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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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

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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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster
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Around Nellis May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster Rozita Villanueva Lee, who serves on the White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, speaks during the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 4, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. APAH month was originally introduced as Pacific/Asian Heritage Week by…

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Health & Safety

Air Force chef serves up food, nutrition education to local kids

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Franco, preparing food is his profession. It’s also his way of giving back to underprivileged kids in the local community. Franco, a culinary academy-trained chef and Nellis Crosswinds Dining Facility production manager...

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VA eliminates copayment for In-Home Video Telehealth Care

Posted  May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, the Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer charge Veterans a copayment when they receive care in their homes from VA health professionals using video conferencing. “Eliminating the copayment for this service will remove an unnecessary financial burden for Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We will continue…

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Glass now part of recycling effort

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Glass can now be recycled at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and can also be co-mingled with other recyclable materials. Cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum and now, glass can be co-mingled in recycling bins. Glass containers should be empty before disposing of them. Commingled recyclables can be disposed…

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Air Force refocuses pollution, waste efforts

Posted  May 11, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force leaders recently refocused their pollution prevention and waste elimination efforts with a new policy aimed at gaining efficiencies. A policy memo co-signed April 27 by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Philip Breedlove and Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry Yonkers comes on…

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Health professionals offer cool advice

Posted  May 11, 2012

(AFNS) — Anyone who has gone through basic military training knows how seriously the instructors take “hydrating,” but do the trainees really know why they are encouraged to drink water regularly and beyond thirst? The human body’s main goal is to maintain homeostasis, or balance, in all aspects of function. This includes maintaining a constant…

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Nellis Warrior competes in 3rd Annual Warrior Games

Posted  May 11, 2012

In June 2010, a helicopter carrying seven rescue personnel crashed in Afghanistan. The rescue crew was on its way to save injured service members in the field when the helicopter was struck by enemy fire. Five crew members died from their injuries. But two survived.

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7th Annual Defending Freedom Dedication

Posted  May 11, 2012

On May 5, 2012, the 7th Annual Defending Freedom Red Rock Memorial Dedication was held at the Visitors Center of the Red Rock National Conservation Area. There are now 84 names on the Memorial. On May 5, 2012, the 7th Annual Defending Freedom Red Rock Memorial...

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Community Happenings May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

The Munitions Storage Area will be closed for a wall-to-wall inventory from Jun 12-18. All issue requests must be submitted no later than close of  business May 29. Munitions must be picked up and/or turned in no later than Jun 12. Emergency issue requests must be approved, in writing, by the Group Commander or equivalent….

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kicks off at Nellis

Posted  May 4, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrations have kicked off, with the Nellis Air Force Base Library leading the way for a month-long schedule of activities at the installation. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m children gather in the Nellis...

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