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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Women’s History Month: Remembering the past, looking toward the future

Posted  March 6, 2015

Courtesy graphic NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During the 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the opportunity to step up and volunteer on the…

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ACC commander unveils priorities

Posted  March 6, 2015

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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Thunderbirds prepare for ACC commander

Posted  March 6, 2015

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, perform a demonstration in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2. The Thunderbirds Showline consists of 24 professionals in various aircraft maintenance specialties. They are selected before each demonstration season based on their job proficiency, dedication to…

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Wounded Warriors rally for Air Force Trials

Posted  March 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Staff Sgt. August O’Niell salutes Maj. Gen. Margaret Poore, Air Force Personnel Center commander, after presenting her with an Air Force Wounded Warrior flag during the opening cermony of the 2015 Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. Care Beyond Duty is…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 6, 2015

Q:  I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A: Children • Unmarried biological and adopted children are eligible for TRICARE until age 21, or 23 if in college — see “College Students” below. • Eligibility may extend beyond these age limits if he or she is severely disabled. • At age 21 or…

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Community Happenings – March 6, 2015

Posted  March 6, 2015

Relationship Seminar: All couples with DOD ID cards are welcome to attend this seminar based on an award winning marriage curriculum March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Club on Nellis Air Force Base. Registration runs through March 11 at the Nellis AFB Chapel. The cost is $10 per couple and childcare and…

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Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis to host AF wounded warrior trials

Posted  February 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors will convene here Feb. 27 through March 5 for the 2015 Air Force Trials. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. Nellis…

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Just American: A century of Black life

Posted  February 27, 2015

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson….

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Don’t underestimate importance of sacrifices

Posted  February 27, 2015

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better or worse. We…

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