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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…

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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.

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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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Teamwork affects us all

Posted  August 17, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Imagine you’re deployed. Your base has been mortared and you are leading a post attack sweep team. The very lives of your team depend on the collective actions of each team member. Think about what would happen if one person acted alone. Now, imagine you are recalled and standing…

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Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted  August 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – (Editor’s Note: See related article on Nellis AFB’s program –Youths Club Beyond in this week’s issue.) If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to…

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SecAF shares AF, DoD goals at energy summit

Posted  August 17, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented a keynote address on the Department of Defense’s energy initiatives at the 2012 National Clean Energy Summit here August 7....

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Revamped program eases Airmen’s transition to civilian life

Posted  August 17, 2012

A redesigned program will help ease every Airman’s transition to civilian life and help them better apply their military experience...

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Ask the Doc – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What has changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust…

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Nellis’ RED HORSE adds airborne EOD

Posted  August 17, 2012

EOD Airmen are known for their expertise in explosive weaponry and hazardous munitions; they conduct various operations both here and abroad on a daily basis to ensure a safe and secure environment...

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Airman Leadership School Class 12-F

Posted  August 17, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seventy-two Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 12-F on Aug. 9, 2012. Award winners included Staff Sgt. Khrystal Kay, John Levitow Award; Senior Airman Brian Thompson, Academic Achievement Award; Staff Sgt. Andrew Sanders, Commandant Award; and distinguished graduates included Staff Sgt….

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Nellis Offers Youths Club Beyond

Posted  August 17, 2012

Club Beyond started at Nellis AFB Feb. 2012. "We started the program from the ground up at Nellis AFB," director Scott Luebke said. "Our volunteers are the key to running the program."

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I’ve been profiled, now what?

Posted  August 17, 2012

Getting a profile exempting a person from one or more part of the fitness assessment is different than a profile that limits a person from doing certain things at work, and knowing the difference in the process can save service members unnecessary aggravation down the road....

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99th Civil Engineer Squadron constructs new parking lot

Posted  August 17, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel HughesNELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior Airman Nickolas Van Hoorebeck, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment and pavements journeyman, directs a front end loader full of asphalt to the next segment of sidewalk Aug. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Construction has been…

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