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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Commentary

Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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Health & Safety

Summer safety wraps up

Posted  September 7, 2012

Courtesy photo Air Combat Command released statistics on this year’s campaign on Summer Safety, and noted that personal motor vehicles accidents decreased from 45 in 2011 to 24 so far for 2012, along with on-duty industrial accidents dropping from 32 to 22. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command leaders reflected on the…

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Nellis to hold Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This year’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day, hosted by Nellis AFB, is Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thunderbird Hangar. The scheduled events include an information fair, entertainment throughout the day and door prize drawings. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations will have more than 65…

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Key Spouses keep communication flowing

Posted  September 7, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Stephanie Garnes, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center key spouse program coordinator, and Sheri Marler, 99th Air Base Wing key spouse mentor, wife of Chief Master Sgt. Vincent Marler, 99th Air Base Wing command chief, speak with family members of a deployed airman…

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One month remains for NCOs to volunteer for retraining

Posted  September 7, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Noncommissioned officers in unrestricted career fields affected by the fiscal year 2013 NCO Retraining Program have a month to volunteer for retraining, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Affected Airmen in restricted fields, however, have until Friday to volunteer. NCOs who volunteer during Phase I have…

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Sports

Squadrons gear up for football season

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2012 Intramural football season is about to begin, and it promises to be another exciting, competitive, unpredictable year of football which fans have come to expect every season. The 99th Communications Squadron is back to defend its crown. Additional teams this season include Public Affairs, the 926th Group…

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Events

2012 Nellis AFB Get Connected Sunday

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Get Connected Sunday will take place Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nellis Family Housing Community Center. Get Connected Sunday is our way of reaching up, reaching in, and reaching out to care for the Airman’s soul. In addition, we are connecting active-duty Airmen and…

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Sesame Street visits Nellis

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis, Creech and Nevada Test and Training Range Airmen and families were treated to the Sesame Street/ USO Experience for Military Families during a brief show here. The group performed their show, directed around helping military children deal with moving, to audiences at the Nellis Youth Center gym Aug….

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Health & Safety

Avoiding the injuries while staying fit to fight

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Flipping through the channels on TV one night, the newest popular workout routine comes guaranteeing people they can lose weight in a certain amount of weeks, but without the proper knowledge and expertise, jumping right into a fad workout is an easy way to get injured. Trends in weight…

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Deployed Nellis Chaplain helps build partnerships

Posted  September 7, 2012

Courtesy U.S. Air Force Photo Chaplain (Capt.) James Galyon FORWARD OPERATING LOCATION (FOL) CURACAO — The U.S. Forward Operating Location Curaçao operates 24/7 continuously enabling joint, interagency and multi-national aircraft operations that conduct detection, monitoring and tracking missions in support of regional counter-drug efforts. But that’s not all the FOL personnel do despite the mission…

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Air Traffic Controllers . . . Keeping the flightline and skies safe

Posted  September 7, 2012

A up-close look inside the control tower......

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