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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Get to know your Airmen

Posted  August 23, 2013

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — “It all starts with great NCOs and great supervisors who understand every Airman does have a story,” said the general. A part of taking care of people is knowing their stories. “Learn their stories. I am absolutely convinced that if we knew each other better, we would care for each other more,”…

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A place for everything; everything in its place

Posted  August 23, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Just like some of you, my family and I are right in the middle of yet another move, our ninth in our Air Force career. There are boxes everywhere in our house. Life simply doesn’t slow down enough to make it as smooth of a transition as we would like it…

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SFS Airman receives Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  August 23, 2013

Tech. Sgt. Brady Warren, 99th Security Forces Squadron criminal intelligence analyst, answers a phone call Aug. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Warren was selected by the Nellis First Sergeants to receive the Diamond Sharp award for the month of July. Warren has completed six credit hours towards his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice,…

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Nellis participates in fifth annual Feds Feed Families

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Senior Airman Alvin Suavez, 99th Force Support Squadron equipment and special event manager, Staff Sgt. Nichole Sedesse, United States Air Force Warfare Center ceremonies NCO, Tech. Sgt. Noe Adrade, 99th FSS fitness program manager, and Derrell Robertson, Three Square delivery truck driver, place food barrels being…

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Dodging stressors, building resiliency

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Col. James Cluff (center), 432nd Wing/ 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Butch Brien, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief, give high fives to Airmen participating in the wing’s kickoff dodge ball tournament as part of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day, Aug. 9. LAS VEGAS,…

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Rep. Joe Heck visits Nellis

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. William Fry, 547th Intelligence Squadron commander, speaks to Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., during a visit to the threat training facility, Aug. 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Heck visited Nellis to discuss important topics. The congressman has more than 25 years in…

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Civilian serves 30 years, counting

Posted  August 23, 2013

As a young Air Force spouse, Jean Busch, United States Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer Operations School secretary, knew her life would be different from many of her hometown friends in Richfield, Minn.

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Health & Safety

AF announces PT test enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted  August 23, 2013

Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1.

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Medical center begins modernization project

Posted  August 23, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group began construction on the Multi-Departmental Hospital Modernization project at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center with an official wall-breaking ceremony to officially kick off construction Aug. 28. Pediatrics, cardio-pulmonary and the surgery clinic have already begun the initial department moves for construction. Women’s health, labor and delivery,…

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex couples

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Aug. 20. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn portions of…

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