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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Health & Safety

Nellis holds MARE to prepare

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron spray an F-16 Fighting Falcon that is playing the role of a downed F-35A Lightning II during a major accident response exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 28. The firefighters were evaluated on how quickly and…

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Remember to change your smoke detector battery

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set your clocks back one hour Nov. 2: Take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries. Turning the clocks back will already be on the ‘to-do’ list for the majority of…

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Tips for visiting Nellis Open House

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off to perform an aerial demonstration during Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable, compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis community is happy to…

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Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev. Students are training for real-life situation during simulated ambushes and must use small…

U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan. Air Force

LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.


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Women who aren’t afraid of heights or fights

Posted  March 8, 2013

With women now allowed to pursue combat related career fields, the first notion is that women have not participated in combat related duties whatsoever. But in reality this isn’t the first time women have been put in the line of fire.

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One fish two fish, red fish blue fish: Airmen participate in Nevada Reading Week

Posted  March 8, 2013

Excited and anxious children sit at their desks in anticipation as their guest reader, wearing the familiar green tiger-striped camouflage uniform, walks to the front of the classroom and takes a seat.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte
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Service members get adopted by Las Vegas community

Posted  March 8, 2013

With the sacrifices service members have to make, whether being deployed or learning the lay of the land of a new duty station, it is always helpful to have someone there to help with challenges they may face.

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Red Horse takes part in JOAX 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes   Morning chow . . . U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 820thRED HORSE Airborne, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., get morning chow on Holland Air Field during Joint Access Operation Exercise Feb. 22 at Fort Bragg, N.C. RED HORSE Airborne Airmen work 12- hour shifts…

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Nellis bioenvironmental trains for chemical emergencies

Posted  March 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman Senior Airman Nicholas Johnson and Staff Sgt. Lewis Carter, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, bioenvironmental engineers, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Ohara, 99th Civil Engineer emergency management journeyman, apply the lessons they learned during Integrated Response Training Feb. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Integrated…

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Red Flag continues: ‘Tigers’ push training to max

Posted  March 8, 2013

The second week of Red Flag 13-3 began March 5 here. As the exercise moves forward, the 79th Fighter Squadron ‘Tigers’ continue to fly several missions in order to gain as much training as possible.

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Community Happenings – March 8, 2012

Posted  March 8, 2013

Dental Clinic Renovation: The 99th Dental Squadron Dental Clinic at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital will be undergoing a treatment room renovation project through March 25. In order to maintain base dental readiness, the dental clinic will extend clinic hours of operation to Monday thru Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. during this renovation period. Las Vegas…

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Salutes & Awards

23 master sergeants earn next stripe

Posted  March 1, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force officials selected 1,360 of 12,834 eligible master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant for a selection rate of 10.65% percent. The average overall score for those selected was 673.11. Selectees’ average time in grade is 4.02 years and time in service is 18.89 years. Other score…

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The writing on the wall: ‘Tigers’ preserve spot in Red Flag history

Posted  March 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call flight engineer assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., inspects the aircraft’s fuselage prior to a Red Flag 13-3 training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. The 43rd ECS combat mission is…

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Plan ahead for those you love

Posted  March 1, 2013

(AFNS) — Last year, I dealt with the death of two people close to me. In September, my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 59, due to an illness. The man I thought to be indestructible, suddenly was gone. Almost exactly two months later, a long-time friend also passed away in the hospital…

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