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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

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

Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson Local

799th SFS turns up heat, wins Fire Muster traveling trophy

The Nellis/Creech Fire Department hosted the 4th annual Fire Muster at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, in culmination of National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2014.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley Local

Seymour Johnson hosts latest round of Joint Aircrew Flight Equipment testing

Over the past few years, the Air Force has seen the introduction of several weapons systems that have pushed its aviation capability to new heights.

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr. Local

First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

General health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well-being, career progression, professional development and recognition of all assigned Airmen and their families is all a part of the mission of an Air Force first sergeant — taking care of people.


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AF releases criteria for new service medal

Posted  October 17, 2014

Courtesy graphic Graphic of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 27, 2014, authorization. The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations. “This service…

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2015 Vanguard award nominations due Jan. 28

Posted  October 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nominations for the 2015 Noncommissioned Officers Association Vanguard award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Jan. 28, Air Force officials said. The award annually recognizes one enlisted member from each of the uniformed services for an act of heroism that results in saving someone’s life or…

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Undergrad flying training applications due in December

Posted  October 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2015 undergraduate flying training selection board originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 will now convene Feb. 17-20 and associated application suspenses have shifted by approximately a month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Oct. 10. Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate flying training must apply by Dec. 19…

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Air Force basketball athlete defines resiliency

Posted  October 17, 2014

When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, who was previously stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, thought his life was over, literally.

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57th MXG locked, loaded

Posted  October 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Airman 1st Class Maurice Isom, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons loader, tightens the connection between an inert missile and an aircraft during a quarterly weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 10. Load crew competitions are held…

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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted  October 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Jeffers Basic military trainees swing around a bar as part of the basic military training obstacle course Sept. 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The obstacle course was approximately 1.5 miles long depending on what 14 obstacles were open. The course was permanently closed Sept. 24…

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Community Happenings – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Nellis Open House 2014: The 2014 Open House celebrates the 21st century Air Force and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. This year’s Open House is scheduled for Nov. 8 and  9. 10 a.m. – Buses Start/Gates Open 11 a.m. – Opening Ceremony 11:15 a.m. – Start of Flying Show 3:45 p.m. – Flying…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 17, 2014

Q:“I just got married, how do I sign-up my spouse for TRICARE?” A: You will need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, by completing a DD Form 1172, Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card and DEERS Enrollment. Provide this form and any other required documents to the Nellis Air…

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Nellis Open House returns Nov. 8-9

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Clover-Loop Opener to kick off their performance during the final day of the Artic Thunder air show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 27. The Thunderbirds are one of many acts that will take to the skies during…

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From Airmen to Rangers: RAC First step to coveted Ranger tab

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As one of the most physically and mentally demanding schools in the U.S. military, the U.S. Army Ranger School builds leaders through its strenuous training. For Airmen seeking to attend Ranger School, they must first make it through the Ranger Assessment Course. The RAC is a 15-day course that…

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