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End of an era: 65th AGRS set to deactivate

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After almost a decade of unyielding service, the 65th Aggressor Squadron will be deactivating. Since being reactivated Sept. 15, 2005, the 65th AGRS helped provide air combat training for military members from the different branches as well as foreign allies. The Aggressor program originally came into existence in the…

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Nellis celebrates Air Force birthday

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Lt. Col. Tammy Johnson, 99th Force Support Squadron commander, and Airman Scott Chatwin, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, cut a ceremonial U.S. Air Force 67th birthday cake at the Crosswinds dining facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Sept. 18. The cake was served to…

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Nellis remembers POWs, those MIA

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika U.S. Armed Forces veterans bow their heads in remembrance during the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. During the ceremony, these former service members were honored for their commitment and service to the nation…

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Drug take back campaign coming to NAFB

The National Drug Take Back Day will be held at the Exchange here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27.

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott Ash Air Force

Air Force leaders sign Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.


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Veterans

Processing of retroactive Agent Orange claims nearly complete

Posted  June 22, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that nearly 230,000 claims have already been processed for the three newest Agent-Orange related conditions through June 2012, including over 150,000 claims required to be adjudicated under the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans…

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Community Happenings June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Dental Squadron Seeking Qualified Patients: The 99th Dental Squadron residency program is seeking patients requiring multiple dental specialties. Patients must present a need for two or more types of specialty care. Applicants must be a military retiree. If interested, please call Staff Sgt. Gardner at 653-2623 or Airman Vences at 653-2600, or email Staff Sgt….

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99th Air Base Wing welcomes new commander

Posted  June 15, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Col. Barry R. Cornish will take command and responsibilities of the 99th Air Base Wing from Brig. Gen. (select) Steven D. Garland during a 9 a.m. change of command...

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Weapons School exercise includes family perspectives

Posted  June 15, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School completed its nine-day graduation exercise here June 13. Upon graduation June 16, the students will have earned the title, “Weapons Officer,” and the Weapons School Graduate...

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Leading in our fiscal environment

Posted  June 15, 2012

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFNS) — While executing a few mission rehearsals in the middle of the African desert, one of my men was returning to our rally point on his all-terrain vehicle and was being a little too aggressive in his maneuvers. Sure enough, he ended up in the dirt with the ATV…

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Leading across ‘tribal’ barriers

Posted  June 15, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Twenty-first century technology and the 24/7 news cycle have made the world “smaller,” but over millennia human nature has not changed. We long to identify with and belong to a tribe. The myriad of patches, uniforms, ranks and patchwork of partner nation flags bear witness to that constant…

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Last flight

Posted  June 15, 2012

U.S. Air Force Major Gen. Bill Hyatt, Air Warfare Center commander, is sprayed with a fire hose by his wife, Becky, following his last flight as center commander June 13, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Hyatt, as the center’s commander, supported the Air Force’s mission to fly, fight, and win by integrating capabilities…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership School graduates

Posted  June 15, 2012

Forty-eight Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 12-E on June 6. This important career step means graduates will move on and...

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Voting assistance helps give Airmen voice

Posted  June 15, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Voting holds roots in American culture dating back to 1787, when the right to vote was established by the United States Constitution. Today, voting is a crucial part of American society that allows the American People to determine the leadership of its government. The voting assistance office encourages and…

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Presenting Colors…

Posted  June 15, 2012

Nellis Honor Guard members present arms to render courtesies to the U.S. and Philippines flags as Kirby Asunto, 14-year-old singer, sings the National Anthem of the Philippines, “Lupang Hinirang,” during the Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena June 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. Honor Guard members posted the colors after the…

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