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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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PURPLE brings awareness to frustrated parents of infants

Posted  February 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s the middle of the night, and there is no sign of sleep. Two parents are helplessly sitting defeated on the bedroom floor. In a crib in the corner of the room is a crying, wailing, gum-gnashing infant donning a purple cap. They tried everything: baths, swaddling, bouncing and…

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Beyond the flightline at Red Flag 15-1

Posted  February 6, 2015

Samantha Millea isn’t a fighter pilot. She doesn’t load munitions on aircraft and she’s usually nowhere near a flightline.

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99th MDG beneficiaries may see change of PCM due to optimization

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is adapting to changes in the Primary Care Manager staff while simultaneously increasing enrollment in the Internal Medicine clinic, which could cause beneficiaries to see a change of their PCM as a result. Additionally, the Flight Medicine Clinic has transformed into a more comprehensive model known as a Patient…

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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

Posted  February 6, 2015

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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Fire protection flight prepared to respond

Posted  February 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Senior Airman Cody Malia 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman displays a rescue saw at Fire Station 1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 2. The saw is primarily used to remove aircraft canopies if the pilot or rescue workers are unable to open…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 6, 2015

Q. How do I get emergency care through TRICARE? A. If you need emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you’re enrolled in TRICARE Prime or a TRICARE Prime option, call your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you get emergency care. For more…

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Community Happenings – February 6, 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

2014 Annual Awards Banquet: The banquet is scheduled to be held Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at The Club. Tickets are $25 per person. Military dress is mess dress or semi-formal. Civilian dress is semi-formal or business attire. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Justin King at 702-652-6242. 2015 Nellis AFB African American History Month:…

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Construction to begin on Tyndall Avenue

Posted  January 30, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Base personnel should expect lane closures along Tyndall Avenue beginning Jan. 30 or the week of Feb. 2 until September of this year to allow for improvement of the base’s water main infrastructure. The $750,000 project, overseen by the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, will tie in remaining aircraft hangars,…

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Red Flag launches into 2015

Posted  January 30, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two maintainers assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, work on the wing of an F-15 Eagle during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 27. Maintainers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of aircraft, including…

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On war, football: Sun Tzu, Bill Belichick conversation

Posted  January 30, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sun Tzu, the legendary Chinese military general, lived over two thousand years ago. He’s best known for his famous book “The Art of War” — a masterpiece that endures today as a crafty reference guide, applicable not only to war fighting, but also many other pursuits. If “The Art…

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