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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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ALS honors ninety-six new graduates

Posted  January 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photoMembers of Airman Leadership School Class 15-A pose for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 18. Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating this course. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education…

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Equipping our Airmen

Posted  January 9, 2015

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — When I entered the Air Force 16 years ago, my father-in-law, who is retired Army, shared a bit of service rivalry with me. He said that it’s well known the Air Force “mans equipment” while the Army “equips men.” For those of us in blue, it’s an insulting…

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Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

Posted  January 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It’s about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The maintenance versus repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled…

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99th LRS Vehicle Ops drives Nellis ground support

Posted  January 9, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —  The 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Vehicle Operations Element keeps Nellis AFB rolling by providing vehicles to units they need to accomplish their missions. Vehicle Operations plays a significant role in the daily operations of the base, by providing services ranging from issuing and renewing government driver’s licenses and ensuring…

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Nellis launches community stalking awareness campaign

Posted  January 9, 2015

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 7.5 million victims every year.

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It’s tax time!

Posted  January 9, 2015

Self-Help Tax Center to open Feb. 5 NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This year, the tax center has evolved into a self-help service center. What does that mean for Airmen assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases? They can use one of the kiosks located at the tax center to prepare and file…

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Sunrise Vista Golf Course: Open, ready for business

Posted  January 9, 2015

The Sunrise Vista Golf Course recently completed a five-day program management review to assess current operations and determine the most appropriate plan for continuing golf opportunities for the Nellis AFB community. 

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SecAF shares top three priorities during Columbus AFB visit

Posted  January 9, 2015

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited the base Dec. 17-18 to meet with Airmen and learn their unique capabilities, key initiatives, attributes and missions.

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Photo Essay: Vehicle Ops drives Nellis ground support

Posted  January 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. William Steenland, left, and Airman 1st Class Marcus Johnson, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations center, review an aircrew log at the vehicle operations center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 6. The aircrew log keeps track of flight takeoff and landing…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 9, 2015

Q: I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A: Visit the TRICARE Life Events page at http://www.tricare.mil/faqs to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. If you divorce, the sponsor must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, with a copy of the divorce decree. Your TRICARE eligibility may change after…

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