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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…

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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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Nellis veterinary clinic does more than you think

Posted  March 1, 2013

Pets aren’t just animals but an extension of the family to most people. Whenever a family member gets sick, the rest make sure that member is taken care of by offering the best medical care possible. Why would our pets be any different?

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Dental clinic gets modernized

Posted  March 1, 2013

The 99th Dental Clinic patient treatment rooms at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be undergoing renovation from Feb. 25 through Mar. 25, 2013.

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Community Happenings – March 1, 2012

Posted  March 1, 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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Nellis prepares for Red Flag 13-3

Posted  February 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and an F-22 Raptor, 199th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepare to refuel during Red Flag 13-2 above the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 25. The mission of Red…

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ACC continues planning for sequestration impacts

Posted  February 22, 2013

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command officials continue to take actions to slow, and within the near term dramatically restrict, fiscal year 2013 spending in light of pending sequestration and a projected $1.8 billion dollar shortfall in overseas contingency funding. “We are prioritizing our efforts to sustain force structure and preserve combat…

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African-American leaders thrive through education

Posted  February 22, 2013

(AFNS) — It’s difficult to know when or how inspiration will strike, or who provides the personification that in our mind’s eye, we become. For some, it is a favorite teacher or an historical figure. For others, it is a parent. And for others, it may be a fictional character who helps us see how…

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Valentine’s Day 5k

Posted  February 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Runners wait for the Valentine’s Day 5-kilometer run outside the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior Fitness Center holds a variety of 5-kilometer runs throughout the year including St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th and Air Force birthday runs….

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Airman Leadership School Class 13-B graduates

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy Photo Sixty-four Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 13-B on Feb. 13. Class 13-B’s Award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Senior Airman Joshua Biedebach, 867th Reconnaissance Squadron; Distinguished Graduates were Senior Airman Zachary Crisp, 42nd ATKS; Senior Airman Eric Durbin, 22nd RS; Senior Airman Brian…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted  February 22, 2013

(AFNS) — More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 – June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed to measure attitudes toward…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 22, 2013

Q. I’m an active-duty service member. My family and I are enrolled in Prime. I was told my Prime Service Area is going away. I thought I had to be TRICARE Prime no matter what. What happens now? A. You and your family remain covered under a Prime option. Since you live greater than 50…

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