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

Defense Secretary talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Defense Secretary Ash Carter came here Feb. 4, during the last leg of his defense-budget installation visits, and spoke to Nellis Air Force Base Airmen to preview the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and discuss its impact on the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Local

57th OSS weather plays crucial role during Red Flag

Atmospheric weather conditions vary every day due to changes in heat, wind and moisture. Weather is constantly changing and is not something that can be controlled.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

Red Flag: Then, now

During the Vietnam War (1962-1973) the U.S. Air Force lost approximately 1,737 aircraft in combat. It was a number that was unacceptable and an area that the Air Force knew it needed to improve on.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Christian Clausen Veterans

Biking brings hope to wounded, recovering veterans

Air Force members from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., volunteered as part of the Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) program and brought more than 20 wounded and recovering veterans together for the Vegas Challenge Feb. 1-3 in Blue Diamond, Nev.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter Local

606th ACS takes control of skies over Red Flag

When pilots fly over the massive Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas during Red Flag exercises, they always have to be in contact with one another to make key decisions which will determine who will be the day’s victors and losers.


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Health & Safety

Exchange ‘Salad Wednesdays’ are good for body — and wallet

Posted  February 12, 2016

DALLAS—Soldiers and Airmen wanting to eat right and save money can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service for “Salad Wednesday.” Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesday” is part of the Exchange’s BE FIT initiative, designed to promote healthy…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  February 12, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m.   Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Christian Clausen
Veterans

Biking brings hope to wounded, recovering veterans

Posted  February 10, 2016

Air Force members from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., volunteered as part of the Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) program and brought more than 20 wounded and recovering veterans together for the Vegas Challenge Feb. 1-3 in Blue Diamond, Nev.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter
Local

606th ACS takes control of skies over Red Flag

Posted  February 5, 2016

When pilots fly over the massive Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas during Red Flag exercises, they always have to be in contact with one another to make key decisions which will determine who will be the day’s victors and losers.

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Local

104th FW guardsmen honing skills during Red Flag

Posted  February 5, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 125 Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, joined combat air force squadrons from around the world to participate in Red Flag 16-1, a large scale integration and combat training exercise. The 104th FW joins over 130 aircraft and 3,000 personnel from…

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