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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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ACC Airmen of the Year 2018

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Air Force photograph ACC Outstanding Field Grade Officer of the Year, Maj. Quoc Vo, United States Air Force Warfare Center. Two of Nellis’ own took top honors in the 2018 Air Combat Command Airmen of the Year competition. Tech. Sgt. Joseph Olsen, Thunderbirds Airlift Operations, has been named Air Combat Command NCO of the year….

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VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System designated ‘2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader’

Posted May 4, 2018 by

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has designated the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System as a “2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” in their 11th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index. A record 626 healthcare facilities actively participated in the HEI 2018 survey, with HRC Foundation proactively researching key policies at more…

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Soaring high: Red Tail WSO, mentor reaches 4,000 flying hours

Posted April 6, 2018 by Senior Airman Krystal Wright

Members of 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron along with 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing leadership surprised a weapons system officer, or WSO, when he landed March 21, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

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