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Defense Secretary talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Defense Secretary Ash Carter came here Feb. 4, during the last leg of his defense-budget installation visits, and spoke to Nellis Air Force Base Airmen to preview the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and discuss its impact on the Air Force.

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57th OSS weather plays crucial role during Red Flag

Atmospheric weather conditions vary every day due to changes in heat, wind and moisture. Weather is constantly changing and is not something that can be controlled.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

Red Flag: Then, now

During the Vietnam War (1962-1973) the U.S. Air Force lost approximately 1,737 aircraft in combat. It was a number that was unacceptable and an area that the Air Force knew it needed to improve on.

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Biking brings hope to wounded, recovering veterans

Air Force members from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., volunteered as part of the Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) program and brought more than 20 wounded and recovering veterans together for the Vegas Challenge Feb. 1-3 in Blue Diamond, Nev.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter Local

606th ACS takes control of skies over Red Flag

When pilots fly over the massive Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas during Red Flag exercises, they always have to be in contact with one another to make key decisions which will determine who will be the day’s victors and losers.

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Annual luncheon celebrates Dr. King

Posted  January 22, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, speaks with Airmen during the 2016 Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Luncheon at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course club house Jan. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. White’s presentation…

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Load crew competition tests teamwork

Posted  January 22, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Staff Sgt. Nancy Warner, assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Thunder Aircraft Maintenance Unit, inspects ordnance prior to upload onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II during the annual load crew competition Jan. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A great amount of attention to detail…

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C2 summit; Roadmap to USAF future operating concept

Posted  January 22, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo Gen. Hawk Carlisle Commander, Air Combat Command, addresses senior Air Force leaders and policy makers at the 2016 Command and Control Summit, “Roadmap to the Air Force Future Operating Concept,” in the Green Flag Auditorium, Jan. 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The centerpiece of the second…

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A look back at Desert Storm, 25 years later

Posted  January 22, 2016

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five years ago, the Air Force participated in Operation Desert Storm, the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia. The campaign’s purpose was to drive the Iraqi military out of Kuwait, release the country from Saddam Hussein’s invasion and reestablish its sovereignty. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Requirements, procedures for base access

Posted  January 22, 2016

Trying to receive access to the base can seem like a daunting task. There are certain procedures and rules that a sponsor and visitor should be aware of prior to arriving at one of the installation’s gates for access that can make the process go as smoothly as possible.

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