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Hill AFB Airmen, F-35 a lethal combo at Red Flag

The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron wrapped up flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II in an exponentially more challenging exercise Red Flag, 19-1 Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Red Flag adjusts for today’s challenges

The 414th Combat Training Squadron, which oversees Red Flag, is making changes to the exercise for improved efficiency at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic multi-domain training exercise that maximizes the combat readiness and survivability of participants by providing a robust, accurate training environment.

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USAFWC breaks ground on Virtual Test and Training Center

Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander, and Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, broke ground Feb. 8 on the Virtual Test and Training Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., which will enable full-spectrum readiness through next-generation battlespace environments.

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Creech Airmen celebrate new MWR services

Creech Air Force Base, Nev., held a grand opening for a long-sought Community Commons location, Jan. 31, 2019. Leadership from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and 99th Air Base Wing were in attendance and ushered in yet another addition to Creech morale, welfare and recreation infrastructure.

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Helping F-35A pilots operate, survive at Red Flag

The F-35 is lethal and survivable in almost any environment, but it’s just a machine, unable to do anything without a skilled pilot. Those pilots need gear to interface with the jet, operate and survive.


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Las Vegas Sailor prepares turkeys for Thanksgiving celebration

Posted  November 30, 2018

Navy photograph by PO3 Kylan McKay ONBOARD USS BLUE RIDGE — Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Mico Tawatao, left, from Las Vegas, Nev., attached to U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), prepares turkeys for the ship’s Thanksgiving celebration. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy, and as 7th Fleet command…

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Events

Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  November 30, 2018

Christmas Tree Lighting The Nellis Chapel Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is set for 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Nellis Chapel parking lot. There will be games, food, hot chocolate, a cake walk, arts and crafts, and a chance to have your photograph taken with Santa Claus.   Snowmobile Tour: Outdoor Recreation is sponsoring a…

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Health & Safety

Health benefits – Open season ends Dec. 10

Posted  November 30, 2018

If you’re a federal employee or military retiree under the Tricare Retiree Dental Program, now is the one opportunity this year to enroll in, review or change your health care coverage. The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program will no longer be available after Dec. 31. Those who were previously eligible for TRDP are now eligible to…

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Nellis leadership serves Thanksgiving dinner

Posted  November 28, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie Nellis leadership serve food to Airmen and guests at the Crosswinds Inn dining facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 22, 2018. More than three dozen leaders and families served Airmen, retirees and family members Thanksgiving dinner. Leadership and their families from Nellis Air…

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Sports

Airmen shine during VGK Military Appreciation Game

Posted  November 19, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Staff Sgt. Isiah King, protocol specialist assigned to the United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., sings the National Anthem prior to the military appreciation hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Anaheim Ducks at the T-Mobile Arena, Nov. 14, 2018….

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