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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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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Events

Community Happenings March 23, 2012

Posted  March 24, 2012

Scheduled happenings For a full look at scheduled activities for Nellis agencies with posted event calendars, go to www.nellis.af.mil/eventcalendars.asp. Deployed, extended military members to receive discounted water/sewer rates: The Clark County Water Reclamation District, through a partnership with Nellis and  Creech Air Force  Bases Public Partnerships Office and the Legal Office will offer a reduced…

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Base Theater Showtimes March 23-25, 2012

Posted  March 24, 2012

(702) 652-5020 Credit/Debit Cards Accepted Showtimes: Unless otherwise indicated, all show times are 7 p.m. Matinees, when scheduled, are at 1 p.m. Saturdays.   Today, March 23, 7 p.m. CHRONICLE (PG-13) Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m. THE GREY (R) Sunday, March 25, 7 p.m. ONE FOR THE MONEY (PG-13) The theater is closed Mondays through Thursdays.

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Salutes & Awards

Warrior of the Week Condra

Posted  March 24, 2012

Staff Sgt. Kurt Condra 99th Communications Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Project Manager Time at Nellis: 2 years Time in Air Force:  8 years Hometown: Jacksonville, N.C.   What does your job consist of?   I manage communication installation requirements and projects for Nellis AFB.   Why did you join the Air Force?   A family…

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Veterans

Las Vegas WASPs of World War II

Posted  March 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. “” The Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, was an organization that existed from 1942 through 1944, composed of women trained as pilots. The WASPs began with 28 women, hired for their extensive civilian flight experience. Later applicants went through the same pilot training course as men, except for acrobatics…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sean Mitchell
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Around Nellis, Creech, Nevada Test and Training Range and the United States Air Force

Posted  March 24, 2012

ALASKA “” An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130P/N King flies over Alaska with its aerial refueling hoses extended March 14, 2012. The HC-130P/N is an extended-range version of the C-130 Hercules transport.

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Vietnam’s Loss is America’s Gain

Posted  March 24, 2012

I met Dr. Anthony Nguyen, an oncologist at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Nevada, on a routine referral from my urologist. I guessed correctly that Dr. Nguyen was of Vietnamese descent.  I told him I had served in Vietnam in the early seventies, and from there we struck up a lively conversation.  His story of…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
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Air Force announces staff sergeant test dates

Posted  March 24, 2012

The 2012 Weighted Airman Promotion System testing for the 12E5 Staff Sergeant Promotion cycle begins May 1 to June 15, 2012. The latest edition of the Professional Development Guide (PDG) hard copy was shipped Nov. 2011 and is ready for pick up from unit WAPS monitors. Unit WAPS monitors can verify…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
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Health & Safety

Biometrics strengthen Nellis entry control

Posted  March 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Nellis Air Force base is introducing a new security program for base access, the Defense Biometric Identification System. DBIDS is a Homeland Security and Department of Defense initiative to manage personnel, property and installation access. The program…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster
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Salutes & Awards

Excellence in Action Award

Posted  March 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, 57th Wing commander, poses in front of his F-16 Fighter Falcon prior to his final flight as wing commander March 16, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. O’Shaughnessy will relinquish command to Brig. Gen. Charles…

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