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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…

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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.

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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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34th WPS participates in T.E. Phase

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Identifying the landing zone . . . A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk identifies the landing zone from green smoke during the terminal employment phase, March 13, at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Departing for…

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Nellis participates in Lomie Heard career day

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Matthew Lenegan and Senior Airman Kiara Dykes, 99th Security Forces military working dog handlers, conduct a military working dog demonstration for Lomie Heard Elementary school students March 20 at Nellis Air Force Base. Lenegan and Dykes demonstrated various commands used with the dogs…

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Nellis Living

Posted  March 29, 2013

Medical Group agencies limited staffing: The 99th Medical Group, radiology, lab, immunizations and the pharmacy, will be minimally staffed April 4, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The satellite pharmacy will close at 12:30 p.m. Normal duty hours will resume April 5. Gate Changes: The Range Road gate will no longer conduct commercial vehicle searches or…

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Nellis accepts delivery of F-35 with ceremony

Posted  March 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo Maj. Gen. Jeffery Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, provides remarks during the F-35A Lightning II arrival ceremony March 19, in the Thunderbird Hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron will design the tactics for the F-35A. The squadron will also…

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Pentagon official provides budget update

Posted  March 22, 2013

Photo by Claudette Roulo Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, speaks at the Precision Strike conference in Springfield, Va., March 20. SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Expressing the hope that a bill will pass through Congress this week to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, a senior Pentagon official…

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A life in flight for first female ‘Thunderbirds’ pilot

Posted  March 22, 2013

(AFNS) — Since 1953, the Air Force’s air demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, have captivated spectators across the world and showed its audiences what the Air Force’s aircraft are capable of. For two years, Lt.Col. Nicole Malachowski surprised audiences not just in the air, but especially when she stepped out of the cockpit of the fighter…

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ISR Warriors raise bar at Red Flag

Posted  March 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Christian P. Hodge Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors from the 526th Intelligence Squadron, along with more than two dozen augmentees from across the Air Force ISR Agency, fully participated in Red Flag 13-3 Feb. 25 to March 15. They brought real-time ISR capabilities for the first time ever to…

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Typhoons swing into Red Flag for first time

Posted  March 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney A Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 takes off during Red Flag 13-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoons participated in Red Flag at Nellis for the first time, honing tactics and skills necessary in operations among allied forces. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The British…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 22, 2013

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor? A. Once a dependent parent/in-law is enrolled into Tricare Plus, they will be assigned a Primary Care Manager here at the Military Treatment Facility, MTF. They will be able to utilize any of the services that can be provided to them at this…

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Other options available for college

Posted  March 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody sent out a letter March 12 to Airmen stating military Tuition Assistance has been suspended for the rest of the 2013 fiscal year due to sequestration. In October 2002, TA went from 75 percent not to exceed $3,500 to…

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