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AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew Local

Teamwork, Precision and Execution: Red Flag 16-4

The skies above Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, have been dominated by the presence of F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron for Red Flag 16-4.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller Local

Red Flag 16-4: challenge issued, challenge accepted

The 55th Fighter Squadron, from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, brought their “Shawesome” F-16 Fighting Falcon’s to an exercise Air Expeditionary Wing during Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15, 2016.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew Local

Mad Hatters strike at Red Flag

F-15E Strike Eagles, personnel and equipment from the 492nd Fighter Squadron out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England kicked-off exercise Red Flag 16-4, to conduct air combat training with joint and U.S. allies combat air forces at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15.

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.


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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted  April 29, 2016

The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.

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Exchange honors military spouses with $5,000 vacation giveaway

Posted  April 29, 2016

DALLAS — Military Spouse Appreciation Day falls on May 6 this year, but the Exchange will celebrate the contributions of military spouses all month by offering a chance to win a resort vacation package for two valued at more than $5,000. One lucky winner will have their pick of more than 2,000 resort locations worldwide,…

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5K Color Run/Walk

Posted  April 29, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An Airman gets two different colors of chalk thrown on her during the 5K Color Run/Walk to raise awareness for April campaigns at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 22. The green and red chalk thrown during the color run represent the Chapel and Mental…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  April 29, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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Brig. Gen. Leavitt assumes command of 57th WG

Posted  April 22, 2016

On April 15, during a change of command ceremony, Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Christopher Short at the Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar on Nellis AFB.

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