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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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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Community Happenings – January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Nellis Area Spouses’ Club 2016 Academic Scholarships: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club sponsors academic achievement scholarships for dependent graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students and dependent military spouses who exhibit potential and desire to complete a program leading to a college or vocational degree . The application packets for the 2015 school year are…

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

Posted  January 16, 2015

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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SMART program keeps medical Airmen mission ready for future conflicts

Posted  January 16, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Brig. Gen. Sean Murphy (far left), Air Combat Command command surgeon, Lt. Gen. Thomas Travis (center), U.S. Air Force surgeon general and Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg (far right), U.S. Air Force director of medical operations and research and chief of the nurse corps, listen to an…

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Contract that started it all

Posted  January 16, 2015

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Many of us who have been through history class will remember the story of the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, and their invention of the first airplane. The Wright brothers are not only given credit for the invention of the first successful airplane, but are also attributed with being central figures…

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Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted  January 16, 2015

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force — and one is still too young to accept an adult…

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Shaping command, control enterprise: Nellis hosts C2 summit

Posted  January 16, 2015

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, provides opening remarks at the U.S. Air Force Command and Control Summit held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 13. The summit brought together more than 70 general officers from across the Air Force and other subject matter experts with the goal of discussing the future…

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Salutes & Awards

Thunderbirds welcome new commander

Posted  January 16, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, Lt. Col. Greg Moseley and Lt. Col. Chris Hammond, outgoing and incoming U.S. Air Demonstration Squadron commander, render a salute during the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds change of command ceremony at the Thunderbird hangar at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted  January 16, 2015

Courtesy photo NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and personal identification number-enabled government travel cards, or GTC, to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and those who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance…

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Air Force, DOD switch HOMES

Posted  January 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official Department of Defense website designed to modernize the way all service members search for housing when relocating. Effective Dec. 29, 2014, HOMES.mil was launched for public access to provide service members seeking housing at their assigned location, and to landlords, owners and…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  January 16, 2015

Q: I am a military retiree — or military retiree spouse — who recently started a new job and my new employer offers a comprehensive employer-sponsored health care plan. They’ve offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit. They will also pay for a TRICARE…

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