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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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Commentary

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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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS — Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary…

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Airmen’s Center offers fun, connections

Posted  April 13, 2012

The delicious aroma of a home-cooked feast wafted through the hallway of the Samek Airmen’s Center. An inviting spread of fresh rolls, succulent turkey and ham, warm mashed potatoes and an assortment of side dishes was laid out on a long table. It was a meal to rival Thanksgiving Dinner – but it was just…

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820th RED HORSE return from six-month deployment

Posted  April 13, 2012

Family members anxiously wait during a Welcome Home ceremony April 9, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 820th RED HORSE Squadron members united with their families after returning from a six-month deployment. The mission of the 820th RHS is to provide the Air Force with a highly-mobile…

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Health & Safety

Vehicle-pedestrian accidents: deadly, costly

Posted  April 13, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of nearly 5,000 non-motorists are killed on U.S. roadways each year. To put that number in perspective, Transportation for America, a broad-based coalition focused on transportation safety, made…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center increases Autism Awareness

Posted  April 13, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a free bi-monthly class to support Autism Awareness April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The class comes at a critical time during the Month of the…

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A&FRC offers Common Sense Parenting

Posted  April 13, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— The Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting a course for new, expecting and seasoned parents entitled Common Sense Parenting. The course is a practical skill-based parenting program that can be applied to every family. The classes take place every…

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Events

757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Quarterly Load Crew Competition

Posted  April 13, 2012

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Julius Anglin, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons craftsman, aligns a MK-82 general purpose bomb to an F-15E Strike Eagle during a load crew competition April 6, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nellis Airman one of 29 Athletes selected for 2012 Warrior Games AF team

Posted  April 13, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Twenty-nine Air Force athletes will compete for gold after being chosen to represent the service at the 2012 Warrior Games. Included as a team member is Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, representing Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Warrior Games is an Olympic-style event open to all wounded, ill and…

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763rd Maintenance Squadron transitions to 823rd Maintenance Squadron

Posted  April 13, 2012

U.S. Air Force Airmen salute for the singing of the National Anthem during the inactivation of the 763rd Maintenance Squadron and the activation of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron April 10, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 823rd MXS…

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Veterans

VA Launches “Project REACH” contest to help homeless find vital services

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new contest today to help the people who help the homeless.  It challenges the developer community to create easy, mobile access to resources that the homeless need, when they need it and where they can get it. “This contest taps the talent and compassion of the…

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