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Raptors, Falcons fuel up in desert skies

Three U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash., during Red Flag 14-3, July 17, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat training…

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AOC integral to Red Flag 14-3 operations

For many Airmen, participating in Red Flag means working long hours in the sun loading munitions and launching aircraft for combat training operations.

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99th FSS in overdrive during Red Flag

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta Ika Senior Airman Darren Tomas, 99th Force Support Squadron food services journeyman, chops lettuce at the flight line kitchen Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17. The 99th FSS kitchen staff normally prepares 500 meals weekly, during the Red Flag exercise they prepare more than 1,000 meals…

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I am second: USAFWC command chief bids farewell after 30 years

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Chief Master Sgt. Robert A. Ellis, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center command chief, poses for a photo outside of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center headquarters building at Nellis Air Force Base, N.V., July 16. Ellis, who will be retiring after serving 30 years in…

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Nellis to add another large solar plant

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Valenca The solar field, comprised of more than 72,000 panels, was completed after 26 weeks of construction and three years of planning. The array is expected to produce more than 25 percent of Nellis’ electricity. TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Air Force is set to…


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Medical center begins modernization project

Posted  August 23, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group began construction on the Multi-Departmental Hospital Modernization project at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center with an official wall-breaking ceremony to officially kick off construction Aug. 28. Pediatrics, cardio-pulmonary and the surgery clinic have already begun the initial department moves for construction. Women’s health, labor and delivery,…

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AF announces PT test enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted  August 23, 2013

Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1.

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Salutes & Awards

Civilian serves 30 years, counting

Posted  August 23, 2013

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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Rep. Joe Heck visits Nellis

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. William Fry, 547th Intelligence Squadron commander, speaks to Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., during a visit to the threat training facility, Aug. 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Heck visited Nellis to discuss important topics. The congressman has more than 25 years in…

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Dodging stressors, building resiliency

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Col. James Cluff (center), 432nd Wing/ 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Butch Brien, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief, give high fives to Airmen participating in the wing’s kickoff dodge ball tournament as part of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day, Aug. 9. LAS VEGAS,…

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Nellis participates in fifth annual Feds Feed Families

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Senior Airman Alvin Suavez, 99th Force Support Squadron equipment and special event manager, Staff Sgt. Nichole Sedesse, United States Air Force Warfare Center ceremonies NCO, Tech. Sgt. Noe Adrade, 99th FSS fitness program manager, and Derrell Robertson, Three Square delivery truck driver, place food barrels being…

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SFS Airman receives Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  August 23, 2013

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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A place for everything; everything in its place

Posted  August 23, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Just like some of you, my family and I are right in the middle of yet another move, our ninth in our Air Force career. There are boxes everywhere in our house. Life simply doesn’t slow down enough to make it as smooth of a transition as we would like it…

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Get to know your Airmen

Posted  August 23, 2013

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — “It all starts with great NCOs and great supervisors who understand every Airman does have a story,” said the general. A part of taking care of people is knowing their stories. “Learn their stories. I am absolutely convinced that if we knew each other better, we would care for each other more,”…

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LRS Fleet Manager is AF’s best

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Kelly Keebler, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management and analysis supervisor, poses at the 99th LRS vehicle operations lot Aug. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Keebler was awarded the 2013 Bob Baker Fleet Manager of the Year Award in recognition of the new…

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