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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…

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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.

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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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Turboprop Aircraft challenge Weapons School pilots

Posted  May 18, 2012

A low-flying aircraft will take to the Nevada skies this month, offering Air Force pilots a new threat to reckon with. For the first time ever, the T-6A Texan II will fly as an aggressor aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Security Forces sergeant becomes 9th female sniper

Posted  May 18, 2012

A security forces sergeant from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron completed Air Force sniper school April 27, becoming the U.S. military’s ninth officially-qualified female sniper.

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Memorial Day Safety

Posted  May 18, 2012

The 2012 Memorial Day holiday period begins at 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 28, which means millions of travelers are about to hit the road, traveling to see family and friends for the long weekend.  For the past six years, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has averaged 11.5…

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Finding purpose, finding community

Posted  May 18, 2012

At first glance it may seem unlikely that a shy computer technician would become a leader and mentor at Nellis Air Force Base and within the Las Vegas Filipino-American community, but with some self-initiative and the encouragement of others, Leon Madarang of the 99th Force Support…

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Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  May 18, 2012

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tina Cooper, 57th Test and Evaluations Group first sergeant, presents the Diamond Sharp Award to Airman 1st Class Ana Escalante-Venezuela, 57th Maintenance Squadron small bombs crew member, as members of the first sergeants...

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Playing with Clowns

Posted  May 18, 2012

Children at the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Center play a game of “Where is Mrs. Cherie the Clown?” with Dave and Cherie Gregg, Ringling Brothers circus clowns. The Greggs visited with base children and their parents as “Ambassadors of Laughter” for the circus.

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day event

Posted  May 18, 2012

Nellis Air Force Base held a Military Spouse Appreciation Day event May 11 to recognize the contributions of military spouses.

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Nellis commemorates Arbor Day

Posted  May 18, 2012

Nellis’ 99th Civil Engineer Squadron celebrated Arbor and Earth Day at the Lomie Gray Heard Elementary School with 300 students, teachers, and special guests. The school held an art contest where contestants created posters with the theme, “Trees Make a World of Difference.”

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Survey allows Airmen to speak frankly to leaders

Posted  May 18, 2012

Would you like to tell your leaders what you think? You have that opportunity through the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey.

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Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto visits

Posted  May 18, 2012

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (left) and Holly Petraeus, an assistant director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Servicemember Affairs, respond to…

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