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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted  July 2, 2015

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

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Nellis pests ‘flea’ from 99th CES

Posted  July 2, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Senior Airman Reuben Moss, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, aims a pellet rifle at his target on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 29. Pest management uses these rifles to control the bird population on the flightline.   U.S. Air Force photo by…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 2, 2015

Q: When is the Hospital scheduling the 2015 school/sports physicals? A: July 14, 20, 22 and 30, and Aug. 5, 12, 18 and 20 at the Family Medicine Residency Clinic in the main hospital. We will have appointments available for children who are 6-18 years old with no chronic health conditions (i.e. uncontrolled asthma, diabetes,…

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AAFES Hours of Operation

Posted  July 2, 2015

Independence Day Holiday (Observed) July 3 RETAIL Main Store: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. MCS: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Express/Class Six: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express/Subway: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Unattended fueling 24/7 Hospital Express: Closed Landings Express: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Station: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Unattended fueling 24/7 FOOD Papa Johns: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Burger King/Popeye’s: DT: 10:30…

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Community Happenings – July 2, 2015

Posted  July 2, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Base Construction: Stafford Drive will be undergoing construction which will be broken up into five…

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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

Posted  June 26, 2015

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.

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USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

Posted  June 26, 2015

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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Leaders: Good, bad, forgotten

Posted  June 26, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s been my Air Force experience there are three categories of leaders — the good, bad, and the forgotten.Everyone reading this probably thinks they’re in the first category, but we know that’s not the case. Airmen who work for you certainly wish that were true, but not every leader’s…

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Are you ready to transition out of your uniform?

Posted  June 26, 2015

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Leaving the military is not as simple as staying home the day after your service commitment is up. Almost 23 years ago, after a summer vacation that lasted less than 48 hours, I showed up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with about 1,000 of my new closest friends. Fast forward…

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Posted  June 26, 2015

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

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