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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty Local

RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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

AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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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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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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