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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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What I’ve learned, an Airman’s perspective

Posted  February 20, 2015

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.  — When I raised my right hand and swore to defend my country, I wanted to travel the world and continue my education. I managed to accomplish the first, spending the first two years of my enlistment at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and Osan Air Base, South Korea, but my ever-changing…

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Red Flag: evolution

Posted  February 20, 2015

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton
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Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Posted  February 20, 2015

Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter pilots. Of those eight, only six fly in aerial demonstrations.

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Salutes & Awards

ALS honors new graduates

Posted  February 20, 2015

Seventy six Airmen from Class 15-B completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating from Airman Leadership School during a ceremony at the club Feb. 12, 2015.

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AEF Teaming brings new order of business to deployments

Posted  February 20, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For many Airmen deployments are hard to understand, and for leaders they’re hard to sell and to sustain. Implemented in Oct. 2014, Air Expeditionary Forces Teaming was designed as a way to improve predictability, visibility and stability for units and Airmen while maintaining the flexibility to satisfy combatant commander…

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Fitness: Lifting weights

Posted  February 20, 2015

Lei Govan, a shift manager at the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, lifts weights at the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 18. Weightlifting can help burn fat, reduce the risk of diabetes, prevent back pain and help fight depression. The Warrior Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday…

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Nellis Honor Guard practices perfection

Posted  February 20, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cocco, Nellis Air Force Base honor guardsman, practices presenting the flag during a training session at Nellis AFB, Feb. 17. The flag was folded by a six-person flag sequence and would be presented to the next of kin during a funeral service….

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  February 20, 2015

Q: My child is coming home this summer from college. Does he need to transfer his TRICARE Prime enrollment? A:  No.  Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime. If you need…

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Community Happenings – February 20, 2015

Posted  February 20, 2015

2015 Nellis AFB African American History Month: The Black History Month banquet is 6 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 20 at The Club. Cost is $25 per person and dress is smart casual/semi-formal. For more information contact Senior Master Sgt. Richardson at 702-652-6815 For tickets contact Richardson, Master Sgt. Hayden at 702-652-6805, Tech. Sgt. Humphries at…

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Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

Posted  February 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 6. The B-2 is the only aircraft in the world of its kind, and brings unmatched long-range,…

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