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End of an era: 65th AGRS set to deactivate

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After almost a decade of unyielding service, the 65th Aggressor Squadron will be deactivating. Since being reactivated Sept. 15, 2005, the 65th AGRS helped provide air combat training for military members from the different branches as well as foreign allies. The Aggressor program originally came into existence in the…

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Nellis celebrates Air Force birthday

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Lt. Col. Tammy Johnson, 99th Force Support Squadron commander, and Airman Scott Chatwin, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, cut a ceremonial U.S. Air Force 67th birthday cake at the Crosswinds dining facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Sept. 18. The cake was served to…

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Nellis remembers POWs, those MIA

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika U.S. Armed Forces veterans bow their heads in remembrance during the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. During the ceremony, these former service members were honored for their commitment and service to the nation…

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Drug take back campaign coming to NAFB

The National Drug Take Back Day will be held at the Exchange here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27.

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott Ash Air Force

Air Force leaders sign Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.


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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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Events

Building dedication ceremony

Posted  August 3, 2012

U.S. Air Force Gen. Bob Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and Col. Gregory Patschke, Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat director, cut a ribbon during a building dedication ceremony July 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Helicopter maintenance keeps aircraft flying differently than others do

Posted  August 3, 2012

Airmen of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron here perform engine maintenance in a way no one else in the Air Force does.

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Sports

Hole in One…

Posted  August 3, 2012

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Alex Ackley, a fire emergency services accreditation manager with the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, tees off at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course July 31, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted  August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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Health & Safety

Nellis ‘Goes for Green’

Posted  August 3, 2012

In a world where healthy and convenient does not always go hand in hand the Nellis dining facility is working to help those struggling to decide on food options to “Go for Green.”

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