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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

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34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.


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Adopt-A-Family campaign spreads holiday cheer

Posted  November 21, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis First Sergeants Council is sponsoring its annual Adopt-A-Family program during the upcoming 2014 holiday season at Nellis AFB. Adopt-A-Family is a program that delivers presents to military families from Nellis and Creech AFBs who are in need of some extra help during the holidays. To partake in…

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Ellsworth AFB B-1s blast through Green Flag-West 15-02

Posted  November 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two crew chiefs from the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., complete a pre-flight checklist on a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, during Green Flag-West 15-02 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Nov. 18. Green Flag-West, provides combat training…

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Community Happenings – November 21, 2014

Posted  November 21, 2014

Trees for Troops:  Free holiday trees will be available in the Chapel parking lot 8 to 10 a.m., Dec. 10 for E-5s and below, 10 a.m. to noon for all others. For more information, contact the Chapel at 702-652-2950. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share…

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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The aircrew of a C-130J Hercules sit atop the aircraft to watch the practice performance of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7. Several military and civilian aerial demonstration teams participated in the event which also…

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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Maj. Brad Matherne, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-35 test director, gives a thumbs-up during the Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 8. Matherne piloted an F-35A Lightning II during the open house, which also marked the first public display of…

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Fall safety tips

Posted  November 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, there are things we all need to do to prepare ourselves, our families and our homes for the fall season. First of all, everyone should check and replace batteries in smoke detectors prior to turning on the heater, furnace, or using the fireplace for the first…

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How did we lose this young Airman?

Posted  November 14, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time testing, received all 5s on her enlisted performance reports and took part in two deployments. Clearly she was a high-performing Airman. But, in her words, the Air Force had made it clear it didn’t want…

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Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton Rows of crosses line the Cambridge American Cemetery, England, Nov. 11. The cemetery was dedicated in 1956 as the final resting place of 3,812 American service members. CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY, England — A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and…

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‘Executive Sweet’ takes flight during open house

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Ron “Rocky” Reinert, volunteer crewman, performs post-flight checks on a B-25J Mitchell during the open house at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov.7. The B-25, which is a twin-engine bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied Air Forces in World War II, was perhaps…

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CSAR crews shine at Nellis Open House

Posted  November 14, 2014

Fixed-wing aircraft weren’t the only ones slicing through the cloudless southern Nevada skies this year at the 2014 Nellis Open House.

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