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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…

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Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Health & Safety

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…


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Weapons School class 14A graduates

Posted  July 3, 2014

The United States Air Force Weapons School traces its roots to the Aircraft Gunnery School established in 1949 at Las Vegas Air Force Base, which became Nellis Air Force Base in 1950.

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Green Flag conducts large scale exercise

Posted  July 3, 2014

Green Flag-West 14-08 concluded June 27 as the largest scale Green Flag exercise ever conducted.

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Respect nature’s power

Posted  July 3, 2014

Many Nellis AFB Airmen enjoy taking in the beauty of nature outside of the Las Vegas area. Two of the most popular destinations for experiencing nature are Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston.

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Home alone: Ensure your children are ready, responsible

Posted  July 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is upon us, and for most children school is out for the year. Many parents have already secured placement in summer programs and activities for their children. However, there are times when parents must decide if their child is old enough and responsible enough to be left home alone. The…

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Boating in style: Life jackets save lives

Posted  July 3, 2014

Airmen are reminded to wear a life jacket while operating or riding on personal watercraft to help increase their risk of survival in case of an emergency. According to the Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association, nine out of ten drowning’s occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety and involving boats under…

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AF to every Airman: Tell us your story

Posted  July 3, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders want Airmen to share their stories with the world and designed the 2014 American Airman Video Contest with that purpose in mind. “Every Airman has a story — and smartphone technology now allows those Airmen to share those stories to a wider audience than ever before,” said Air Force Chief of…

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Buy used cars with confidence

Posted  July 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As we bustle into summer and permanent change of station season, please be wary of used car dealership scams. Scams can be difficult to identify and can finically impact an individual for several years. Below are helpful tips to avoid auto dealer fraud: Research ahead of time. Always research the dealership…

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CMSAF stresses total-force unity

Posted  July 3, 2014

There is no distinction among Airmen within the Air Force components when it comes to how they perform their jobs, how they live up to standards and how they embrace the service’s core values, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during a visit here June 24-25.

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Aviano jets rocket over California skies during Green Flag 14-8

Posted  July 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Michael Long, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to exit an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and bomber squadrons,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 3, 2014

Q.“I’m a grey area retiree and I want to enroll in the TRICARE Retired Reserve program. How do I find out if I’m eligible for coverage? In addition, if eligible, how do I purchase coverage, what is the cost and how do I pay for it?“ A. Retired Reserve members may qualify for enrollment and purchase…

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