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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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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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CATM puts shots on target

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…


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Airmen on the street: Father’s Day

Posted  June 19, 2015

With Father’s Day fast approaching, the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office set out to find out how Nellis Air Force Base members celebrate the holiday, what they think about it, and what their favorite childhood memories are of their fathers.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle “Every weekend…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  June 19, 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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Community Happenings – June 19, 2015

Posted  June 19, 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. Gate closures June 19 to 21: The main gate will close June 19 at 5…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airmen pull passengers from burning vehicle

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Senior Airman Gregory Tamuzza, 823rd Maintenance Squadron rescue specialist, left, Capt. Lance Bacon, 99th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medicine physician, and Senior Airman Jerome Coley, 99th Communications Squadron knowledge operator, pose for a photo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 9. The three Airmen’s…

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Air Force welcomes new surgeon general

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Stock Staff Sgt. Ross Ediger and Zachery Ediger pin the third star on their father Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger during a promotion ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., June 8. Ediger became the 22nd Air Force surgeon general during the ceremony, officiated by Air Force…

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Commentary

Save your back

Posted  June 12, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE, Nev. — Ooh if I could only be young again! How many times have you said that due to chronic daily pain? As young individuals we take our bodies for granted, overexerting, twisting, turning, and lifting everything we can to push the limits. But when older age sets in and the wrinkles…

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99th MDG celebrates 2015 Nurse Technician Week

Posted  June 12, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 500 military, government service, and civilian contracted nurses and medical technicians from the 99th Medical Group celebrated Nurse Technician Week May 11-15 to honor Florence Nightingale’s birthday May 12. President Eisenhower declared National Nurse’s Week observation Oct. 11- 16, honoring the 100-year anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission…

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Salutes & Awards

USAF AMMOS graduates 11th AMSC class

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated another milestone recently, graduating its 11th Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 4. AMMOS graduates, who come from various maintenance and munitions units across the Air Force, will…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty
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Creech NCO, Filipino-American’s passion: Helping others

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Asian Pacific American Association dance team completes a tinikling dance May 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The team, led by Staff Sgt. Richard Quino, 799th Air Base Squadron vehicle management NCO in charge, front left, performed as part of the APAA luau in…

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CMC luncheon brings Airmen, community leaders together

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, gives a speech to local community leaders during a quarterly Civilian Military Council luncheon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 9. Local community leaders came to Nellis AFB to gain a better understanding of the activities the base…

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