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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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ACC stand down looms over Nellis

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz F-15 Eagles, assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, sit dormant under sun shades on the flightline, May 20. Under the Air Combat Command stand down effective June 1, all units not directly preparing for combat deployments or involved in operational testing will be grounded through…

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Nellis announces permanent closure of Olympic pool

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard The Nellis Air Force Base Olympic pool will be permanently closed due to a crack that was found in the dive tank. Although the pool is closing, there are alternatives such as the pool at the Warrior Fitness Center, the base housing pool, community pools,…

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Combating stress

Posted  May 24, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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How do we balance it all?

Posted  May 24, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — I was speaking to a group of company grade officers recently and one of them asked, “How do you balance it all?” He knew that I had a very busy job with a lot of demands on my time. He also knew that I had a family and, quite possibly, some…

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99th MDG welcomes new commander

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, passes the guidon for the 99th Medical Group to Col. Guillermo Tellez, 99th MDG commander, during the 99th MDG change of command ceremony May 17 inside the Thunderbird Hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th MDG…

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AF selects 3,841 for master sergeant

Posted  May 24, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 3,800 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials said May 21. The 3,841 selected represent 18.71 percent of the 20,528 eligible. Following official commander notification, the list of selectees will be released May 23, 8 a.m. CDT. The average score for those…

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Nellis conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Colin Cathrew, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a hazardous material container during an exercise May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HAZMAT containers are used for the safe handling, storing and transportation of hazardous materials.

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True resilience: How a Korean orphan became an American Airman

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Tech. Sgt. Holly Mays was orphaned on the streets of South Korea before she was two years old. Now, she’s the unit training manager for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a 17-year veteran of the service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Someone once told…

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Air Force, civilian law enforcement partner for Police Week

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. A.D. A Nevada Highway Patrolman shows an Airman his radar system during a static display demonstration as part of National Police Week, May 14. In addition to the Nevada Highway Patrol, members of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron showcased various Air Force assets. National Police Week was…

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First of its kind: Weapons school mission planning course graduates first enlisted Airmen

Posted  May 24, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The first-ever course taught at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School for enlisted intelligence professionals, the Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course, graduated six enlisted students for class 13-1 here May 17. When these Airmen return to their home units, they will work closely with their intelligence weapons officers and chiefs of…

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