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LVC integration takes Red Flag to next level

For 40 years, Red Flag exercises have sharpened the “tip of the spear” for its participants. While in the beginning that meant exposing warfighters to their first 10 combat sorties as a way to increase their survivability in aerial combat, the exercises have evolved

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns AFMS annual award

Staff Sgt. Danielle Thinnes, 99th Medical Group respiratory therapy department trainer, was named the Air Force Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Airman of the Year.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Page Air Force

ACC commander unveils priorities

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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

Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.


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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted  March 6, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total…

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AMSC Class 15A Graduates:

Posted  March 6, 2015

Photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated another milestone recently, graduating its tenth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class Feb. 27. Course graduates, who come from various maintenance and munitions units across the Air Force, will go back to their bases to produce, mentor and…

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Women’s History Month: Remembering the past, looking toward the future

Posted  March 6, 2015

Courtesy graphic NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During the 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the opportunity to step up and volunteer on the…

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ACC commander unveils priorities

Posted  March 6, 2015

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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Thunderbirds prepare for ACC commander

Posted  March 6, 2015

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, perform a demonstration in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2. The Thunderbirds Showline consists of 24 professionals in various aircraft maintenance specialties. They are selected before each demonstration season based on their job proficiency, dedication to…

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Wounded Warriors rally for Air Force Trials

Posted  March 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Staff Sgt. August O’Niell salutes Maj. Gen. Margaret Poore, Air Force Personnel Center commander, after presenting her with an Air Force Wounded Warrior flag during the opening cermony of the 2015 Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. Care Beyond Duty is…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 6, 2015

Q:  I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A: Children • Unmarried biological and adopted children are eligible for TRICARE until age 21, or 23 if in college — see “College Students” below. • Eligibility may extend beyond these age limits if he or she is severely disabled. • At age 21 or…

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Community Happenings – March 6, 2015

Posted  March 6, 2015

Relationship Seminar: All couples with DOD ID cards are welcome to attend this seminar based on an award winning marriage curriculum March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Club on Nellis Air Force Base. Registration runs through March 11 at the Nellis AFB Chapel. The cost is $10 per couple and childcare and…

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Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis to host AF wounded warrior trials

Posted  February 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British and Australian wounded warriors will convene here Feb. 27 through March 5 for the 2015 Air Force Trials. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. Nellis…

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