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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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

Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Health & Safety

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Health & Safety

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…


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Weapons load crew competition brings out best of best

Posted  January 23, 2015

Staff Sgt. Adam Badgley, Tomahawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew lead, logs completed tasks during the 57th Maintenance Group’s weapons load crew of the year competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 16. Crew leaders ensure safety by following all technical orders, leading the load and double checking completed loads to look for…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 23, 2015

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence do the following: 1. Log into MilConnect — a Common Access Card, DS Logon or DFAS MyPay Pin is required to log in 2. Click on the “My Profile” tab 3. Select “Update and View My Profile” 4. Add your…

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Community Happenings – January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Nellis Area Spouses’ Club 2016 Academic Scholarships: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club sponsors academic achievement scholarships for dependent graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students and dependent military spouses who exhibit potential and desire to complete a program leading to a college or vocational degree . The application packets for the 2015 school year are…

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted  January 16, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…

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SMART program keeps medical Airmen mission ready for future conflicts

Posted  January 16, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Brig. Gen. Sean Murphy (far left), Air Combat Command command surgeon, Lt. Gen. Thomas Travis (center), U.S. Air Force surgeon general and Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg (far right), U.S. Air Force director of medical operations and research and chief of the nurse corps, listen to an…

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Contract that started it all

Posted  January 16, 2015

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Many of us who have been through history class will remember the story of the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, and their invention of the first airplane. The Wright brothers are not only given credit for the invention of the first successful airplane, but are also attributed with being central figures…

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Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted  January 16, 2015

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force — and one is still too young to accept an adult…

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Shaping command, control enterprise: Nellis hosts C2 summit

Posted  January 16, 2015

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, provides opening remarks at the U.S. Air Force Command and Control Summit held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 13. The summit brought together more than 70 general officers from across the Air Force and other subject matter experts with the goal of discussing the future…

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Thunderbirds welcome new commander

Posted  January 16, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, Lt. Col. Greg Moseley and Lt. Col. Chris Hammond, outgoing and incoming U.S. Air Demonstration Squadron commander, render a salute during the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds change of command ceremony at the Thunderbird hangar at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted  January 16, 2015

Courtesy photo NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and personal identification number-enabled government travel cards, or GTC, to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and those who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance…

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