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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.

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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.

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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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Air Force Chief of Safety sends Memorial Day Critical Days of Summer 2012 Message to all personnel

Posted  May 24, 2012

SUBJECT:  Critical Days of Summer – 2012   “Safety — It’s Personal” is the theme for this year’s Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from 25 May through 3 Sep 2012.  This year’s theme is a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility and the decisions we make impact our friends, families and Air…

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Beat the Heat – Check the Backseat

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the temperature begins to rise, the risk of death to children left in vehicles also begins to rise. According to figures from the Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University, an average of 38 children die each year in hot cars. The numbers typically begin to climb…

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New fitness center uses energy efficiently

Posted  May 24, 2012

The new Nellis Air Force Base Fitness Center is leading the way in planned energy efficiency. The $25M fitness center was funded by an Enhanced Use Lease with the city of North Las Vegas and is designed...

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National parks free for active duty families

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Active duty families can now take advantage of free passes granting entrance to all 397 national parks. “We all owe a debt to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country,” said Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson. “We are proud to recognize these brave…

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Five Airmen become citizens at Lake Mead ceremony

Posted  May 24, 2012

Five Airmen were among 24 newly naturalized citizens who received their certificates of citizenship at a Lake Mead, Nev., ceremony May 18.

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STARBASE Nellis teaches, reaches Las Vegas Valley students

Posted  May 24, 2012

STARBASE Nellis opened its classroom doors Apr. 23 to Las Vegas Valley youth, instructing them in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Phishing scam targets military cardholders

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A scam affecting military personnel led the Nellis finance office to issue a warning of a virus threat. Air Force government travel card contractor Citi reported to the Air Force that a bogus email designed to resemble Citi’s own correspondence was being circulated in…

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Florida Board names road after former Nellis pilot

Posted  May 24, 2012

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.—The Lake County Commission recently approved a resolution designating a portion of State Road 44 in Lake County, near Eustis, Fla., as “Captain Jim “Malibu” Reynolds Jr. Road.” Family members, along with state and local government representatives, attended as the Florida…

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Warrior of the Week Young

Posted  May 24, 2012

Staff Sgt. Robert Young III 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. Customer Service Liaison Supervisor Time at Nellis: 5 years Time in Air Force: 5 years Hometown: Cortland, N.Y. What does your job consist of? My job is troubleshooting materiel management concerns and customer feedback…

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Nellis AFB lieutenant to compete at national racquetball tourney

Posted  May 24, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Maurice Mckoy, 99th Comptroller Squadron financial officer, dives to hit the racquetball May 17, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. McKoy has been playing competitive racquet ball for more than 12 years and was hand-picked by the chief of…

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