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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald Air Force

40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Health & Safety

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Health & Safety

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…


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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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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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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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U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens
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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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Health & Safety

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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Community Happenings – January 9, 2015

Posted  January 9, 2015

UNLV Troops to Teachers webinar: There will be a webinar for military veterans interested in teaching in Las Vegas. The webinar will be Jan. 14, 2015, at 5 p.m. PST. For more information, contact retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sherman Fuller at 719-282-5672, by email at sfuller@troopstoteachers.net or visit www.troopstoterachers.net. Nellis Area Spouses’ Club 2016 academic…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders
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Patches lead from front: Weapons system experts graduate from USAFWS

Posted  December 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, addresses graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School class 14B Dec. 13 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. As the guest speaker, the ACC commander emphasized the value of weapons school graduates by stating, “The…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young
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Chaplains help build relationships

Posted  December 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Klodnicki, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, helps coworkers find a solution to their problems during a counseling session at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 12. The Nellis chapel will be hosting a relationship seminar Jan. 9, open to all ID card…

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New commander addresses Airmen of 12th Air Force

Posted  December 19, 2014

To all of the 12th Air Force community, Happy holidays! My wife Kristan, my three children, and I are excited to join this outstanding 12th Air Force community. I cannot adequately express how honored and humbled I feel to join this community as the commander. I certainly appreciate the exceptional efforts of General and Mrs….

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COMACC lands at Nellis for USAFWS graduation

Posted  December 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, is greeted by, and talks with, Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, after arriving at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 11. Carlisle attended the U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduation ceremony as the guest speaker.

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