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57th Wing Safety wins ACC best practice

Posted January 31, 2014 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

Tech. Sgt. Donald Salamone, 57th Wing flight safety craftsman, gives a safety brief to dedicated crew chiefs in Detachment 13, Jan. 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 57th Wing safety office conducts flight safety maintenance meetings four times a year to educate Airmen on maintenance trends across the combat Air Force. Maintenance mishaps,…

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Nellis leadership pay final respects to fallen wingman

Posted January 17, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., render a final salute to Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hubbard, 53rd Test Management Group superintendent, while the Nellis AFB Honor Guard places his casket on a conveyor to load into an awaiting aircraft during a dignified transfer ceremony Jan. 10 at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas. Hubbard was…

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USAF AMMOS graduates AMSC 100th graduate

Posted December 20, 2013 by Capt Jeremy B. McCraney

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated the graduation of its 7th Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class Dec 13. This graduation also marked the graduation of the 100th AMSC graduate. AMSC is a six-week course that provides graduate-level education in expeditionary logistics and agile combat support to…

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547th Intelligence Squadron NCO receives Nellis Top III MVP Award

Posted December 6, 2013 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Van Veldhuizen, 547th Intelligence Squadron Central Command Integrated Air Defense Systems NCO in charge, stands by a SA-8 GECKO low altitude surface-to-air missile system Nov. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Van Veldhuizen was selected as the Nellis Top III MVP award winner for the month of October. During the month…

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World War II veteran shares memories at POW/MIA remembrance breakfast

Posted November 27, 2013 by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Retired 2nd Lt. Dean Whitaker, B-17 Flying Fortress pilot and World War II veteran, receives a memento from Airman 1st Class Jade Kristofferson, 6th Combat Training Squadron knowledge operations journeyman, during a WWII Veteran’s breakfast Nov. 22 inside the Club at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The memento was presented on behalf of the ACE Council,…

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Thunderbirds honor fallen pilot with dedication of restored F-105 replica

Posted November 22, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. From left: Bill Devlin, Rick Dale, Mark Devlin, Shirley Buckley, and Bill Devlin. Buckley and her sons were the guests of honor at a ceremony Nov. 15 to dedicate an F-105 “Thunderchief” replica in front of the Thunderbirds hangar. Buckley’s late husband, Capt. Gene…

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Six Nellis Airmen earn chief stripe

Posted November 15, 2013 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The following 99th Air Base Wing, 57th Wing and the Nevada Test and Training Range senior master sergeants have been selected for promotion to chief master sergeant. The Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, notified Airmen across the service of their selection for promotion Nov….

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Airmen save drowning child

Posted October 25, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen receive training throughout their career to help them perform during stressful situations and to focus on the mission. That’s exactly what Lt. Col. Ryan Messer, 17th Weapons Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Edward Casey, 388th Operations Support Squadron commander, at Hill AFB, Utah, did during a weekend vacation Oct….

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Nominees sought for Verne Orr award

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are accepting nominations for the 2014 Verne Orr Award. The Air Force Association established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented unit accomplishments and achievements that used personnel to their full potential in order to…

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AMXS Airman receives Diamond Sharp Award

Posted October 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

  Staff Sgt. Kelly Sifers, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons team chief, enters data into the Core Automated Maintenance System at the Viper aircraft maintenance unit Oct. 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sifers was presented the Diamond Sharp award for September for her exceptional job performance and her volunteer work in the community,…

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