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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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Community Happenings – May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2013

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark ‘Glow Ball’: Don’t be afraid of the dark ‘glow ball’ tournament at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course. Registration opens at 5:30p.m. June 7, shotgun start will be at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Veronica at 702-998-2374. Changes at the Crosswinds Dining Facility: The Crosswinds Dining Facility is limiting…

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted  May 30, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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ACC stand down looms over Nellis

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz F-15 Eagles, assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, sit dormant under sun shades on the flightline, May 20. Under the Air Combat Command stand down effective June 1, all units not directly preparing for combat deployments or involved in operational testing will be grounded through…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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Nellis announces permanent closure of Olympic pool

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard The Nellis Air Force Base Olympic pool will be permanently closed due to a crack that was found in the dive tank. Although the pool is closing, there are alternatives such as the pool at the Warrior Fitness Center, the base housing pool, community pools,…

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Combating stress

Posted  May 24, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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How do we balance it all?

Posted  May 24, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — I was speaking to a group of company grade officers recently and one of them asked, “How do you balance it all?” He knew that I had a very busy job with a lot of demands on my time. He also knew that I had a family and, quite possibly, some…

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Salutes & Awards

99th MDG welcomes new commander

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, passes the guidon for the 99th Medical Group to Col. Guillermo Tellez, 99th MDG commander, during the 99th MDG change of command ceremony May 17 inside the Thunderbird Hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th MDG…

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Salutes & Awards

AF selects 3,841 for master sergeant

Posted  May 24, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 3,800 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials said May 21. The 3,841 selected represent 18.71 percent of the 20,528 eligible. Following official commander notification, the list of selectees will be released May 23, 8 a.m. CDT. The average score for those…

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Nellis conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Colin Cathrew, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a hazardous material container during an exercise May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HAZMAT containers are used for the safe handling, storing and transportation of hazardous materials.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
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True resilience: How a Korean orphan became an American Airman

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Tech. Sgt. Holly Mays was orphaned on the streets of South Korea before she was two years old. Now, she’s the unit training manager for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a 17-year veteran of the service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Someone once told…

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