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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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99th ABW commander speaks to Nevada business leaders on hiring veterans

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to local and state business leaders and politicians about the benefits of hiring veterans at the Las Vegas, Nev., City Hall June 5. Cornish, along with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada governor Brian Sandoval,…

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Leader, wingman, father

Posted  June 13, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I am a new Airman at Nellis Air Force Base, and, as Father’s Day rolls around I’m not home to celebrate. Since I can’t celebrate with my father, I find myself more inclined to produce a sentimental approach this year. In honor of father’s day, I’ve decided to write a…

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Nellis stands down for SAPR

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, briefs Airmen on the importance of sexual assault prevention at the base theater June 6 at Nellis AFB, Nev.  Nellis AFB stood down for the day to focus on sexual assault response and prevention training. NELLIS AIR…

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2014 Las Vegas Air Force Ball planning commences

Posted  June 13, 2014

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Planning has begun for the 2014 Las Vegas Air Force Ball, scheduled to take place at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas Sept. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. At this year’s ball, Airmen, families, and friends will have an opportunity to “Celebrate the Airman’s Story” as they…

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RPA community launches 65th CAP, meets SecDef initiative

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Airman First Class Ryder Luzadder, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron communications technician, left, and Staff Sgt. Jose Feliciano, 432nd ACMS communications technician, look over technical orders for a ground control station May 28. The 432nd ACMS is the only squadron of its kind in the Air…

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Nellis graduates newest physician assistants

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler 1st Lt. Kevin Stuessy (left), and 1st Lt. Christopher Gomez, Interservice Physician Assistant Program students, enter at the beginning of their graduation ceremony at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, June 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Graduates of the IPAP are commissioned as…

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Nevada civic leader attends NSF

Posted  June 13, 2014

Courtesy photograph Tom Skancke, CEO and president of the regional development authority for Southern Nevada, now known as the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance attended the National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base on behalf of the State of Nevada and Nellis AFB May 6 through 8. Skancke is recognized as one of the…

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Corrective eye surgery wait times reduced

Posted  June 13, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force currently offers active duty members two types of corneal refractive surgery to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. Refractive surgery eliminates the need for glasses, contacts, prescription inserts for night vision goggles and ballistic eyewear thereby enhancing mission and deployment readiness. CRS is now offered at six bases…

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AF implements new feedback process July 1

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In a recent message to Airmen, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III announced plans to begin implementing a more comprehensive Air Force evaluation system for officers and enlisted members. The first step in the process will be the July…

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Stay alive: If you drink don’t drive

Posted  June 13, 2014

Airmen are constantly reminded not to drink and drive due to the illegality and safety concerns. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, an estimated 32 percent of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. Airmen that receive a DUI are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military…

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