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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald Air Force

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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New Professional Development Guide available

Posted  June 21, 2013

The new Professional Development Guide, or PDG, AFPAM 36-2241, is now available at www.e-publishing.af.mil.

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Warrior Fitness Center keeps Nellis Airmen fit to fight

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Warrior Fitness Center has ellipticals, stair climber machines, stationary bikes, treadmills and row machines for cardio workouts. To use the cardio equipment you need to be 16 or older.

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Bridge home: Smartphone brings deployed Airman to spouse’s re-enlistment

Posted  June 21, 2013

Staff Sgt. Ashley Charles, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing services specialist, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, watches via live video stream as her husband, Staff Sgt. Michael Charles, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, re-enlists with Lt. Col. Jonathan Jehn, 99th Comptroller Squadron commander, June 14, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Deployed military members increasingly rely…

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Dental squadron seeks qualified patients

Posted  June 21, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program here are seeking patients not normally seen at active-duty dental clinics for a year-long residency program. The residency program is for new dentists out of school who are undergoing advanced training on selected applicants who have dental problems…

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Exchange offers 15 ‘grand’ prizes

Posted  June 21, 2013

DALLAS, Texas — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will ease the burden of back-to-school shopping for 15 lucky shoppers during the Unilever “Salute to Clean” sweepstakes. Each winner will be awarded a $1,000 gift card, redeemable at any exchange location worldwide or online at www.shopmyexchange.com. The drawing will be held on or around…

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Community Happenings – June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2013

EDC 2013 Gate Hours June 21-24: Main Gate: Friday – closed from 5 p.m. Friday – 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Saturday – open: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday – open: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tyndall Gate: Friday – open 24 hours; Saturday – open 24 hours; Sunday – open 24 hours Area II Gate:…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 21, 2013

Q. I was seeing a civilian provider and I was told I have to come back to our hospital. Why do I have to come back? What are my options? A. If medical care can be administered at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, then you must come here for your care if you are active…

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Squadron’s commitment to excellence, service remains

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in a Joint Forcible Entry exercise over the Nevada Test and Training Range May 31. Under the ACC stand down that took effect June 1, the…

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66th Rescue Squadron honors fallen

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. Daniel Duffy, 66th Rescue Squadron commander, speaks to Airmen during a street renaming ceremony June 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Pedro 66 crew’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter was shot down and crashed in southwest Afghanistan June 9, 2010, killing five…

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Why we enforce standards

Posted  June 14, 2013

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — In the military we constantly refer to “the standard.” Most standards are developed within Air Force Instructions or technical orders. They are what sets us apart from our civilian counterparts. Webster’s dictionary defines a standard as “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, or example.” We weigh…

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