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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

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Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

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Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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Sponsors: critical lifeline to newcomers

Posted  March 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Whether it is  the first move or just the latest of many, a move to a new base can be one of the most stressful parts of a military career, full of uncertainties affecting every aspect of life. That’s where unit sponsors come in. The unit sponsor’s job is…

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57th Wing commander completes final flight…

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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Airman Leadership School Levitow Award presented…

Posted  March 24, 2012

Brig. Gen. David Buck, left, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, presents the John Levitow Award to Senior Airman Jonathan McConico, right, from the 757th Maintenance Squadron Feb. 23rd, 2012 at the Nellis Airman Leadership School graduation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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To be continued…

Posted  March 24, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) “” I have to admit I became a big fan of the television series “Lost” when a friend gave me past episodes on DVD that I watched while I was deployed. After returning home, I watched the show without fail each week. One of the most frustrating things about following the series was…

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Air Force’s top instructors train Red Flag 12-3 participants

Posted  March 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. “” U.S. Air Force Weapons School instructor pilots served as “tactical mentors” to Red Flag 12-3 participants, providing advanced knowledge and instruction during the exercise, held Feb. 27 through March 16. The instructors who design and lead six months of the most…

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Fuel truck changes may save Air Force millions of dollars

Posted  March 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.”” The 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron completed installation of new fueling equipment that may save the Air Force millions of dollars. The squadron completed installation in March of two test examples of the Hydrant Mobile Refueler system, or HYMORE, on its…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  March 27, 2012

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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Community Happenings March 31, 2012

Posted  March 31, 2012

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 “Military Relief Rate” to members of the Armed…

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Warrior of the Week Ordiales

Posted  March 31, 2012

Airman 1st Class Jeremy J. Ordiales U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Knowledge Operations Manager Time at Nellis: 7 Months Time in Air Force: 1 Year Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. What does your job consist of? I serve on the United States Air Force Weapons School command section staff, assisting the Commandant with officer and enlisted…

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Female Airmen reflect Air Force’s future

Posted  March 31, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – “Women don’t get as far as men do because they fritter around. They have to spend money and time on clothes and cosmetics and things like that. They just about get started and they fall in love, too. Men are different. When they start flying they stick to it….

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