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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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Commentary

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

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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Leading across ‘tribal’ barriers

Posted  June 15, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Twenty-first century technology and the 24/7 news cycle have made the world “smaller,” but over millennia human nature has not changed. We long to identify with and belong to a tribe. The myriad of patches, uniforms, ranks and patchwork of partner nation flags bear witness to that constant…

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Last flight

Posted  June 15, 2012

U.S. Air Force Major Gen. Bill Hyatt, Air Warfare Center commander, is sprayed with a fire hose by his wife, Becky, following his last flight as center commander June 13, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Hyatt, as the center’s commander, supported the Air Force’s mission to fly, fight, and win by integrating capabilities…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership School graduates

Posted  June 15, 2012

Forty-eight Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 12-E on June 6. This important career step means graduates will move on and...

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Voting assistance helps give Airmen voice

Posted  June 15, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Voting holds roots in American culture dating back to 1787, when the right to vote was established by the United States Constitution. Today, voting is a crucial part of American society that allows the American People to determine the leadership of its government. The voting assistance office encourages and…

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Presenting Colors…

Posted  June 15, 2012

Nellis Honor Guard members present arms to render courtesies to the U.S. and Philippines flags as Kirby Asunto, 14-year-old singer, sings the National Anthem of the Philippines, “Lupang Hinirang,” during the Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena June 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. Honor Guard members posted the colors after the…

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Meeting new people at Paintball competitions

Posted  June 15, 2012

Airman 1st Class David Cuaresma, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply technician, plays paintball as part of the Nellis Air Force Base chapel’s outreach program event held June 8, 2012. The chapel outreach program affords Airmen opportunities to get out and meet new people.

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Health & Safety

TRICARE travel tips: keeping you covered

Posted  June 15, 2012

TRIWEST — When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS Updated:  No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System record is…

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Roundabout ready and waiting

Posted  June 15, 2012

A pedestrian and several cars pass through the recently-opened roundabout on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue on Nellis Air Force Base June 13, 2012. The new roundabout will...

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A reminder for Flag Day

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Nellis  Honor Guard present the colors while a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Parachute Team displays the American flag. Flag Day, celebrated June 14, commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. The day was proclaimed so by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and by congressional act in 1946, but…

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Partnership helps military spouses find employment

Posted  June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — As the wife of the Air Force Chief of Staff, Suzie Schwartz has the opportunity to meet with Air Force families stationed all across the country and around the world. And when she does, one issue that comes up time and again is spouse employment. During a recent interview, Schwartz said…

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