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Tips for visiting Nellis Open House

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off to perform an aerial demonstration during Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable, compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis community is happy to…

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Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev. Students are training for real-life situation during simulated ambushes and must use small…

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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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Getting back to basics; Following standards on base

Posted  May 10, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I was in the office and a staff sergeant I work with noticed someone walking across a parking lot to the flight kitchen with no hat and no blouse on. I was shocked at what I saw. So much so, I left the office and went into the flight…

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Counting down days: Three steps to prepare for deployment at home

Posted  May 10, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 30 minute drive to the airport seemed quicker than usual. My wife, who stared at me as I drove down the highway, slowly leaned her head on my shoulder as if to reassure me that everything would be alright. “It’s only six months,” she said softly. “I know that…

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Exercise scheduled

Posted  May 10, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Staff Sgt. Yvonne Burnett and Officer Bobby Ward, 99th Security Forces Squadron patrolmen, stop traffic May 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis AFB will be conducting a base-wide exercise May 16 beginning at 4 p.m. during which individuals remaining on base should expect significant…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles
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Airmen hone search, recovery skills during squadron exercise

Posted  May 10, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Senior Airman Travis Michel, 99th Force Support Squadron assignments counselor and casualty search and recovery team member, examines a simulated body part from a simulated victim of a C-17 Globemaster III crash for personal identifiable belongings May 6 during a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Casualty…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
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USAFWC senior leaders discuss financial resilience

Posted  May 10, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Maj. Gen Jeffrey Lofgren (left), U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Ellis, USAFWC command chief stand in front of the Warfare Center April 16 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. USAFWC’s leadership has directed an installation–wide Financial Resilience Education Day May…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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New ATC Airmen determined to succeed

Posted  May 10, 2013

Because of Nellis AFB’s unique mission within Air Combat Command, there are times when it feels as though there are more fighter jets streaking across the blue skies than there are birds.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer
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Security Forces defend the base

Posted  May 10, 2013

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Airmen work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of the wing is protected at all times through the use of modern technology and vigilance.

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Hagel initiatives take aim against sexual assault

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is vowing to change the culture that allows sexual assault to be a serious problem for the Defense Department. In a memo released May 7, Hagel announced a number of initiatives to eradicate sexual assault. “While the department is putting in place important new programs to combat this crime,…

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DARPA seeks bold, imaginative, innovative officers

Posted  May 10, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency needs eight motivated officers for the fiscal 2013 Service Chiefs’ Fellows Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Application packages for the three-month program, which begins in September, are due to the AFPC officer developmental education branch by May 31, said Master Sgt. Teresa Dixon,…

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SecAF approves captain’s board cancellation

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First lieutenants will no longer meet a promotion central selection board to make captain, Air Force officials announced May 7. Effective immediately, the Secretary of the Air Force approved the elimination of the Captain’s Central Selection Board. The Air Force is returning to the same promotion process that was in effect prior…

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