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Fire Prevention Week turns up heat!

Fire Prevention Week was held from Oct. 9 to 15. This year’s campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represented the final of a three-year effort to educate the public about essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Salutes & Awards

USAFWS scheduler’s award-winning expertise is ‘backbone’ of school

The new squadron commander pauses in the delivery of his speech at the change-of-command ceremony. He searches the crowd until he finds a person standing in the back of the aircraft hangar.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Salutes & Awards

On Fire! 99th CES Fire Protection wins DOD Awards

When it comes to fire protection and emergencies, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases rely on trained specialists, prepared for anything. The men and women of the Fire Emergency Services department have risen to the challenge and they’ve earned the awards to prove it.

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

Nellis celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 was National Hispanic Heritage Month and was a time to recognize the contributions and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett Air Force

Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary

For the last decade, the Air Force Memorial stood boldly in the skyline of the nation’s capital, inciting pride and honor, and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of Airmen who have served.

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Salutes & Awards

Weapons Instructor Course Class 16A

Posted  July 1, 2016

Feb. 1-June 25, 2016 8 WPS (ABM) NELLIS AFB, Nevada 1. Capt. Jesus M. Burciaga Jr. 2. Capt. Craig S. Harms 3. Capt. Eric S. Haupt 4. Capt. Peter L. Hickman 5. Capt. Aaron E. Hoff 6. Capt. Brian D. Hucks 7. Capt. Taylor C. Jones (EC-130) 8. Capt. Jacob A. Jordan (RC-135) 9. Maj….

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MQ-1s, MQ-9s provide ‘buddy lase’ capability against ISIL

Posted  July 1, 2016

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—As U.S. Central Command approaches the two year anniversary of supporting Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing reflect on their contributions using the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. The OIR campaign…

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HVAC beats heat at Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  July 1, 2016

While stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, summer months can be brutal to Airmen and their families. Average highs from May to October can vary from 90 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia

A-10 pilot establishes milestone at USAFWS

Posted  July 1, 2016

The briefer approached the podium, prepared to lay out the day’s mission plan, turned to the fighter pilots, and opened the briefing with three simple words of greeting: “Gentlemen ... and ma’am.”

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Thunderbirds Return to Six-Ship Demonstrations

Posted  July 1, 2016

NELLIS AFB, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have announced their return to flying six-ship demonstrations this weekend in Battle Creek, Michigan, July 2. The Thunderbirds have flown five-ship demonstrations while Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6, stood down for several weeks following an aircraft mishap June 2nd after performing the 2016 U.S. Air Force…

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