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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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USAFADS announces 2015 officer selections

Posted  June 13, 2014

Gen. Mike Hostage III, commander of Air Combat Command, has officially released the names of the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron later this year, to begin preparations for the 2015 demonstration season.

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Molding youth into excellence

Posted  June 13, 2014

As summer shines on Nellis AFB the 99th Force Support Squadron Youth Center moves into full swing.

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FitFamily provides families tools for success

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination. To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a healthy…

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Sunscreen saves lives

Posted  June 13, 2014

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — “One in five people will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime,” according to Maj. Shelley Aldrich, 374th Medical Group chief of Dermatology. That can be a sombering fact for sun lovers and those who like to make regular trips to their local indoor tanning facility. The three most…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 13, 2014

Q.“Can I choose a civilian network provider?” A.If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the United Healthcare Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review and approval…

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Community Happenings – June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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Technical difficulties delay start of ECARS

Posted  June 6, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Airman 1st Class Gregory Vasquez, 99th Security Forces Squadron journeyman, checks a common access card June 3, 2014 at the entrance of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Employee-Certification and Reporting System program which was scheduled to begin June 1, has been postponed until further notice due…

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Motorcycle safety at forefront of CDOS

Posted  June 6, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Service members await instructions during the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Riders Course May 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The course provides three days of motorcycle training to teach the basics of safely riding a motorcycle on and off base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Thank you, for now

Posted  June 6, 2014

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland — Capt. Thomas Hammill was a Green Beret who served in Vietnam and Cambodia. I knew him as an uncle and hero; however, society had a different perception of him and the rest of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans returned to America and found protests, hate…

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It’s about fair procedures

Posted  June 6, 2014

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Occasionally, folks around the base will ask me after a court-martial, “What do you think about the result?” The question comes up more often when the accused member is acquitted or when the punishment appears to be somewhat lenient. This occasionally causes me to scratch my head a bit. The apparent implication…

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