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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…

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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.

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

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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Air Force, DOD switch HOMES

Posted  January 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official Department of Defense website designed to modernize the way all service members search for housing when relocating. Effective Dec. 29, 2014, HOMES.mil was launched for public access to provide service members seeking housing at their assigned location, and to landlords, owners and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 16, 2015

Q: I am a military retiree — or military retiree spouse — who recently started a new job and my new employer offers a comprehensive employer-sponsored health care plan. They’ve offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit. They will also pay for a TRICARE…

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823rd MXS provides safe, reliable aircraft

Posted  January 16, 2015

Airman 1st Class Carlos Thompson, 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60 at the 823rd MXS hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 12. The 823rd MXS is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of 18 HH-60s. Airman 1st Class Hunter Foust, 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk…

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Community Happenings – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Nellis Area Spouses’ Club 2016 Academic Scholarships: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club sponsors academic achievement scholarships for dependents 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 now…

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End of era signals new beginnings for security forces

Posted  January 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Staff Sgt. Dontea White, Base Security Operations course student, scans the area around his convoy for simulated explosive ordnance devices during the dismounted operations portion of the course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex north of Las Vegas Dec. 17. White is training for his…

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ALS honors ninety-six new graduates

Posted  January 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photoMembers of Airman Leadership School Class 15-A pose for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 18. Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating this course. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education…

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Equipping our Airmen

Posted  January 9, 2015

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — When I entered the Air Force 16 years ago, my father-in-law, who is retired Army, shared a bit of service rivalry with me. He said that it’s well known the Air Force “mans equipment” while the Army “equips men.” For those of us in blue, it’s an insulting…

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Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

Posted  January 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It’s about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The maintenance versus repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled…

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99th LRS Vehicle Ops drives Nellis ground support

Posted  January 9, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —  The 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Vehicle Operations Element keeps Nellis AFB rolling by providing vehicles to units they need to accomplish their missions. Vehicle Operations plays a significant role in the daily operations of the base, by providing services ranging from issuing and renewing government driver’s licenses and ensuring…

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Nellis launches community stalking awareness campaign

Posted  January 9, 2015

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 7.5 million victims every year.

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