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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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Community Happenings – March 15, 2012

Posted  March 15, 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, 2013. 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…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
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Sequestration measures cancel Thunderbirds’ appearances past April 1

Posted  March 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Thunderbirds perform the Line Abreast Loop during the Commander of Air Combat Command Acceptance Air Show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. on March 4. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In response to sequestration actions, the Air Force and Air Combat Command officials have…

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Hacking away at tomorrow’s threats: Red Flag incorporates cyber domain

Posted  March 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The United States has achieved global air superiority. It has a well trained and equipped military force, and the resources to provide and maintain peace and stability throughout the world. With these requisites met, many wonder how Nellis’ Red Flag exercise can possibly continue to prepare Airmen for future…

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Women play huge role in World War II aviation efforts

Posted  March 8, 2013

The Air Force’s acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women’s aviation units. That same year, a unit of flight nurses who had not yet quite finished…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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Remembering Brig. Gen. William T. Meredith, father of REDHORSE

Posted  March 8, 2013

Official biography photo Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Meredith, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the age of 93 following a brief illness. Brig. Gen. Meredith was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Halifax, Va. He attended William and Mary College…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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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 U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st 321st Airborne Artillery Regiment from Fort Bragg, N.C., jump out of a C-17 Globemaster from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., over Sicily Air Field during a 1,700 parachute Joint Operational Access Exercise Feb. 25 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Soldiers participating…

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Military Personnel Data System upgrade begins

Posted  March 8, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Military Personnel Data System will be offline for 23 days, as of this morning, to allow the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency to upgrade and transfer military personnel data to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. MilPDS is the…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 8, 2013

doc Dear Beneficiary, A new TRICARE Enrollment Card for your enrollment beginning April 1 has been requested on your behalf as part of the transition to the next generation of TRICARE contracts. Under the new TRICARE contract in the West Region, your TRICARE benefit will be administered by a new contractor, UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans…

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Health & Safety

Distracted driving: texting can be deadly

Posted  March 8, 2013

Distracted driving has become a major safety issue for drivers nationwide. According to distraction.gov, a U.S. government website promoting safe driving, more than 3,000 people were killed in distraction-related crashes on U.S. roadways during 2012.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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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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