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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…

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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Start home-based business by providing family child care

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy photo Conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the tasks family child care providers take on. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Changing diapers, creating meal plans, conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the many tasks family child care providers take on. The FCC program…

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted  February 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many parents don’t realize the importance of baby teeth and think it’s probably OK if the teeth get a cavity or two because they’ll just end up falling out. Not so! Most people don’t think of cavities for what they really are — a visible sign of an infection….

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Salutes & Awards

99th Air Base Wing annual award winners

Posted  February 22, 2013

The 99th Air Base Wing annual award winners for 2012 are Civilian Category I, Sara Ermer, 99th Medical Group; Civilian Category II, Gerado Fonseca, 99th Mission Support Group; Civilian Category III, Stephen Blevins, 799th Air Base Group; Civilian Category IV, Julie Swan, 99th MSG; Field Grade Officer, Maj. Dana Longo, 99th MDG; Company Grade Officer,…

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Force Support Squadron activities offer military community great opportunities, savings

Posted  February 22, 2013

The bright lights of the Las Vegas strip are an attractive and alluring sight for Airmen stationed here, but it’s not the only place for fun activities and entertainment.

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Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  February 22, 2013

Members of the Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present the Diamond Sharp Award to Airman 1st Class Christian Rodriguez, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Feb. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Rodriguez played a critical role in the F-22 Raptor oxygen modification system, volunteers actively at an animal shelter in Las Vegas and continues…

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Another day at the office; weapons load crew keep aircraft armed

Posted  February 22, 2013

A look at how the planes are kept combat-ready

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Nellis rakes in LRS, ISR awards

Posted  February 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Congratulations to the following Nellis Airmen on their recent awards. 2012 Logistics Readiness Unit Awards Air Combat Command’s 2012 Daedalian Maj. Gen. Warren R. Carter Logistics Effectiveness Award and Drake Trophy/American Petroleum Institute Award – 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron ACC Logistics Readiness Senior Civilian Manager of the Year –…

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Pharmacy provides interim prescription refills

Posted  February 22, 2013

The main pharmacy is now providing interim refill prescriptions for those who have run out of prescriptions before their next appointment. This is for chronic or maintenance use medication that meets specific criteria.

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Community Happenings – February 15, 2012

Posted  February 22, 2013

Nellis hosts National Prayer breakfast: The National Prayer Breakfast observance is scheduled for 8 a.m. March 1 at the Club. The featured speaker is Chaplain (Maj.) Kenneth Beale, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain. The focus of this year’s breakfast is “God and Country” based on the lessons learned during Beale’s deployment experiences. The National…

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Nellis prepares for F-35 arrival

Posted  February 15, 2013

Photo courtesy of Lockheed-Martin The F-35 Lightning II is scheduled to begin arriving at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 28. The F-35 will be used for developmental test support, force development evaluation and supporting operational test aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing is preparing…

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