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926th Wing activated at Nellis, Creech

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, speaks to the crowd as Maj. Mckay Kingry, 926th WG inspector general, watches during the wing’s activation ceremony Dec. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 926th WG includes more than 1,300 reservists integrated with active duty Air Force…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero Air Force

82nd Airborne integrates with USAFWS for JFE 14B

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero Eleven C-130H Hercules’ from various Air National Guard units and 13 C-130J Super Hercules’ from the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepare to take off from Dyess AFB in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise…

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Nellis, Creech Airmen celebrate Thanksgiving, family

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, serves food during a Thanksgiving celebration at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 18. The wing hosted the event as a way to thank Airmen for their hard work, sacrifices, and dedication to the mission throughout the…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Veterans

Nellis Airmen remember Pearl Harbor, remain vigilant for future

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Jason Camilletti, 57th Operations Support Squadron commander, shares a laugh with Ed Lun, a retired Air Force pilot and veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, at the Southern Nevada Honor Flight World War II vets lunch at the Club at Nellis Air…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Air Force

Sweet treats delivered to Airmen in dorms

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Devonte Robinson, 99th Medical Support Squadron (left) receives a freshly baked cookies from Master Sgt. Sharon Tyree, 99th MDSS first sergeant, during the base cookie drive on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 8. The cookies were sorted by the Nellis Spouses’…


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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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VA selects contractor for Colorado community-based outpatient clinic

Posted  August 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected the contractor to build an expanded community-based outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. “This new facility will ensure that Colorado’s Veterans continue to have the world-class medical care that they’ve earned through their service to our Nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. One…

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