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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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Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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ACC continues planning for sequestration impacts

Posted  February 22, 2013

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command officials continue to take actions to slow, and within the near term dramatically restrict, fiscal year 2013 spending in light of pending sequestration and a projected $1.8 billion dollar shortfall in overseas contingency funding. “We are prioritizing our efforts to sustain force structure and preserve combat…

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African-American leaders thrive through education

Posted  February 22, 2013

(AFNS) — It’s difficult to know when or how inspiration will strike, or who provides the personification that in our mind’s eye, we become. For some, it is a favorite teacher or an historical figure. For others, it is a parent. And for others, it may be a fictional character who helps us see how…

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Valentine’s Day 5k

Posted  February 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Runners wait for the Valentine’s Day 5-kilometer run outside the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior Fitness Center holds a variety of 5-kilometer runs throughout the year including St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th and Air Force birthday runs….

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Airman Leadership School Class 13-B graduates

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy Photo Sixty-four Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 13-B on Feb. 13. Class 13-B’s Award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Senior Airman Joshua Biedebach, 867th Reconnaissance Squadron; Distinguished Graduates were Senior Airman Zachary Crisp, 42nd ATKS; Senior Airman Eric Durbin, 22nd RS; Senior Airman Brian…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted  February 22, 2013

(AFNS) — More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 – June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed to measure attitudes toward…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 22, 2013

Q. I’m an active-duty service member. My family and I are enrolled in Prime. I was told my Prime Service Area is going away. I thought I had to be TRICARE Prime no matter what. What happens now? A. You and your family remain covered under a Prime option. Since you live greater than 50…

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Start home-based business by providing family child care

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy photo Conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the tasks family child care providers take on. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Changing diapers, creating meal plans, conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the many tasks family child care providers take on. The FCC program…

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted  February 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many parents don’t realize the importance of baby teeth and think it’s probably OK if the teeth get a cavity or two because they’ll just end up falling out. Not so! Most people don’t think of cavities for what they really are — a visible sign of an infection….

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99th Air Base Wing annual award winners

Posted  February 22, 2013

The 99th Air Base Wing annual award winners for 2012 are Civilian Category I, Sara Ermer, 99th Medical Group; Civilian Category II, Gerado Fonseca, 99th Mission Support Group; Civilian Category III, Stephen Blevins, 799th Air Base Group; Civilian Category IV, Julie Swan, 99th MSG; Field Grade Officer, Maj. Dana Longo, 99th MDG; Company Grade Officer,…

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Force Support Squadron activities offer military community great opportunities, savings

Posted  February 22, 2013

The bright lights of the Las Vegas strip are an attractive and alluring sight for Airmen stationed here, but it’s not the only place for fun activities and entertainment.

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