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LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Racing against the clock and with leadership’s eyes watching, three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded training munitions onto an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10, officially becoming the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A.

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ACC successfully completes BlackBerry to Apple migration

Earlier this year, Air Force Space Command announced an Air Force desire to migrate from Blackberry devices to a secure smart phone solution for the Air Force. Air Combat Command led the way and has now successfully migrated 100 percent of its 3,500-plus BlackBerry users to Apple [iOS] devices.

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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

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Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.


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Squadron’s commitment to excellence, service remains

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in a Joint Forcible Entry exercise over the Nevada Test and Training Range May 31. Under the ACC stand down that took effect June 1, the…

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Salutes & Awards

66th Rescue Squadron honors fallen

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. Daniel Duffy, 66th Rescue Squadron commander, speaks to Airmen during a street renaming ceremony June 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Pedro 66 crew’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter was shot down and crashed in southwest Afghanistan June 9, 2010, killing five…

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Why we enforce standards

Posted  June 14, 2013

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — In the military we constantly refer to “the standard.” Most standards are developed within Air Force Instructions or technical orders. They are what sets us apart from our civilian counterparts. Webster’s dictionary defines a standard as “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, or example.” We weigh…

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Keeping service in perspective

Posted  June 14, 2013

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — If you were approached by a co-worker, civilian or family member and asked the question, “Why do you serve?” What would your answer be? How would you internalize what you do for the Air Force to the point where you could answer that seemingly simple question? Over the past several…

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Nellis Medicine Residency’s class graduates

Posted  June 14, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Eight doctors will graduate the 99th Medical Group Family Medicine Residency Program here June 28. The mission of the FMR is to provide world class instruction so graduate physicians can supply a personal medical home for patients from cradle-to-grave, whether deployed or in garrison. The FMR offers continuous three-year positions with…

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Colonel Cornish signs community action plan

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Col. Steve Langford, Nevada Test and Training Range commander, Col. Stephen Waller, 57th Wing vice commander, and Col. Jim Cluff, 432nd Wing commander, watch as Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs the community action plan June 6, 2013, at Nellis Air Force…

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Wing commander climbs with CS

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Bruce Jackson, 99th Communications Squadron airfield systems apprentice, assists Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, with a climbing harness before the radio tower climbing demonstration June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cornish climbed the radio tower to experience the…

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Air Force Network migrations coming to Nellis, Creech

Posted  June 14, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis and Creech AFBs will soon merge unclassified computer user accounts and core network services into the newly-centralized Air Force Network construct. Beginning July 29, for a two-month period, technicians will begin migrating workstations, network user accounts, and email into the AFNet construct. The AFNet migration project represents a major change…

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Chaplain recruits experience military culture

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. From left, Fathers Brian Wood, John Kinney, and Joseph Idomele celebrate Mass as part of the U.S. Air Force’s “Come Be With Us” chaplain recruiting tour June 11. The tour brings active-duty chaplains and civilian priests to Nellis and Creech Air Force Basesto help recruit new chaplains….

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Defense contractors will share burdens of furloughs, Hagel says

Posted  June 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is reviewing all of its contracts, and DOD contractors will share the burden of spending cuts, including the furloughs facing the department’s civilian workforce, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told senators June 11. Hagel testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee this morning. “Contractors are part of any institution,” he…

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