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AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis News

Aircraft crashes near Nellis

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

Air Force photograph by SSgt. Vernon Young Jr. Air Force

RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown Air Force

AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

Aggressor’s paint scheme gets a makeover

Since 1972, the 64th Aggressor Squadron has prepared combat air forces by providing realistic threat replication and training.


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Events

5K Color Run/Walk

Posted  April 29, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An Airman gets two different colors of chalk thrown on her during the 5K Color Run/Walk to raise awareness for April campaigns at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 22. The green and red chalk thrown during the color run represent the Chapel and Mental…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  April 29, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

Brig. Gen. Leavitt assumes command of 57th WG

Posted  April 22, 2016

On April 15, during a change of command ceremony, Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Christopher Short at the Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar on Nellis AFB.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
Salutes & Awards

99th LRS Cargo Movement wins Air Force-level award

Posted  April 22, 2016

Andrew Carnegie once stated, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

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Commentary

#NotJustApril: Know your part, do your part

Posted  April 22, 2016

PETERSON AIR FORCE AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Working in the field of sexual assault prevention and response, it’s presumable that I think about the subject more frequently than the average person. As such, my children have been subjected to a plethora of discussions regarding risk reduction and effective bystander intervention — far too many…

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