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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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40 Nellis, Creech Airmen selected for promotion

Posted  March 6, 2015

The following master sergeants at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nevada, have been selected for promotion to senior master sergeant: James W. Andrews Raymond T. Artis Jr. Shane R. Baker Jamie E. Beam Guenther Bogensperger Shawn M. Bowman Michael P. Butler Noe Chavez Felix Cruz III Michael S. Culver Travis A. Eberly Kenneth J….

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AF wounded warrior trials in full swing at Nellis

Posted  March 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2015 Air Force Trials are underway after an opening ceremony to welcome the warriors here, Feb. 27. This year marks the second occurrence of the Air Force Trials, both taking place at Nellis Air Force Base. The trials are intended to promote the health and wellness of seriously…

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Upholding uniform standards: Duty of all Airmen

Posted  March 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — After enough time in service, many Airmen become very comfortable wearing the uniform. It becomes a part of them, yet at times there are those who occasionally forget the small conduct and appearance standards that come with wearing the uniform. Some Airman may have hair that is slightly out…

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99th FSS leads charge during wounded warrior trials

Posted  March 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron transformed the Warrior Fitness Center’s facilities for the second consecutive year into a bustling adaptive sports competition for roughly 100 wounded warriors known as the 2015 Air Force Trials, which took place here Feb. 27 through March 5. “The amount of support we get…

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57th WG announces annual award winners

Posted  March 6, 2015

  Winners of the 57th Wing annual awards sing the Air Force song during the awards banquet at the Alliante Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas Feb. 28. Award winners for 2014 are: Airman, Airman 1st Class Tobias Woodard, 57th Wing Staff; Noncommissioned Officer, Tech. Sgt. Jake Kearney, 57th Adversary Tactics Group; Senior Noncommissioned Officer,…

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted  March 6, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total…

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AMSC Class 15A Graduates:

Posted  March 6, 2015

Photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated another milestone recently, graduating its tenth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class Feb. 27. Course graduates, who come from various maintenance and munitions units across the Air Force, will go back to their bases to produce, mentor and…

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Women’s History Month: Remembering the past, looking toward the future

Posted  March 6, 2015

Courtesy graphic NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During the 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the opportunity to step up and volunteer on the…

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ACC commander unveils priorities

Posted  March 6, 2015

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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Thunderbirds prepare for ACC commander

Posted  March 6, 2015

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, perform a demonstration in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2. The Thunderbirds Showline consists of 24 professionals in various aircraft maintenance specialties. They are selected before each demonstration season based on their job proficiency, dedication to…

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