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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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

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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Nellis units resume training flights

Posted  July 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Three F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, prepare to take off for a training mission July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The restoration of flying operations represents a Congressional action which gave the Air Force approval to use $423 million to…

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Avoiding retreat is cowardly

Posted  July 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Airman 1st Class Timothy Hilton, Senior Airman Alan Ruiz, and Airman 1st Class John Varner, 99th Air Base Wing Honor Guard members, carry the flag after taking part in the daily retreat March 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Honor Guard takes down the…

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Leap to your limits

Posted  July 19, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — One of the lessons I carry around with me every day is something I learned from the jumping events in high school track and field. I was intimidated by the high jump. Unlike the long jump, where every leap into the sand pit could be measured and faults were not…

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RED HORSE Airborne Airmen parachute over Nellis

Posted  July 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Odell Glasper, 820th RED HORSE Airborne Flight pavement and construction equipment journeyman, runs to a rally point during a training mission July 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE meet at a central location for accountability after each…

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My vacation to Moore, Okla.

Posted  July 19, 2013

MOORE, Okla. — I was on vacation in Oklahoma at the end of May, to visit family. My wife and I were actually looking forward to a change in climate and the potential for some thunderstorms, but were not expecting what would come May 20. I grew up in central Oklahoma, in the areas directly affected by…

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AF chief scientist addresses future

Posted  July 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force Illustration by Corey Parrish Dr. Mica Endsley assumed her new duties and responsibilities as the 34th Air Force chief scientist June 3 in support of senior leaders and Airmen across the service. Endsley is the first woman to serve in this position. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force chief scientist addressed members of…

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USAF Thunderbirds to resume limited training flights

Posted  July 19, 2013

Temporary funding for flying hours has been restored, allowing the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron to resume training flights again through the end of fiscal year 2013.

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AFNet migration making progress

Posted  July 19, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force Network migration is just around the corner, and many Airmen don’t know what to expect from the changes. AFNet is scheduled to begin migrating Nellis and Creech AFB’s supported computer and network users starting July 29 and is planned to take two months. The AFNet migration is…

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Keeping Nellis beautiful: Airmen prune trees around MSG

Posted  July 19, 2013

  Airmen 1st Class Chet Wagnon and Cody Miller, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pavements and equipment apprentices, load trimmed tree branches into a wood chipper in front of Bldg. 11, headquarters for the 99th Mission Support Squadron and the 99th Comptroller Squadron, July 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The CES pavements and equipment…

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10 special duties become developmental opportunities

Posted  July 19, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Selection for 10 special duty fields is now a nominative rather than volunteer-based process, Air Force officials announced today. In the past, any qualified Airman who met eligibility criteria defined in the special duty catalog could apply for a special duty opportunity. However, as resources become scarcer, Air Force leaders…

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