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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.

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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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Navy flies in Weapons School Mission Employment Phase

Posted  December 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Performing pre-flight checks . . . NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seaman Trevor Stratton, Electronic Attack Squadron 138 plane captain, performs pre-flight checks on an EA-18G Growler during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Mission Employment Phase Dec. 11,, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Weapons School graduates first Joint Terminal Attack Controllers

Posted  December 21, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School proudly graduated the first Joint Terminal Attack Controllers Advanced Instructor Course cadre at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino Dec. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. These warriors are expert instructors for the full spectrum of terminal attack control operations and joint air-ground integration. The Weapons School congratulates (left to right):…

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NATO Air Commander: International efforts hinge on individual Airmen

Posted  December 21, 2012

The actions of an individual Airman can decide the success of missions led by NATO, according to the general charged with protecting civilians and establishing a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011.

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Brothers paint squadron heritage mural at Nellis

Posted  December 21, 2012

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, helped paint the new 823rd Maintenance Squadron unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Pave Hawk maintainers get new unit patch

Posted  December 21, 2012

Within a green border, on a white and blue interlocking disc, a gray pave hawk with a black border grasps a two sided wrench in one talon and a lightning bolt in the other.

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Community Happenings – December 21, 2012

Posted  December 21, 2012

57th Wing to Announce fourth quarter awards: Friday, January 11, 2013, the 57th Wing will hold a quarterly awards presentation at the Nellis Air Force Base Theater. 2012 Holiday Meal: The 2012 Holiday Meal will be held at the Mountain View Dining Facility from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 25. The meal is open…

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Cookie Drive offers a taste of home

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior-leaders’ spouses and volunteers gathered donations of cookies for the annual cookie drive from Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the local community to be delivered to Airmen here Dec. 11. Cookie donations began arriving at the base chapel where they are gathered and assorted into boxes at 7 a.m….

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Local 5th grader leads team to victory in game show

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — A student from Lomie Heard Elementary School was the winner of the “Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader” game show event hosted by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Champion’s Week Nov. 28. Maria Maisonet, a Lomie Heard Elementary School fifth-grade student, competed alongside Brad Keselowski…

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Trees for Troops

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster A happy family selects a tree. . . Airman 1st Class Brandon Fowler, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, assists Staff Sgt. Mike Mullis and his family to select a tree during the Trees for Troops event Dec. 7, 2012, at Nellis Air Force…

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Annual tree and menorah lighting ceremony

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards Nellis lights up the holiday season. . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, lights the Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah with the help of children from the Nellis community at a ceremony Dec. 7, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The…

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