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Think before you drink: LVAADD saves careers, lives

On most Friday and Saturday nights, bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas are filled with people packed in like sardines.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Local

Airman uses passion to restore ‘survivor’ car

In 1971 “Fury” was born. She had a smooth fuselage body painted in Spanish gold with four headlights, a horizontal grille and two doors. She came equipped with a nylon/foam seat and carpet, a clock, and concealed wipers.

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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

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

‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Local

Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….


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Air Force

New surcharge on Visa purchases

Posted  February 8, 2013

As of January 27, merchants in the United States and U.S. Territories are permitted to impose a surcharge on any credit card transaction that uses a MasterCard or Visa branded card....

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Commentary

Have a plan when traveling Space-A

Posted  February 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When planning a vacation, people are always looking for ways to save a little money. One option is space-available flights offered by the Nellis air terminal to active-duty, retired, guard and reserve military members and dependents. Space-A flights allow people in these categories to take advantage of free flights…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airmen bring home ACC awards

Posted  February 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Congratulations to the following Nellis Airmen on their recent Air Combat Command awards, as follows: 99th Communications Squadron: Master Sgt. Michael Culver — Cyberspace Systems SNCO of the Year 99th Medical Group: Maj. Jeremy Haskell — Biomedical Clinician Category III Officer of the Year Maj. Geoffrey Gessel — Clinical…

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Sports

2013 Warrior Fitness Center racquetball tournament

Posted  February 8, 2013

Eugen Kavalenka, 99th Medical Group, plays a game of racquetball against Vernon Sublett, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, during the 2013 Warrior Fitness Center racquetball tournament Feb. 2, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Tournaments like this one give Airmen opportunities to play sports competitively. The sport of racquetball was invented in 1950, at Greenwich,…

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Local

New roundabout coming to Beale gate

Posted  February 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If you like coming on to Nellis Air Force Base through the Beale gate, just down Las Vegas Boulevard from the main gate, get ready for construction and the detours that come with it. The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron will be taking down the stop signs just through the…

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Salutes & Awards

A run to remember: Creech Airmen honor fallen warriors

Posted  February 8, 2013

Physical fitness is a major focal point for Airmen readiness across the Air Force and running is a key element. At Creech, Airmen have decided to do more than just run for fitness, they run for a purpose.

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Local

Dirt Boys lay foundation for new roundabout

Posted  February 8, 2013

A new flood wash gully broke ground recently at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new gully was installed during the construction of a new roundabout which will be finished June 1.

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Veterans

Down but not out: wounded warriors visit Creech

Posted  February 8, 2013

Wounded warriors from across the country toured Creech Air Force Base as part of the Swett Warrior event Jan. 28. Creech Airmen welcomed almost 100 wounded warriors from past conflicts, including one Medal of Honor recipient.

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VA issues new report on suicide data

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide. In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today’s report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services…

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Events

Community Happenings – February 8, 2012

Posted  February 8, 2013

57th MXS Munitions Flight Quarterly Closed Warehouse Inventory: In accordance with AFI21-201, Conventional Munitions Maintenance Management, Paragraph 7.11, the Munitions Storage Area will be CLOSED for a wall-to-wall inventory from March 18 to 25, 2013. All issue requests must be submitted no later than close of buisness Feb. 28. Munitions must be picked up and/or…

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