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LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepare to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at…

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Creech heats up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 4. The new facility will keep the unit’s mission in line with Department of Defense emergency time and…

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Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will add to the power supply already being produced by the previous array located on the…

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Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisneros awoke from his coma 30 days after the accident, but suffered a traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead…

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RPA maintainers win Load Crew of Year

432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs The Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, which maintains the MQ-9 Reaper, took the victory by outperforming Tiger AMU, which maintains the MQ-1 Predator, in this year’s Load Crew of the Year competition. Both units belong to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The…


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Nellis squadrons stand ready despite sequestration setbacks

Posted  August 9, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, 99th Security Forces Squadron and 99th Contracting Squadron are determined to provide quality support despite civilian furlough and sequestration setbacks, but request patience during this challenging time. Sequestration has had a far reaching impact across the Department of Defense, from manning issues to unit budget…

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Hagel Announces Reduction in Civilian Furlough Days

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6. Here is the complete text…

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Creech celebrates newest SNCOs

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. S.S. 432nd Wing and 799th Air Base Group senior noncommissioned officer inductees stand in formation prior to the SNCO medallion ceremony Aug. 2. Creech Air Force Base, Nev., commanders and chief master sergeants presented the 34 inductees with medallions to congratulate them for achieving the rank of master…

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More than 300 Nellis staff sergeant selects announced

Posted  August 9, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force officials selected 11,212 of 34,078 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 32.9 percent that was released at 8 a.m., CST, Aug. 1. The average score for those selected was 291.07. Selectees’ average time in grade was 1.98 years and time in…

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Actor Dean Cain visits Nellis

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Actor Dean Cain shakes hands with Airmen from the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit Aug. 2. at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cain learned about the various capabilities of the F-22 Raptor and the various jobs Airmen perform to keep the aircraft…

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Deadline nears for completing SNCOA course

Posted  August 9, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Students enrolled in Senior NCO Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course. Airmen who haven’t completed version 5 by Sept. 30 will not receive…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options….

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Air Force upgrades official website

Posted  August 9, 2013

The official website of the U.S. Air Force took a step forward in the information age Aug. 2 with a new look and greater functionality for today’s Internet user.

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United States defined by its actions

Posted  August 9, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — In July of 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. America had asserted its rights and beliefs, and it was no accident that the Battle of Long Island, N.Y., came immediately on its heels in August. This “first” battle in which an army of the “United States” engaged was to be…

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Airmen, families attend National Night Out

Posted  August 9, 2013

Nellis community members come together to enjoy family events at the Community Center where the 2013 Nellis National Night Out was held Aug 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis’ National Night Out had demonstrations from the 99th SFS Airmen, 99th Force Support Squadron’s Fire Department and Las Vegas Metro Police Department which included…

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