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823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural mainframe craftsman, replace the structural strap on the tail pylon of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during an accelerated inspection phase, July 25 at Nellis…

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Newcomer’s orientation offers useful information

Incoming members of the Nellis community gather together for a Right Start Newcomers Orientation briefing at The Club, July 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the peak permanent change of station season, approximately 750 people attend Right Start, and each week approximately 50 people attend in-process orientation, visit vendors at the information fair,…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Volunteers ensure smooth operation at pharmacies

Volunteering can be a great way to spend extra time by helping someone out. There are multiple personal benefits, as well as benefits for the organization receiving the assistance.

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…


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Women play huge role in World War II aviation efforts

Posted  March 8, 2013

The Air Force’s acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women’s aviation units. That same year, a unit of flight nurses who had not yet quite finished…

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Remembering Brig. Gen. William T. Meredith, father of REDHORSE

Posted  March 8, 2013

Official biography photo Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the age of 93 following a brief illness. Brig. Gen. Meredith was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Halifax, Va. He attended William and Mary College…

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RED HORSE takes part in JOAX 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st 321st Airborne Artillery Regiment from Fort Bragg, N.C., jump out of a C-17 Globemaster from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., over Sicily Air Field during a 1,700 parachute Joint Operational Access Exercise Feb. 25 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Soldiers participating…

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Military Personnel Data System upgrade begins

Posted  March 8, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Military Personnel Data System will be offline for 23 days, as of this morning, to allow the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency to upgrade and transfer military personnel data to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. MilPDS is the…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 8, 2013

doc Dear Beneficiary, A new TRICARE Enrollment Card for your enrollment beginning April 1 has been requested on your behalf as part of the transition to the next generation of TRICARE contracts. Under the new TRICARE contract in the West Region, your TRICARE benefit will be administered by a new contractor, UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans…

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Distracted driving: texting can be deadly

Posted  March 8, 2013

Distracted driving has become a major safety issue for drivers nationwide. According to distraction.gov, a U.S. government website promoting safe driving, more than 3,000 people were killed in distraction-related crashes on U.S. roadways during 2012.

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Women who aren’t afraid of heights or fights

Posted  March 8, 2013

With women now allowed to pursue combat related career fields, the first notion is that women have not participated in combat related duties whatsoever. But in reality this isn’t the first time women have been put in the line of fire.

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One fish two fish, red fish blue fish: Airmen participate in Nevada Reading Week

Posted  March 8, 2013

Excited and anxious children sit at their desks in anticipation as their guest reader, wearing the familiar green tiger-striped camouflage uniform, walks to the front of the classroom and takes a seat.

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Service members get adopted by Las Vegas community

Posted  March 8, 2013

With the sacrifices service members have to make, whether being deployed or learning the lay of the land of a new duty station, it is always helpful to have someone there to help with challenges they may face.

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Red Horse takes part in JOAX 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes   Morning chow . . . U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 820thRED HORSE Airborne, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., get morning chow on Holland Air Field during Joint Access Operation Exercise Feb. 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. RED HORSE Airborne Airmen work 12- hour shifts…

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