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823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural mainframe craftsman, replace the structural strap on the tail pylon of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during an accelerated inspection phase, July 25 at Nellis…

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Newcomer’s orientation offers useful information

Incoming members of the Nellis community gather together for a Right Start Newcomers Orientation briefing at The Club, July 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the peak permanent change of station season, approximately 750 people attend Right Start, and each week approximately 50 people attend in-process orientation, visit vendors at the information fair,…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Volunteers ensure smooth operation at pharmacies

Volunteering can be a great way to spend extra time by helping someone out. There are multiple personal benefits, as well as benefits for the organization receiving the assistance.

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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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Marines update annual aquatic training

Posted  August 10, 2012

Marines from the 6th Motor Battalion, a Marine Reserve Battalion participate in their annual aquatic training, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Nellis Warrior Fitness Center in the pool. The training in this allows the Marines to fulfill all their training requirements in a safe environment.

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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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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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