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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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Fitness: Warrior Challenge

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Tech. Sgt. Amanda Cook, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron unit training manager, throws a medicine ball up after performing a crunch during a Warrior Challenge class at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 25. Participants performed squat kicks, right and left…

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Base construction set to cut costs, update facilities

Posted  February 27, 2015

Over the past few months, many people here may have noticed older buildings, parking lots and other areas on base being demolished to make way for new construction projects.

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99th LRS implements AIM2

Posted  February 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis AFB recently underwent a major change on how ground fuels are issued at the Military Service Station here. A Defense Logistics Agency contractor, Syn-Tech, installed a new Automotive Information Module, or AIM2 Vehicle Radio Frequency Technology, on approximately 500 Air Force vehicles located at Nellis AFB. The AIM2…

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75-day leave carryover ending September 30

Posted  February 27, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve members who have…

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823rd MXS phase inspection ‘Paves’ way

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Senior Airmen Thomas Crawford (left) and Rob Wainwright, both 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chiefs, re-install a heating duct on an HH-60G during the aircraft’s phase inspection at the 823rd MXS maintenance hangar on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 24. The mission of…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 27, 2015

Q: Who is eligible for the Transitional Assistance Management Program? A: TAMP is for sponsors and their eligible family members when the sponsor: • Involuntarily separates from active duty under honorable conditions. • Is a National Guard and Reserve member who separates from a period of more than 30 consecutive days of active duty served…

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Community Happenings – February 27, 2015

Posted  February 26, 2015

Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Public Meeting: The public is invited to attend a Nellis Air Force Base Restoration Advisory Board meeting at the…

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Weapons School fleet grows with arrival of second F-35

Posted  February 20, 2015

The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18. The integration of the F-35 into the syllabus will better prepare Weapons School students for future conflicts, as well as increase the effectiveness of other combat aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —…

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B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Posted  February 20, 2015

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

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I wanted to die

Posted  February 20, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Two months ago, I wanted to die. Allow me to clarify — I was not suicidal on that dark, August night when I hit rock bottom. I did not want to take a razor to my wrists. I did not want to swallow a bottle of pills. I did not want to…

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