties during World War II, destroy or damage 273 German planes, and inspire the integration of U.S. armed forces.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson
A U.S. Air Force medal with an attached remote “R” device sits in front of an MQ-9 Reaper July 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The “R” device distinguishes an award earned for hands-on employment of a weapon system that had direct and immediate impact on a military operation, without being exposed to hostile action or immediate danger.
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Air Force awards first Remote device: Dominant persistent attack aircrew recognized

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James ThompsonA U.S. Air Force medal with an attached remote “R” device sits in front of an MQ-9 Reaper July 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The “R” device distinguishes an award earned for hands-on employment of a weapon system that had direct and immediate impact on…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens
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A family legacy: 65 years in the making

Posted June 15, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

Many families connect through movie nights, snacking on popcorn, rooting for their favorite sports team or singing those 1980s classics, but this major’s family founded a tradition within the years they dedicated to the U.S. Air Force.

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Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie
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First Sergeants keep Airmen mission ready

Posted June 4, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

Recognized by the diamond on their sleeves, first sergeants are vital members of every squadron across our Air Force because they keep the Airmen mission ready.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Police Week: Respect, honor, remember

Posted May 21, 2018 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

The 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nelis Air Force Base, Nev., hosted the annual National Police Week May 14-18 on base to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognize those who serve.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Posted May 18, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

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Air Force photograph by Karina Luis
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Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

Posted May 18, 2018 by Shireen Bedi

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

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