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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Racing against the clock and with leadership’s eyes watching, three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded training munitions onto an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10, officially becoming the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A.

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ACC successfully completes BlackBerry to Apple migration

Earlier this year, Air Force Space Command announced an Air Force desire to migrate from Blackberry devices to a secure smart phone solution for the Air Force. Air Combat Command led the way and has now successfully migrated 100 percent of its 3,500-plus BlackBerry users to Apple [iOS] devices.

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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Local

Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson Local

799th SFS turns up heat, wins Fire Muster traveling trophy

The Nellis/Creech Fire Department hosted the 4th annual Fire Muster at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, in culmination of National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2014.


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Got Standards?

Posted  August 30, 2012

U.S. Air Force Photo Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert A. Ellis NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Airman Ellis, what steps does Technical Order 00-25-172 require you to take in this situation?” This question was posed to me 27 years ago by a higher headquarters inspector general team member during a short-notice inspection by one…

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Nellis maintainer launches 100th F-35 mission

Posted  August 30, 2012

NELLIS/EGLIN AIR FORCE Bases, Nev./Fla. — Staff Sgt. Shaun Whittington, of the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, watches the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter as the pilot performs shutdown procedures after a sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 16. The sortie marked the 100th F-35A mission flown at Eglin, but also was Whittington’s…

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Back to school means increased safety for drivers

Posted  August 30, 2012

The 27th of August marked the official first day of school for the traditional nine-month calendar year in Clark County for 2012-2013.....

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Ask the Doc – August 30, 2012

Posted  August 30, 2012

TRICARE PLUS. . . Q. Will I have a hard time getting appointments at Nellis? A. TRICARE Plus members have the same priority for care at Nellis as member’s enrolled in our TRICARE Prime program. Our commitment is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within seven days and specialty care appointments…

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Advanced Maintenance School graduates 16 senior noncommissioned officers

Posted  August 30, 2012

The United States Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School continued to expand combat capability across the Air Force with the graduation of its fifth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course on Aug. 17, 2012.....

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Nellis Volunteer named Nevada Veteran of the Month

Posted  August 30, 2012

Leonard Becker, a volunteer at the 99th Medical Support Squadron satellite pharmacy was named Nevada’s August Veteran of the Month.....

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‘Everyday heroes’ honored by Red Cross

Posted  August 30, 2012

Maj. Jeremy Kilburn, a cardio pulmonary physician at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, oversees a cardio-pulmonary procedure Aug. 28, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. He recently won the Red Cross Everyday Heroes award for his July 9, 2012, life-saving efforts. Two Nellis Airmen receive awards for saving lives Maj. Jeremy Kilburn On…

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Airman models while helping charity

Posted  August 30, 2012

Military members often help their local communities with volunteer work, but one Nellis Airman is aiding her favorite charities as an old-fashioned pin-up model.....

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Interagency agreement offers convenience to Veterans’ prescription refills

Posted  August 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – Nearly 250,000 patients served by the Indian Health Service have utilized a prescription service available through an interagency agreement between IHS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “Federal partners such as IHS are invaluable in VA’s commitment to collaborating and expanding award-winning services that enhance patient care,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs…

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New Director of Center for minority Veterans named

Posted  August 30, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Barbara Ward to the Senior Executive Service and assigned her as the Director of the VA’s Center for Minority Veterans. “Barbara Ward is an outstanding fit in her new job and will provide a fresh perspective on women and minority issues,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K….

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