Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Local

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Commentary

Please give tomorrow a chance

Posted  April 22, 2016

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va.—In March 1983, I was 16 years old and a senior in high school. I had a sister who was 17 and a brother who just turned 19. Through interesting circumstances, we were all seniors together. On March 4, 1983, my brother committed suicide. That was a tough time for our…

Full Story »

Local

Creech opens new full-time SAPR office

Posted  April 22, 2016

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —In an effort to better facilitate immediate care and support to members of Creech AFB, Nevada, the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program opened its first office on the installation April 5. The opening comes as the Air Force observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) in…

Full Story »

Cyber
Local

14th TES participates at AFCEA Cyberspace Symposium

Posted  April 22, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For the seventh year in a row, the 14th Testing Squadron, an operational testing squadron that partners with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here, participated in the gathering of both industry and governments combined known as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Cyberspace Symposium. The AFCEA Cyberspace…

Full Story »

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
Local

99th FSS to open Auto Skills Self-Help Center

Posted  April 22, 2016

Airmen and all DOD ID cardholders who may be car enthusiasts, mechanics or just like working on their vehicles in general will now have access to work on their vehicles at the new Auto Skills Self-Help Center that the 99th Force Support Squadron will be opening April 28.

Full Story »

Health & Safety

Realistic simulator shows dangers of drinking, texting while driving

Posted  April 22, 2016

Senior Airman Jeremy Berndt, assigned to the 820th Red Horse Squadron, participates in a simulator that portrays a scenario in which the driver of a vehicle is well over the legal alcohol limit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 18. The Arrive Alive Tour uses a realistic simulator to show the dangers of drinking…

Full Story »