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

Nellis holds MARE to prepare

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron spray an F-16 Fighting Falcon that is playing the role of a downed F-35A Lightning II during a major accident response exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 28. The firefighters were evaluated on how quickly and…

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Remember to change your smoke detector battery

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set your clocks back one hour Nov. 2: Take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries. Turning the clocks back will already be on the ‘to-do’ list for the majority of…

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Tips for visiting Nellis Open House

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off to perform an aerial demonstration during Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable, compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis community is happy to…

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Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev. Students are training for real-life situation during simulated ambushes and must use small…

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LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.


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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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Salutes & Awards

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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Salutes & Awards

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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