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66th Rescue Squadron Airman selected for Invictus Games

Life isn’t over, life has just begun. A Nellis Airman was selected to participate in the Warrior Games and the Invictus Games in London this fall.

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Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen April 7 during a town-hall style meeting at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and their spouses, Athena and Betty, visited…

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Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, an Air Force Wounded Warrior participant lights the cauldron signifying the beginning of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Trails April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aguilera, who is a survivor of the June 9, 2010 “Pedro 66” helicopter crash in southwest Afghanistan,…

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99th SFS wins 2013 AF Large Security Forces Unit Award

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, right, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor administers pepper spray to Staff Sgt. Anthony Dykhuis, 99th SFS unit training manager, April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The level one inoculation pepper spray training enhances the capability of SF members in…

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Academy of Country Music ‘salutes troops’ during concert

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen were honored as well as performed during the Academy of Country Music’s “An All-Star Salute to the Troops” concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 7.


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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted  June 8, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, the…

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First responders: Potential victims?

Posted  June 8, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Arriving on scene, first responders rush to the aid of a summer heat victim. As one of the responders starts to treat the victim the unthinkable happens: the first responder is now victim number two.

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823rd Maintenance Squadron Spouse Tour

Posted  June 8, 2012

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Huggins, 823rd Maintenance Squadron chief of supply, explains how helicopter parts are shipped and stored during a spouses’ tour June 6, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The tour gave 823rd MXS spouses a chance to learn about the squadron, meet squadron…

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We are home

Posted  June 8, 2012

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bobby Fly, 823rd Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, is reunited with his son Jason Fly after a six month deployment to Afghanistan June 4, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 823 MXS was deployed for 180 days to Kandahar Airfield.

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New York Air National Guard trains MQ-9 pilots, sensor operators for entire Air Force

Posted  June 8, 2012

HANCOCK FIELD, N.Y. SYRACUSE, N.Y. (6/4/12) — The MQ-9 Reaper flight training school at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base has graduated its first series of active duty Air Force MQ-9 operators since...

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Reserve members participate in WASP reunion

Posted  June 8, 2012

SWEETWATER, Texas — Personnel from the 926th Group witnessed a piece of history during the Women Airforce Service Pilot reunion here May 26-27. The Reservists from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada...

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Policy change to allow reservists to carry leave balance

Posted  June 8, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve officials are working to change policy to allow reservists who earn days of leave to carry those days over from year to year. New laws and Department of Defense instructions permit reservists to carry over the leave days. However, policy and procedures have…

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Flag Day is June 14… so celebrate

Posted  June 8, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ever wonder about the origins of Flag Day and why we observe it on June 14? Flag Day’s roots go back to 1885 when a school-teacher from Wisconsin named “BJ” Cigrand arranged for the students of Fredonia, Wisconsin to celebrate June 14 as “Flag Birthday.”  Why June 14?  Well, because it…

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Community Happenings June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Tops in Blue:  The Tops in Blue will be performing downtown today, June 8. The performance will start at 8 p.m. at the Fremont Street Experience here in Las Vegas. For more information contact the community center at 652-5014.   Chapel Paintball: The base chapel is hosting a paintball event today, June 8. The event…

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Running to Remember

Posted  June 1, 2012

“There’s never a day I don’t remember the guys, the crash. Never a day I don’t hurt. I wake up thinking about it. I go to bed thinking about it. There’s nothing you can do except put your head down and keep...

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