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823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural mainframe craftsman, replace the structural strap on the tail pylon of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during an accelerated inspection phase, July 25 at Nellis…

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Newcomer’s orientation offers useful information

Incoming members of the Nellis community gather together for a Right Start Newcomers Orientation briefing at The Club, July 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the peak permanent change of station season, approximately 750 people attend Right Start, and each week approximately 50 people attend in-process orientation, visit vendors at the information fair,…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Volunteers ensure smooth operation at pharmacies

Volunteering can be a great way to spend extra time by helping someone out. There are multiple personal benefits, as well as benefits for the organization receiving the assistance.

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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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Your momma wears combat boots

Posted  April 13, 2012

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) — On the small-town playground of my childhood, the comeback quip of last resort after being physically or verbally pummeled was “Well, your momma wears combat boots.” It was the juvenile equivalent of today’s profane four-letter bombs, but with bigger consequences. If used, the surrounding crowd within earshot…

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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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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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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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