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926th Wing activated at Nellis, Creech

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, speaks to the crowd as Maj. Mckay Kingry, 926th WG inspector general, watches during the wing’s activation ceremony Dec. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 926th WG includes more than 1,300 reservists integrated with active duty Air Force…

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82nd Airborne integrates with USAFWS for JFE 14B

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero Eleven C-130H Hercules’ from various Air National Guard units and 13 C-130J Super Hercules’ from the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepare to take off from Dyess AFB in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise…

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Nellis, Creech Airmen celebrate Thanksgiving, family

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, serves food during a Thanksgiving celebration at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 18. The wing hosted the event as a way to thank Airmen for their hard work, sacrifices, and dedication to the mission throughout the…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Veterans

Nellis Airmen remember Pearl Harbor, remain vigilant for future

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Jason Camilletti, 57th Operations Support Squadron commander, shares a laugh with Ed Lun, a retired Air Force pilot and veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, at the Southern Nevada Honor Flight World War II vets lunch at the Club at Nellis Air…

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Sweet treats delivered to Airmen in dorms

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Devonte Robinson, 99th Medical Support Squadron (left) receives a freshly baked cookies from Master Sgt. Sharon Tyree, 99th MDSS first sergeant, during the base cookie drive on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 8. The cookies were sorted by the Nellis Spouses’…


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Things to know about gift cards

Posted  December 12, 2014

Courtesy photo NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many gifts exchange hands during the holiday season. One of the most popular, easiest and convenient of gifts is the gift card. Almost every store offers gift cards for their products or services. Gift cards can satisfy even the most particular recipients since they choose what to purchase…

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SecAF: ISIL fight requires comprehensive approach

Posted  December 12, 2014

The air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working as part of the ongoing joint effort to disrupt, degrade and destroy the terrorist organization, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Dec. 9.

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Family Dynamics: CMSAF, wife Athena talk about AF life at home

Posted  December 12, 2014

In a special edition of CHIEFchat, the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader and his wife sat down with a group of Airmen and their dependents for a candid conversation about family life in the force.

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Falcons to face Western Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Posted  December 12, 2014

The Air Force Falcons accepted a bid to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 20, in Boise, Idaho, against Western Michigan from the Mid-American Conference.

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Airmen, Soldiers train to employ as integrated force

Posted  December 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed A paratrooper assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., glides to a landing during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise 14B on the Nevada Test and Training Range Dec. 6. JFE, as part of a restructured…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 12, 2014

Q. Does TRICARE cover urgent care?     Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Community Happenings – December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Tech. Sgt. Billy Joe Thomas, assigned to 432nd Maintenance Squadron, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Kimberley Anderson, 432d Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB at (240) 215-7236 or DSN 384-6056. Blood drive dates:…

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Nellis Airman powered by innovation

Posted  December 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Master Sgt. Shane Sneary, an Air Force Repair Enhancement Program manager with the 57th Maintenance Group, answers questions during an interview with the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 31. Sneary was interviewed about his cost-saving submission…

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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout

Posted  December 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson,…

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Running past anxiety

Posted  December 5, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I have never been a skilled runner. I’ve always wanted to be; however in my mind, running was an anxiety filled, sweat-stained horror. Distance running has always been a dreaded activity for me. I always felt inadequate, uncoordinated and humiliated for finishing last. I’d rarely been the champion of battling…

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