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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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Airman from 99th LRS earns Diamond Sharp Award

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles   Tech Sgt. Curtis Kelley, 99th Logistic Readiness Squadron documented cargo specialist, logs incoming items at the documented cargo section Sept. 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kelly was named Nellis AFB’s First Sergeant Association’s Diamond Sharp Award for August. During the month, he led…

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Nellis to host 27th annual POW/MIA ceremony

Posted September 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Freedom Park here will be the location for this year’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony scheduled for Sept. 20. The aim of the event, which is held on the third Friday of every September, is to honor former and current American prisoners of war and remember service members still missing in…

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SFS Airman receives Diamond Sharp Award

Posted August 23, 2013 by

Tech. Sgt. Brady Warren, 99th Security Forces Squadron criminal intelligence analyst, answers a phone call Aug. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Warren was selected by the Nellis First Sergeants to receive the Diamond Sharp award for the month of July. Warren has completed six credit hours towards his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice,…

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Civilian serves 30 years, counting

Posted August 23, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

As a young Air Force spouse, Jean Busch, United States Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer Operations School secretary, knew her life would be different from many of her hometown friends in Richfield, Minn.

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