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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Health & Safety

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Health & Safety

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…


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Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

Posted  November 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Fellow Airmen, Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Force’s number one weapon system! In April we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400 ideas and that…

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Raptor demo team soars into sky

Posted  November 21, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE Nev. — Just as they do at many airshows across the nation, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration and Heritage Team from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, showcased the capabilities of the F-22 in the skies over Nellis Air Force Base this past weekend at the 2014 Nellis Open House. During the two-day event, the demo…

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Social well-being vital to Airman wellness

Posted  November 21, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In order to accomplish the Air Force mission, and remain resilient to adversity, Airmen must maintain high levels of physical, mental, spiritual and social fitness. This quarter, the 99th Air Base Wing will focus on social fitness, by participating in events that focus on this Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillar…

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Three bases identified as F-16 aggressor candidate bases

Posted  November 21, 2014

Air Force officials announced Eielson Air Force Base and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and Nellis AFB, Nevada, as candidate bases to host the 18th Aggressor Squadron and its 18 assigned F-16 Fighting Falcons Nov. 19.

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New app to solve basic computer problems across AF

Posted  November 21, 2014

As the Air Force Enterprise Service Desk goes virtual, Airmen will see a new application on their computers that allows them to immediately tackle and fix their minor information technology issues.

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Adopt-A-Family campaign spreads holiday cheer

Posted  November 21, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis First Sergeants Council is sponsoring its annual Adopt-A-Family program during the upcoming 2014 holiday season at Nellis AFB. Adopt-A-Family is a program that delivers presents to military families from Nellis and Creech AFBs who are in need of some extra help during the holidays. To partake in…

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Ellsworth AFB B-1s blast through Green Flag-West 15-02

Posted  November 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two crew chiefs from the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., complete a pre-flight checklist on a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, during Green Flag-West 15-02 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Nov. 18. Green Flag-West, provides combat training…

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Community Happenings – November 21, 2014

Posted  November 21, 2014

Trees for Troops:  Free holiday trees will be available in the Chapel parking lot 8 to 10 a.m., Dec. 10 for E-5s and below, 10 a.m. to noon for all others. For more information, contact the Chapel at 702-652-2950. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share…

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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The aircrew of a C-130J Hercules sit atop the aircraft to watch the practice performance of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7. Several military and civilian aerial demonstration teams participated in the event which also…

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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Maj. Brad Matherne, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-35 test director, gives a thumbs-up during the Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 8. Matherne piloted an F-35A Lightning II during the open house, which also marked the first public display of…

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