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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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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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CATM puts shots on target

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…


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RPA prophecy fulfilled, oldest RPA squadron celebrates 20 years

Posted  August 7, 2015

Courtesy photo On Jan. 28, 2010, an RQ-1 Predator assigned to the 11th Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Muniz, Puerto Rico, enroute to provide over watch during Operation Unified Response, the humanitarian response to a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The 11th RS celebrated the 20th anniversary of its activation at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary…

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Selva confirmed as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

Posted  August 7, 2015

The Senate last week confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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NAFB education office informs Airmen about choices

Posted  August 7, 2015

Part of being an adult is making hard decisions. For some, the decision to go back to school and pursue a degree can be a daunting one. Since the cost of attaining higher education can make college not financially possible for many, the decision to go could be pushed to the wayside.

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Retired CMSgt, GS employee retires after 52 years

Posted  August 7, 2015

Courtesy photograph Chief Master Sgt. John Malone, right, retires after serving 26 years on active duty at a ceremony held on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in 1990. Malone served a combined 52 years on active duty and in civilian service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The year is 1963, U.S. President John F….

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ATC: ‘Cleared for takeoff’

Posted  August 7, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Airman 1st Class Jacob Garcia, 57th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, keeps track of departing and arriving aircraft on a traffic-counting device in the control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4. Controllers must track the number of aircraft coming in and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 7, 2015

Q: What breast pump supplies are covered? A: TRICARE covers: • Standard power adapters • Tubing and tubing adaptors • Locking rings • Bottles • Bottle caps • Shield/splash protectors • Storage bags • Up to two breast pump kits per birth event TRICARE doesn’t cover (unless part of a breast pump kit): • Breast pump…

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Community Happenings – August 7, 2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

NELLIS AFB COMMISSARY CLOSURE: The Commissary will be closed starting Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. until Aug. 28 at 8 a.m., due to a complete store reset of the dry and frozen areas of the sales floor. NELLIS Air Force Base Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in…

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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

Posted  July 31, 2015

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

Posted  July 31, 2015

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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Separated but not alone

Posted  July 31, 2015

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “how am…

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