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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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Sports

Chapel Outreach Program encourages networking through sports

Posted  August 10, 2012

Chapel Outreach program participants participated in a three-on-three basketball game Aug. 4, 2012, at the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev, part of the base chapel’s sports day and their outreach program.

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‘Honoring our Past – Ensuring our Future’: Tuskegee Airmen mentor Las Vegas youth

Posted  August 10, 2012

Las Vegas youth, Tuskegee Airmen and Air Reserve Command Airmen filled the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino event room this year to listen to key note speakers and International Black Aviators Convention members...

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Events

Missoula Children’s Theatre will perform at Nellis

Posted  August 10, 2012

Nellis children perform in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “King Arthur’s Quest” Aug. 12, 2011, in the Base Theater at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev....

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Community Happenings – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

Road Construction The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron will be closing Depot Road at the intersection of Ellsworth and Depot Rd. from Aug. 10 – 16. CES is doing parking lot construction adjacent to Depot Rd. and half of the roadway will have to be dug up as part of the construction.   Settlement of Estate…

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Training exercises enhance international relations

Posted  August 3, 2012

Central Colombia and southern Nevada are vastly different locations. The terrain, weather and operational environments between each location vary to the extremes. So what drives an air force to briefly trade the...

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Red Flag 12-4 completes exercise successfully

Posted  August 3, 2012

More than 1,800 people, 17 units, and 94 aircraft from around the world participated in Red Flag 12-4, a two-week-long large-scale flying exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, that ended July 29...

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What’s your story?

Posted  August 3, 2012

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I…

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My job is prosecuting sexual assault

Posted  August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Here’s a simple truth…sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are “blue on blue,” or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject the…

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State attorney general indicts Nellis AFB contractor for theft

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Nevada attorney general announced the indictment of a contractor working in the plastic surgery department of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here July 30. Shanita Flax was charged with 18 counts of theft and one count of attempted theft. One of her duties was to discuss pricing with women considering a breast augmentation…

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Salutes & Awards

2nd Quarter Installation Award winners announced

Posted  August 3, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis recently announced its installation award winners for the second quarter. Listed below are the awards and the names of the winners.   Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman David Cook, 57th Wing   Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter: Tech Sgt. Tiffany Bailey, 99th Air Base Wing   Senior…

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