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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Local

57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Local

Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson Local

799th SFS turns up heat, wins Fire Muster traveling trophy

The Nellis/Creech Fire Department hosted the 4th annual Fire Muster at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, in culmination of National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2014.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley Local

Seymour Johnson hosts latest round of Joint Aircrew Flight Equipment testing

Over the past few years, the Air Force has seen the introduction of several weapons systems that have pushed its aviation capability to new heights.

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr. Local

First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

General health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well-being, career progression, professional development and recognition of all assigned Airmen and their families is all a part of the mission of an Air Force first sergeant — taking care of people.


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Health & Safety

Severing the chain reactions that can lead to suicide

Posted  June 29, 2012

Those last few words of the argument ring in your head as you pour another drink. Checking Facebook makes everything worse, and the more you drink the worse your thoughts become – and the worse your judgment about the situation gets.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Q: I’m 45 year old female. Do I need to get a mammogram? A: Yes, it’s recommended for ages 40 through 69 every 12-24 months.

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis medical center graduates first resident class

Posted  June 29, 2012

The 99th Medical Group Family Medicine Residency Program is graduating its first class today. The FMR graduation ceremony marks the end of the residents’ three-years of post-doctoral, supervised practice...

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What we see but don’t understand

Posted  June 29, 2012

Being a first term Airmen and an air traffic control apprentice at Nellis AFB is no easy task. Even with over a hundred hours of training, it’s very easy to forget that the tiny aircraft targets seen on the radar screen are actually massive aircraft, each with more components and intricate parts then the entire room of equipment used to execute the air traffic control mission.

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Green Flag At Nellis

Posted  June 29, 2012

U.S. Marine Capt. Dan Fiust, Marine Attack Squadron 513 pilot from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., checks equipment in his AV-8B Harrier. The Harrier pilots, along with F-16 pilots from Misawa Air Base...

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Health & Safety

HAWC fitness coach places in Nev. bodybuilding competition

Posted  June 29, 2012

Brittney Hunsaker, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health and fitness specialist, works out at the Nellis Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center June 25, 2012.

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Salutes & Awards

AMMOS Class 12-A receive diplomas

Posted  June 29, 2012

U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School graduating class 12-A poses for a group photo after receiving their diplomas, June 22, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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99th Air Base Wing bids farewell to commander, welcomes new boss

Posted  June 22, 2012

Brig. Gen. (select) Steven Garland relinquished command of the 99th Air Base Wing to Col. Barry Cornish during a Change of Command ceremony on June 15. The 99th ABW is responsible for Nellis Air...

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Promotion is in your hands

Posted  June 22, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It is up to you to get promoted, Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Noxon, Air Force Personnel Center enlisted promotions and testing superintendent, advises enlisted members. The enlisted promotion system is based on several weighted factors, most of which are within the member’s control, he said. Those factors include time…

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NELLIS NOTAM – June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Former U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. (ret) Peter T. Kempf passed away June 15 after a prolonged battle with cancer. A career pilot with 33 years of service, he was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and was the architect of the U.S. invasion of…

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