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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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Community Happenings – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 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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Oldest flying squadron in existence flies high at Red Flag 15-1

Posted  February 6, 2015

Ever since air superiority became vital in any armed conflict, the Royal Air Force’s 1 (Fighter) Squadron has been on the leading edge of that superiority.

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Nellis fire fighters support Red Flag

Posted  February 6, 2015

The men and women of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services flight have more than just structural fires and accidents to respond to. Throw in aircraft, pilots and jet fuel to the mix and that adds to the knowledge they’re required to maintain in order to perform their job.

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Commentary

I really shouldn’t be here

Posted  February 6, 2015

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life. There was a time when I was an enlisted aircraft electrical…

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Overcoming failures

Posted  February 6, 2015

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity…

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Red Flag 15-1

Posted  February 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Four F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 175th Fighter Squadron, Joe Foss Air National Guard Station, Sioux Falls, S.D., prepare to launch during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied…

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Salutes & Awards

New physician assistants graduate IPAP

Posted  February 6, 2015

Two students graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program class 03-12 during a ceremony at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course here, Jan. 30, 2015.

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Can you hear me now?

Posted  February 6, 2015

Imagine being on a routine flight, cruising in the spacious sky at 40,000 feet. Everything seems to be proceeding as normal, but in a brief moment, you quickly realize something is wrong.

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PURPLE brings awareness to frustrated parents of infants

Posted  February 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s the middle of the night, and there is no sign of sleep. Two parents are helplessly sitting defeated on the bedroom floor. In a crib in the corner of the room is a crying, wailing, gum-gnashing infant donning a purple cap. They tried everything: baths, swaddling, bouncing and…

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Beyond the flightline at Red Flag 15-1

Posted  February 6, 2015

Samantha Millea isn’t a fighter pilot. She doesn’t load munitions on aircraft and she’s usually nowhere near a flightline.

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