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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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Furlough to affect thrift savings plan contributions

Posted  March 22, 2013

(AFNS) — Federal civilian employees could see their Thrift Savings Plan contributions reduced if furloughs take effect. The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. “Employees who have selected their TSP contribution to be a percentage of their pay…

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Nellis youth wins state title

Posted  March 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Angel Reynoso, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, won the Boys and Girls Club’s State Youth of the Year title for Nevada March 13. Reynoso was chosen from seven finalists to represent the state at the regional Youth of the Year competition to be held later this…

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Nellis pilot first reservist to fly F-35

Posted  March 22, 2013

A reservist from the 706th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., recently became the first to fly the F-35A Lightning II, Air Force’s newest aircraft.

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Salutes & Awards

Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  March 22, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants present Airman 1st Class Brittany Putman, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer assistant, with the Diamond Sharp Award, March 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Putman was hand-picked out of 11 Airmen as a disaster response force member for a $54 million MQ-9 predator aircraft mishap in a northern…

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Chance of a lifetime; getting the most from volunteer experience

Posted  March 22, 2013

We all hear about the myriad of volunteer opportunities available on and off base. Our leaders encourage us to get out in the local community and represent the Air Force.

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34th Weapons Squadron participates in terminal employment phase

Posted  March 22, 2013

The 34th Weapons Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School began the terminal employment phase of their class syllabus March 11, over the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho.

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Maj. Gen. Lofgren speaks at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Posted  March 22, 2013

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, United States Air Force Warfare Center commander, speaks at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon March 19, at the Texas Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Lofgren was the keynote speaker and spoke about the impact of Nellis Air Force Base, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test and…

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Community Happenings – March 22, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2013

Warrior Fitness Center hosts Shamrock 5K U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam   Runners ran the Shamrock 5-kilometer run outside the Warrior Fitness Center March 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior Fitness Center organizes 5-kilometer runs throughout the year to promote fitness and health. Brian Beachum, 757th Aircraft…

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Nellis AMU receives Lightning IIs

Posted  March 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo To the right of the nose gear, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeffery G. Lofgren, left, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, and Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, right, 57th Wing commander, wait to greet the pilots of the two F-35 Lighting IIs that arrived at Nellis Air Force…

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Sequestration impacts ripple across Air Force

Posted  March 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the House Appropriations Committee’s Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, March 5 in Washington, D.C. (AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders issued updated guidance to leaders of Air Force major commands and addressed the service’s…

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